Monday, May 4, 2009

Watch Over Me-Lucy Monroe

Watch Over Me
Lucy Monroe
Kensington Brava, Jun 2009, $14.00
ISBN: 9780758229175

In Southern California, Environmental Technology Research and Design (ETRD) research scientist Lana Ericson has a worthy goal to end world hunger. However, a drug kingpin believes she and her work are worth a fortune so he plans to kidnap her. Thus ultra top secret Goddard Project Agency Director Whitmore wants her protected.

ETRD security consultant Elle Grant and head scientist Frank Ingram also are worried for Lana’s safety taking the threats seriously. Though he fired Elle from field work, Whit hires her big brother Mykola “Myk” Chernichenko to protect the firm’s key scientist. Myk agrees to end his vacation from INS and undercovercover DEA work to watch over the lab-coated nerd because he fears for his sister’s life if unscrupulous thugs make an attempted snatch. As Lana and Myk fall in love, they must outmaneuver a persistent villain who has no qualms about killing innocents.

The latest Chernichenko espionage romance (see THE SPY WHO WANTS ME) is a fun tale as the reflective scientist and the hit first ask questions operative fall in love. The villain is over the top of Space Mountain, but no one will care as the nerd and the bad boy fall in love.

Harriet Klausner

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