This is one of my favorite authors. When I read her books I not only enjoy a good work of fiction and facinating characters, I also learn new things. Science and geography,and history are all cleverly woven throughout. This book was no exception, but the things I learned about the US/Mexico border and the trade in drugs and humans there wasn't pleasant. Cold, hard truths...but too much like watching the evening news.
Elizabeth Lowell at her best...this book you will not want to put down after you have read the first chapter... If you like supsense, intrigue, and a little romance on the side than you will definitely love this read.
This was my first Elizabeth Lowell book to read. I typically do not enjoy books with a running drug theme, and I put off reading this book for that reason. However, once I started reading this book, the story grabbed me and made we want to keep reading. The mix of suspense, a long time secret, a touch of romance, and the details of how the underworld of drugs works keeps this story interesting and intriguing. Some of the reviews I read said this was not Elizabeth Lowell's best work and that the drug trade details made it confusing. I did not find it confusing. I liked it enough to seek out her other books. If this book truly was not one of her best works, then I cannot wait to start reading the rest of her books!
Wow - a very good book. I haven't read this author before, but I think I would like to find more of her work. This book really keeps your attention and reminds you, don't EVER come between a woman and her child! Lots of action and suspense kept the storyline going. Highly recommended!
This book was good but not one of my favorites of Elizabeth Lowell. It took me a long time to get into the story, and the plot. I guess the subject matter--concerning Mexican drug cartels--was not that interesting to me. I liked the characters and wish there was more about them and not so much delving into the Mexican crime scene.
Although I wasn't extremely thrilled by the first St Kilda book, this second story in the series officially has me hooked. It was a much better intro to the company and what it does/how it works. The character interactions were incredible, of course (it's a Lowell novel!!). The romance was a bit limited but the story never stopped moving. There was enough inside info and scenery depictions that I think even your husband would get into this one! Now I'm really stoked about getting the third one....time to search fanfiction.net to find out what's next on my reading list! 5 Stars!
Another excellent St Kilda story. Love the action, suspense, tension and steamy contact of the main characters. The story moves at a fast pace, keeps you guessing and wanting more. Great strong female and good with a gun. Great read.
A typical, fast-paced Lowell book, this focuses on the drug trade as it passes through and over the border between Tijuana and San Diego. Although a novel, one has the feeling that Lowell did her research well, and events as they play out could well be happening right now. Rich with villains, you'll appreciate the "happy" ending, because getting there was no easy feat!
A mother's worst nightmare of an endangered child is just one breathless element of Lowell's latest romantic thriller (after Always Time to Die). Newly divorced California judge Grace Silva discovers her billionaire ex-husband, Ted Franklin, is missing, after she's summoned to the exclusive Mexican prep school where her 15-year-old computer whiz son, Lane, is being held hostage. Ted has crossed Hector Rivas Osuna, the ruthless kingpin of the most violent crime family in Tijuana, and Grace learns that Lane will be killed if she doesn't turn over the millions Ted has stolen from Osuna. She seeks the help of Joe Faroe, an ex who predated Ted and who may be Lane's biological father; Joe works for an elite private investigation firm. Lowell's convincing depiction of the Mexican drug trade illuminates the dangerous intersection of her characters' personal lives with international politics and organized crime. Events unfold in a maze of talk and double-talk, but the payoff is solid as the family reunites, finding that both love and the price of freedom are nonnegotiable.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW
I enjoyed this very much mostly because it is the first of this series and wanted to put the subsequent books in context. It is not as good as the later books in the series but very enjoyable just the same.