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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review: PURSUIT by Karen Robards

Initially, Jessica ford, a low level and hard working attorney, was sent to pursue the First Lady after she slipped away from an international dinner party.  The First Lady, dressed incognito, escaped to a D.C. hotel where Jessica tracked her down.

When called upon, a limo equipped with Secret Service heralded the First Lady and Jessica for a short trip from the hotel, which ended in a ball of flames.  Jessica was thrown from the wreck and was the only survivor, a dangerous position.

Jessica soon fell into the arms and security of Mark Ryan, another Secret Service agent.  The unnerving thread to her safety was that she suspected the Secret Service as party to the death of the First Lady, so how could she trust the buff and handsome Mark Ryan?

After a slew of bombs, gunshots, and chases by the Dark Suits, Jessica had no choice but to love, I mean trust (!) Mark.  With his strong arms pulling her to safety and his luscious lips keeping her warm, Jessica gave him her trust.

But that wasn’t enough to keep the barrel of a Glock from resting against her forehead.  What could Mark do when she saw him shot and fall to the ground?  Was there a plan C?

Robards writes a thriller full of surprises and the unthinkable.  I sat on the edge of my sofa wondering whether there really could be a way for Jessica and Mark to escape trained assassins-alive.  Keep your curtains pulled when you read Pursuit.              




  1. Excellent review, Dawn! I love books that keep me on the edge of my seat!


  2. Thanks, Marie! Actually, I did sit on the edge of my seat toward the probably didn't look comfortable as I needed to keep the book away from my dog who likes to lick anything that has no flavor, so I put the book on a coffee table in front of me and leaned forward until I read the final pages.
    Oh, and BTW, I do love an epilogue also. I think it's a great way to get just a little more of a great story, and as you said, get the reader intrigued for a follow-up story!

  3. I gather you don't like soggy books. I don't blame you. Fortunately, my dogs don't lick the pages, but they will try to crawl in my lap as I read (not too comfortable....they all weight about 65 pounds each)!

  4. Although, it is easier to read than write with a dog needing TLC:)