A good, readable romantic thriller if not my favorite by Jasmine Cresswell. Summer Shepard, the daughter of the Secretary of State, is kidnapped. Duncan Ryder her stepmother's brother is trying to find out why and by whom. The book has a fast paced, intelligent plot with a nice romance thrown in.
Dr. Joseph Malone, research scientist and champion of rain forest preservation, has made a crucial breakthrough. He knows his discovery will put him in danger and isn't shocked when he's arrested at U.S. Customs for possessing a kilo of cokeAeven though he'd never seen it before. But Malone would have never guessed that his colleague, Professor Summer Shepherd, daughter of the U.S. Secretary of State, would be snatched by the Brazilian Justice League, who demand that he be released and swapped for Shepherd. After the exchange, Shepherd vows to find Malone and save himAand his still unrevealed discovery. Her search is hindered by skepticism from the government, and even from her own family, as the rumor that she masterminded the entire affair to further environmental causes begins to circulate. Shepherd has only one ally: Duncan Ryder, brother of her hated stepmother. The taut action culminates when Shepherd and Ryder uncover the unexpected truth. Cresswell's (The Daughter) superb story matches her best work, stretching nerves to the breaking point.
A good book. I enjoyed it. Definetely wasn't able to figure out who the bad people were.
Never read by me, it was bought and forgotten as a gift. Good condition