Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Paris Assignment-Addison Fox

The Paris Assignment

Addison Fox

Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Jul 2 2013, $5.50

ISBN: 9780373278329

Kensington Steele orders her brother Campbell to work with Abby McBane to learn who broke the seemingly impenetrable firewalls of McBane Communications for seven minutes. At first refusing the Paris Assignment Campbell agrees to go undercover to identify the hacker or insider responsible for the seven-minute invasion.

Abby and Campbell meet in New York with both attracted to the other. They fly to Paris as a couple while she meets with the firm’s board and he works on how, why and who. When Campbell realizes Abby is in danger from a brilliant psychopath who employs a gun on top of the electronic intrusion, he adds bodyguard to his job description over her objection; his new role would amuse his sister if it was not so dangerous.

The first House of Steele romantic suspense is an enjoyable mystery based on the premise of how a person or firm can be destroyed in the information age by a clever hacker. The exciting storyline uses the irony of providing information to the readers while keeping the protagonists in the dark from a crazed villain targeting the pair; who hopes to live long enough to tell each other they are in love.

Harriet Klausner

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