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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Death Legacy by Jacqueline Seewald

Death Legacy by Jacqueline Seewald
Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (298 pgs)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Aloe

This fast-paced mystery/thriller features Michelle Hallam who heads a unique consulting firm she inherited from her deceased uncle, a former intelligence agent. Called to the French Riviera for business under mysterious circumstances, Michelle meets Dr. Daniel Reiner, a handsome young psychiatrist. They have a strong physical attraction but Michelle remains wary of being involved with him. Daniel’s friendly, warm personality and urban wit stands in contrast to Michelle’s outward facade of cool cynicism. In New York, Michelle reconnects with Dr. Reiner when she sends him a referral, her client, Nora Parker, who has asked Michelle to look into the suspicious disappearance and possible death of her husband. The complex case involves both Michelle and Daniel in espionage, international intrigue, and murder, placing their lives in jeopardy. The novel combines elements of suspense, mystery, and romance.

Michelle Hallam is an Englishwoman with secrets. She has taken over her Uncle’s consulting firm after his death. The new man in her life has no idea just how dangerous she is…

This author immediately throws her main female character into action in the first few pages and keeps you glued to the story from there on out. Michelle has odd talents; an exceptional talent for self-defense, an intelligence that her Uncle has expanded by sharing knowledge, and a talent for making enemies.

The story begins on the French Riviera where she meets Dr. Daniel Reiner, her love interest. She has no time for him, no time for love, and wants him to go away. Every time she turns around, he’s there again. He’s even following her around the countryside. He is a bit handy in her investigation, but she doesn’t need him. Or does she?

Intrigue, espionage, murder and more litter the trail that this author wends her characters down. Michelle is trying to find out if a woman’s husband really died or if it was a hoax and he’s still alive. The fact that he had a life his wife didn’t know about doesn’t help her task.

Ms. Seewald writes a busy story with lots of twist and turns. I enjoyed the pace of the story as well as the bantering between the two main characters. This story will draw you in and keep your attention to the end. The author knows how to make her words dance across the page.

If you’re looking for an exciting mystery/thriller, this book will work fine for you. Why not grab a copy and walk through the fog of mystery with Michelle?