BOOK 4 of 6 Kidnapping. Revenge. Death by Immersion in Boiling Wax.
After three years, Jewels feels her marriage is falling apart. All her husband does is work at Wattershaw, his state-of-the-art tactical training facility used by law enforcement agencies from all over the world. Rarely does she share a meal with her husband and she can’t remember the last time they made love. Or the last time he paid her a compliment or asked about her day. Lately it seems all she does is workout and wish her husband would include her in his company. Surely there was something she could do, like answer phones or scrub toilets. When she broaches the subject, he shuts her down saying the work is “classified” and she doesn’t have clearance. End of conversation.
Through no fault of her own, Jewels has the uncanny knack for attracting trouble. Double trouble this time. Tension skyrockets when Jewels is stalked by not one killer, but two working together. One, a black market arms dealer, seeking revenge for the scar she carved into his face. The other, an arrogant billionaire, aiming to preserve her lovely body in boiling wax for addition to his “figurine” collection. Kidnapped and locked in a cage, Jewels must pour on the charm to attempt to “turn” one of the killers to protect her from the other. Even if that charm leads to falling for one of her would-be killers.
If you haven’t read a book penned by Shirley Spain, you need to! Especially if you enjoy “experiencing” a crime and the scene in detail. Spain puts you there! I’m going to “borrow” a version of a line James Patterson fans often claim about his books and apply to Ms. Spain’s writing: “The pages practically turn themselves!” —StraightShooter
WOWZA! I wasn’t sure it was possible that Spain could create another unique and vile character, but Lance Dunnaway is forever ingrained in my mind as one extremely diabolical human. Spain’s characters, like evil people in real life, are good at playing the roles of businessman, etc, moving through life without suspicion as if they were ordinary people. Such memorable characters, I believe, make it well worth reading. And Tank is back! What twists come with his storyline. With each book in the series, I have seen Spain grow as a writer, honing her craft to produce books that have high appeal for those of us who love thrillers. Jewels, Marshall, and their extended family, show honest/realistic conflicts with each other that contribute to the plot and development of these great characters. —MisterMagoo