Fourth in Stuart's Ice series. We finally get to know the mysterious Madame Lambert and discover she is a woman with a past. When she is called upon to retrieve known terrorist Josef Serafin she realizes that he is actually the first man she ever loved whom she thought she had killed 18 years before. Another great Stuart book!
Each one of the 'Ice' books has gotten better and this one was the best to date. I can hardly wait to read Fire and Ice this summer.
Isobel Lambert is known as the Ice Queen. As the head of The Committee, a top secret organization, Isobel is known for being cool and capable, always getting the job done. Now The Committee has been contacted by a terrorist named Serafin, one of the most dangerous men in the world. Many people are trying to kill him. He wants to make a deal with The Committee: Give him asylum and he will give them information. Isobel agrees to extract him from his hiding place; but when she sees him, she realizes he is Killian, the man she loved and killed 18 years ago.
This is the fourth book in Stuart's Ice series and my favorite so far. Killian is Stuart's usual Bad Boy Hero who I liked from the start. I never cared for the character of Isobel in the past books. I guess she was too cold and unlikeable for me. In this book we get inside her head. I liked her much better since now we can see what makes her tick. Many readers complained about her going from getting things done to having to be saved. She could have been a little more capable in her job, but I still liked her character better in this book. I also enjoyed some of the past characters playing a big part in this story. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
I didn't like this book when I started it but decided to keep reading. At the beginning, I was bored - wasn't interested in Isobel Lambert's story as the head of The Committee. But, oh boy! I am so glad I kept reading. You have to get several chapters into this one before it grabs you.
Serafin, the most dangerous man in the world, has agreed to give The Committee some valuable information if they will help him get to England alive. Isobel goes to get him and this starts a while ride of dangerous situations plus the added bonus of a boy, Mahmoud, who is along for the ride and Reno as a new operative.
Not as much bad language and explicit sex in this book which is a good thing and more about the plot. I ended up really enjoying this story.
I thought this book was okay. It didn't get exciting until more than half way through. This author is very detailed and I found it not as exciting as I wanted it to me.
Not as good as I had hoped but still a good read