This is the first full length novel I’ve read by Anne Greene. I’ve read several other of her books in novella form, mostly sweet romance type stories. This one had hints of romance but mostly suspense, intrigue and danger. Nicole travels to Turkey alone in search of her missing brother Ian. He’s all that’s left of her family after losing her husband and parents. Shortly after arriving in Turkey her purse is snatched and she is rescued by Josh, a secret CIA Intel Analyst. He does not tell Nicole about his mission to capture the Viper, who also has kidnapped Ian. Thus begins their journey through the crowded streets and shadowed corners in search of Ian and the Viper.
Some history of Turkey is brought in throughout the story as well as customs and family interactions. The women are still treated as possessions and prisoners by their husbands. Some areas traveled are like being in Bible days as if time had stopped. No electricity, wagons or tractors for transportation and cooking on roofs with open flames.
I was amazed by the dangerous way traffic traveled through the streets. You drove at your own risk! But the story itself was heart pounding and grip the edge of your seat reading. Who were the dangerous people to avoid? The “good guys” and “bad” guys” changed throughout to keep me guessing. I even pictured in my mind how this would look on the big screen. If you like foreign country travel and intrigue this is the book for you.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author but was not required to write a review positive or otherwise. All opinions are my own.