great thriller that keeps you guessing until the end.
spellbinding....seems like today!
From the Bannerman series creator.
as god as "the shadow box"
love the action. I like books that you can't put down.love all of his books so far.
Elizabeth Stride--known as the "Black Angel" when she worked for Israeli intelligence--chooses the quiet island of Hilton Head off the Carolina coast as her retirement home. She changes her hairstyle and color, takes golf and tennis lessons, and meets a kind doctor named Jonathan--a man her ex-lover, East German spy Martin Kessler, would have called dull. "In truth, Jonathan was a bit dull ... but she now aspired to dullness. She also, however, aspired to a sex life, and that was her one and only problem with him. The flesh on both sides was willing enough but Jonathan Leidner was a doctor, not only a doctor, but a surgeon. He would know bullet wounds if he saw them." It turns out that hiding her bullet wounds in bed are the least of Elizabeth's problems in John R. Maxim's exciting and inventive thriller. Kessler's attempt to relight old fires just happens to coincide with Islamic terrorists planning to attack a local tennis tournament, so Elizabeth's search for a quiet life lasts for very few pages!
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Elizabeth Stride settled on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island in order to rebuild her life. In this sanctuary, she hopes to escape her past -- the violence and the death that for years were her constant companions. Most of all, she wants to forget Martin Kessler, the dangerous hero of a now-lost cause -- who will always own a piece of Elizabeth's soul. For Martin's love is a continuing reminder of what Elizabeth once was: the woman they called 'Black Angel,' a ruthless and efficient assassin. Her fury was born in a merciless Middle Eastern prison, where as an American she was detained for crimes she did not commit. She escaped with her life, and by the age of 26, she was already worth $1 million dead. But Martin Kessler, himself hunted, touched her heart with unfamiliar tenderness. Now he has returned to bring Elizabeth's protective wall of anonymity crashing down. A teenage girl is about to be kidnapped from an exclusive island tennis club -- a girl who unwittingly holds the key to a planned act of terrorism so horrific that an all-out war could be the only result. For Martin, a man who never learned how to lay low, curiosity will get the better of him. And for Elizabeth, whose sense of justice is equaled only by her hatred of those who would pervert it, a child's safety is inviolable -- and worthy of the sacrifice of the new life she has so scrupulously constructed.
By joining forces in the daring rescue of the girl, Elizabeth and Martin will be forced to put their fate in one another's hands one last time -- and decide once and for all whether they must live together or apart. In doing so they will also be drawn again into a violent struggle -- a secret war of fanaticism, greed and doomsday technology.
From the acclaimed author of The Shadow Box comes an unforgettable work of fiction- an electrifying thriller with a strong, beating heart that takes suspense to a remarkable new level!
Elizabeth Stride,a former Israeli assassin known as the "Black Angel" has moved to Hilton Head Island to make her home. She is also trying to escape her past lover Martin Kessler a former Stasi agent.Elizabeth starts dating a surgeon but Martin Kessler reappears.A teenage girl is about to be abducted by an English bounty hunter named Pratt who has been hired by her uncle.This is holds the key to a terrible terrorist act.Elizabeth and Martin join forces to protect this teenage girl and the action begins.They battle the teenage girl's uncle,various terrorist elements and many other forces of evil.You have every kind of gun battle that you can imagine. The action is fast and furious.
The ending of this book is also very good. You will definitely like this book.
Elizabeth Stride has come to the HIlton Head Island to escape her past as " the black angel" a ruthless assassin and to escape Martin Kessler, a fellow operative who owned a piece of her soul. But just as shes begun to rebuild her shattered life, Kessler reappears, toppling Elizabeths protective wall of anonymity. The are forced back together to save a teenager who unwittingly holds the key to a planned act of terrorism.
Elizabeth Stride has come to Hilton Head Island to escape her past as the "Black Angel"- a ruthless assassin and to escape Martin Kessler. He is a former operative who ownedof piece of her soul.When she thinks that she has got her life together,here comes Kessler.
A teenage girl is about to be abducted by her uncle that has killed her father and mother. And she holds the key to a horrific planned act of terrorism.
Elizabeth and Kessler join forces together to protect her. WIll they be pulled apart or together. But is doing so, they will be drawn into a secret war of fanaticism, greed and doomsday technology.