The African Trilogy, Book 1 (Lust, Money & Murder #7)

The African Trilogy, Book 1 (Lust, Money & Murder #7)

by Mike Wells

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When U.S. Secret Service Agent Elaine Brogan and her husband are called to the American Embassy in Paris, they believe they're about to receive an award. Instead, they're separated and thrown into a treacherous adventure that neither of them could have ever imagined. From a black site at some unknown location, to Morocco, to Chad, and finally to the war-torn region of Darfur, Elaine fights to free herself and arrest the man responsible. In addition to Elaine and Nick, the The African Trilogy features the usual cast of Lust, Money & Murder characters - Luna Faye, Dmitry, Tony, and the notorious Giorgio Cattoretti. Put on your seatbelt and prepare yourself fo another wild, 'unputdownable' ride.

Note: This book was previously titled: Lust, Money & Murder - Book 7, Off the Grid.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157737955
Publisher: Mike Wells
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Series: Lust, Money & Murder , #7
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 50,277
File size: 512 KB

About the Author

Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

Customer Reviews

The African Trilogy, Book 1 (Lust, Money & Murder Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jenthomason1109 More than 1 year ago
Another action-packed novel with a fantastic ending! Very early in the novel, Nick and Elaine find themselves in a very unpleasant situation, to say the least. Tony is at home with the children so calls on Luna, who then calls on Dmitry so it’s the usual cast of characters. A cool thing about this novel is the background provided about Luna. I loved her story and how she came to be a part of the Secret Service! Cattoretti is back, of course, but he’s not the worst of the bad guys in this one. Yes, he’s plotting and scheming, but there is a worse villain in this book that is absolutely infuriating. There is a new addition to this one, a nurse named Alisha, who is quite the character also. Wells does not disappoint with the government/political secrets and drama in this book, as with the others, but there is more foreign/political drama and unrest weaved into this book just adding to the suspense. There were times in the first quarter or so of the book that things were sort of dragging with Nick and Elaine’s story, but things plummet into full force action and suspense for the remainder of the novel. I was trying to think of some original praise for Wells’ novels for this review since this is the 7th time I have reviewed his books (lol!) and I think one thing that pulls me into these novels so much is that you forget you are reading a work of fiction written by an author. It honestly feels as if Nick or Elaine are real people telling you a story about their career. Granted so many things occur that I would think that they couldn’t possibly happen, but it’s all written with such realism that I find myself forgetting that it isn’t real. I am feeling sad, however, because there are only 2 books left in this series… Then what will I read? As always, if you have not yet read Mike Wells “Lust, Money & Murder” series, you need to get book 1 and get started. Book 7, like the others before that, are all fast-paced, action-packed, and leave you dying for the next one! *Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good story, although 100 pages or so are back story for a minor (at least in this volume) character. Several sections need a good edit to fix grammar and misused words. The book ends abruptly leaving the characters mid-story and none of the threads of this lengthy tale are resolved. You need to buy the next book in the series and hope the author works out the solutions. Reminds me of tv series where the writers start off strong but do not know what to do with the stories and the characters mid-season, so the audience is left hanging as the show goes into hiatus.
DaxMTucker More than 1 year ago
Enjoying this series since book 1. Wells has definitely earned the title from his readers of "The 'Unputdownable' Author." It is easy to get emotionally invested in his characters almost immediately. He engages your senses and takes you on adventures to locations all over the world. The plot twists are very clever and keep you guessing until the end. I look forward to more in this series!