Thursday, August 27, 2009

Review - Drawn In Blood by Andrea Kane

Drawn In Blood by Andrea Kane
William Morrow
ISBN # 978-0-06-123680-8
Romantic Suspense
September 8th, 2009
Hardcover Price $24.99

Book Description:

Former FBI Special Agent Sloane Burbank has seen her share of danger. She’s faced down a serial killer and survived life-threatening injuries ... but she never expected that danger to invade the lives of her family.

Then her mother is viciously attacked in the posh Manhattan apartment her parents share and it quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary robbery. The thieves were too clever, too knowledgeable, and so obviously after something of her father’s. But what could a respected art dealer have done to merit such violence? When a mysterious message is left for him, Sloane knows her father’s in over his head. Determined to find out the truth, Sloane discovers a deadly secret buried in his past that has made him the target of a power-hungry mobster with a lethal agenda and nothing to lose.

Sloane is desperate to save her father, but to do so she must hold onto secrets of her own—especially from FBI Special Agent Derek Parker, the man she has grown to love deeply. She knows she must tell him everything, but how can she betray her father’s confidence? Can a couple who’s faced so much survive this ultimate test of trust? Will they survive at all?
As the decades-old secret claims the lives of her father’s oldest friends and the killer closes in on him, Sloane finds herself in foreign territory: alone, facing escalating personal danger, and hunting a moving target in a world where memories are long and loyalties are drawn in blood.

Book Review:

Sloane Burbank, a former FBI Special Agent is about to face the biggest challenge of her life.. She’s moving in with her boyfriend, Derek.

Just when things are culminating between them, Sloane receives a call from her father that

her mother was attacked in an apparently robbery gone wrong. Luckily Sloane’s mother will recover but the hell is just beginning when her father tells her the real reason behind the attack on her mother.

Derek knows something is going on with Sloane but she doesn’t let him in. He knows that its something to do with her father no matter how much Sloane keeps quiet about it. Derek finds out from his contact/co-worker that an investigation is going on at the FBI agency on Sloane’s father Matthew Burbank.

More and more things come out about Matthew’s past with his circle of friends. They’ve plenty of things that the men don’t want to come to light.

Sloane hates that her father put her in this position. She doesn’t want to lose her relationship with Derek again. But what can she do when her father manuevers into keeping anything he tells Sloane as confidential client privilege.

Derek isn’t going to let Sloane get in over her head. He’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe even over her objections.

Things get ice cold between Sloane and Derek. Eventually they find a way to melt the ice between them.

Matthew Burbank and friends finally realize they are in way of their heads. Sloane is let in on why her father and friends are scared for their lives. A dangerous man from their past is out to destroy them.

This man is more dangerous than Sloane and Derek ever faced. Many people are dying around.

When the smoke clears will Sloane and her loved ones make out alive?

Andrea Kane doesn’t need any introduction especially after her last year’s bestseller novel, Twisted. Ms. Kane brings readers the much anticipated sequel Drawn In Blood which is full of suspenseful drama scenes that will give plenty of readers the chills.

Ms. Kane’s readers are reintroduced to Sloane Burbank and her boyfriend, Derek Parker.

Ms. Kane will wow many new readers with this exciting new suspenseful thriller. Sloane and Derek have strong personalities that sometimes keep them from realizing what they stand to lose. Sloane isn’t about to let Derek bring down the law on her father.

Derek isn’t going to step aside when Sloane’s life is in danger.. If he has to choose between Sloane’s life and her father, Derek will pick Sloane’s every time.

I’m now considering being a huge fan of romantic suspenseful novels especially when they are like Ms. Kane’s Drawn In Blood. Thank you, Ms. Kane. Now what do you have for us next?
I give Drawn In Blood a rating of 5 Screams.

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About The Author:

ANDREA KANE's groundbreaking romantic thriller, Run for Your Life, became an instant New York Times bestseller, paving the way for a series of smash hits featuring NYPD detective-turned private investigator Pete "Monty" Montgomery, and now her current series featuring the dynamic FBI team of Special Agents Sloane Burbank and Derek Parker. With a worldwide following and novels published in sixteen countries, Kane is also the author of fourteen historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family, where she is learning new ways to sharpen her firearms and investigative skills like a true FBI Special Agent. Between target practices, she is researching and writing her next supercharged romantic thriller.
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Former FBI Special Agent Sloane Burbank survived a life-threatening injury sustained in the line of duty, only to face leaving a job she loves in order to recuperate. As an independent consultant, she now uses her specialized skills to train law enforcement and private organizations in crisis resolution. But when one of her closest childhood friends mysteriously disappears, and the woman's devastated parents beg for her help, Sloane takes the case—even though her ex-lover Derek Parker is the FBI agent in charge.
Special Agent Derek Parker, now assigned to the Asian Criminal Enterprise Task Force in the FBI's New York Field Office, has no time to spare for a year-old case he sees as a dead end—especially since it would mean working with a woman he never expected to see again. He's pursuing the leader of a Chinese gang and trying to solve a series of grisly murders in Chinatown, so he initially offers Sloane the case files and minimal cooperation.
But as more women disappear and others turn up brutally murdered, Derek's priorities shift, and he and Sloane come to the sickening realization that these random crimes are linked to the same crazed killer. No one can anticipate when he will strike again, but when Sloane becomes the target of the killer's twisted obsession, it's clear that his ultimate fantasy is even more psychotic than either of them ever imagined.

Dark Room by Andrea Kane
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ISBN # 978-0-06-074135-8
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On Christmas Eve seventeen years ago, Morgan Winter was traumatized by the discovery of her parents' brutally murdered bodies in a Brooklyn basement. When shocking new evidence overturns the killer's conviction, Morgan is forced to face the horrifying realization that the real killer is still out there.

Trapped between past nightmares and present danger, she hires Pete Montgomery, the former NYPD detective who once promised the helpless young Morgan that he'd find her parents' killer. With nothing more than an old case file and crime scene photos, Monty enlists the specialized skills of his son, Lane, a photojournalist who performs covert image analysis for the CIA. In a cruel twist of fate, they expose the devastating secrets of the dark past, only to discover that while the dead may be buried, danger lives on . . .