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Keeper's Reach by Carla Neggers
Series: Sharpe & Donovan #5
Published by MIRA Genres: Suspense
Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan have some downtime after solving their last case—a case that Emma’s family has been trying to solve for several years. Right now Emma is looking forward to having time to planher and Colin’s wedding and to spend more time with Colin’s family. Colin has meetings at the FBI office to get through before he can join Emma, which proves to be hazardous to Emma’s well-being. But for these two FBI agents, it seems that even solved cases are never over, and that is exactly what is happening now and it is on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Colin’s oldest brother, Mike, has been invited to a meeting with several of his past military contacts, some of which he worked with a lot and some that he only worked with when the mission needed it, and a woman that he loved and lost because of their work. It seems one of his buddies is putting together a new security company, and he is looking at possibly hiring-on some of the old crew. Somehow, this meeting becomes embroiled with Colin and Emma’s last case and then Emma is placed into danger before Colin and Emma even get a handle on what is happening. Now, the FBI office that Colin and Emma are part of is involved, which ramps-up the danger and suspense. Before it’s all over, more than one couple will be risking their futures to find and stop a person who believes they are better than everyone else.
Just when Emma and Colin think they might have a small bit of down time, they are thrown into a matter that is full of danger, suspense, and it brings in aspects from their last case in Keeper’s Reach. While I have been learning about Emma and Colin as their romance has progressed, I have also been seeing parts and pieces of their family and friends. This time it was Colin’s oldest brother, Mike, who was the lead, and I learned more about him and his past as I watched him grab the second chance at love that was presented to him. I really loved how while Emma and Colin were not exactly part of this matter. They were thrown in by a serious left curve and had to double time it to figure out what was going on, who were the people involved, and how they could help Mike shut it down fast. I am quickly learning that you really don’t want to play hardball with either the Donovan’s or the Sharpe’s because you will lose every time. I really enjoyed trying to follow all the clues and even what turned out to be red herrings and trying to figure out who was the bad guy before it was revealed to me. I will admit that in this case, I was not even close when I found out who was behind it all. Once again, Ms. Neggers has provided a suspense that keeps you guessing until the very last second. Keeper’s Reach keeps you intrigued from the first page until the last with great suspense and the right touches of danger and passion. I can’t wait until the next chapter in the Sharpe & Donovan world.