The Deathbrew Affair: Lethal Webs #1
He's the King of Control Freaks. I'm the Queen of Winging It. Together we'll save the world...Unless we kill each other first.
I’m Casey Billings, an American operative in the London office of a covert, multinational agency. I’m working with an MI5 officer, Jack, Lord Bainbridge, to bring down a bioterrorist who plans to unleash a pandemic. We’re posing as newlyweds to infiltrate the community that’s a cover for the bioweapons operation. Unfortunately, we don’t play well together, and not only because of Jack’s distracting, off-the- scales hotness.
I grew up poor in a mill town, and he’s an aristocrat with more money than a third-world country. Besides that, I fly by the seat of my pants while Jack lives by his plans for every contingency and takes charge of everything. Including me. Or so he thinks.
Basically, we’d like to strangle each other. But we have a pandemic to stop first.
Then all bets are off.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 stars-- THE DEATHBREW AFFAIR is the first instalment in Nancy Northcott's contemporary, adult THE LETHAL WEBS romantic, suspense series focusing on American Operative Casey Billings, and MI5 agent Jack, Lord Bainbridge. Told from first person point of view (Casey Billings) THE DEATHBREW AFFAIR follows the contemptuous relationship between American operative Casey Billings, and MI5 agent Jack aka Lord Bainbridge as they are paired together in a multi-national undercover operation battling time, a potential pandemic, biological terrorism, and one another. Lord Bainbridge comes from royalty and represents everything Casey Billings hates and loathes but pretending to be a married couple throws Casey into the deep end of a family embattled in their own quagmire with several questionable business proposals including a possible connection to Jack and Casey's current investigation. What ensues is the fake marriage to lovers trope that focuses on the take down and recovery of a biological weapon; the slow building love relationship between Casey and Jack, and the potential fall out as the players in a game of international bioterrorism begin releasing their product a little at a time. THE DEATHBREW AFFAIR is an intriguing, engaging and exciting story line of family, partnership, power and greed. Lord Bainbridge is a take charge kinda of man; a MI5 agent who requires order and control, and Casey Billings' impulsive and carefree behavior wreaks havoc in our hero's well ordered plans. While Casey struggles with the memories of a mission gone wrong; Jack is desperate to convince Casey that what happened remains in the past. The premise intense and moving; the characters are colorful, sassy and passionate; the romance is a slow build to a potential partnership in the future. Nancy Northcott's THE DEATHBREW AFFAIR is an energetic, action packed, and thrilling introduction to the author's THE LETHAL WEBS series.
LOVED this book! It's fast paced romantic suspense at its best - with plenty of humor woven throughout it. Casey is a tough secret agent used to doing things on her own and on the fly - her main plan is to improvise. Then circumstances force her to partner with Jack, a MI5 agent who is leading the investigation that Casey's work instigated. To say she's a bit miffed is an understatement. To have her be subservient to a stuffy English Lord is almost more than she can handle, but she refuses to give him a reason to remove her from the investigation. Posing as his wife, she takes every opportunity to poke fun at him, including a series of nicknames guaranteed to make you laugh. This is a must read for fans of the genre. While this is the first book I've read by this author, but it won't be the last. Not only am I adding her to my must read authors' list, I'm going to work my way through her back list.