Sunday, September 14, 2014

Under A Turquois Sky-Lisa Carter

Under A Turquois Sky
Lisa Carter
Abingdon, Sep 2 2014, $14.99
ISBN 9781426758027

On a date with Pritchard the weasel lawyer, Kailyn Eudailey meets his client Esteban Flores the drug lord and his gangstas.  Only undercover agent Rafe gets her out of a nasty scene.  Three months later in Charlotte, horrified and frozen in place Kailyn takes pictures of Esteban murdering his wife Gabriella who was her best friend.  She agrees to testify against the sociopath in exchange for the Feds placing her in WITSEC as Kailyn Jones, accompanied by the last gift Gaby gave her, Taco the dog.

Assigned to protect Kailyn after assaults in safe houses; she angrily recognizes FBI Agent Aaron Yazzie from when he was Rafael Chavez pawing her.  After another betrayal leading to his adopted father a U.S. Marshal got shot, Aaron takes the Southern Belle and Taco to his Navaho roots in New Mexico where his grandmother and estranged father live, and he did before leaving for the streets of Albuquerque.  They pretend to be a married couple though the angry male with no place in both worlds and the Steel Magnolia female fight and fuss; until they fall in love.

Returning to the Navaho Reservation (see Beneath a Navajo Moon) Lisa Carter provides readers with a taut romantic suspense starring two “enemy combatants”.  The storyline starts at hypersonic Mach speed; decelerates somewhat with life on the reservation emphasizing relationships including the lead couple continual ripping skin off each other; and eventually returns to Mach 3 with a great climax. 

Harriet Klausner

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