Athens, Greece, is intriguing, soul-stirring and very hot. Each one of those components are packed into book one of the Cold Play series like an overstuffed gyro. Lloyd is a sharp, commanding writer, and witnessing the relationship between the two main characters unfold slowly is enjoyable. The plot poses too many questions in the beginning and is confusing, but readers won’t be sorry if they hang on till the end.

Dr. Keefe Pearson is a humanitarian, a well-connected archae-ologist and a tempting seductress. She’s hot to trot for the one man who has the power to sabotage her plan to avenge her grandfather’s death. Former CIA agent Evan Jahnning is now working at the American Embassy in Greece, trailing Dr. Pearson. He believes she is a traitor. Is Keefe guilty? Will the assignment become too risky as Evan’s attraction to her escalates? (ELLORASCAVE.COM, dl $8.75)

Reviewed by: 
Jaime A. Geraldi