DARKNESS AT DAWN
Jennings’ flair for romantic suspense leaps to a new level with this remarkable, pulse-pounding thriller. She does an outstanding job of weaving together a variety of ominous events taking place simultaneously … each of which ratchets up the threat level. The relationship between the protagonists is beautiful and believable as they face terrifying danger.
As the daughter of fallen CIA agents, Dr. Lucy Merritt has survived numerous death-defying odds. As a child she witnessed her parents’ death while they helped save the Himalayan kingdom of Nhala. Now Nhala is the center of a diabolical terrorist plot, and its monarchy is under attack. Lucy’s old friend, Princess Paso, has asked for assistance. An expert manuscript restorer, Lucy returns to Nhala with her “fiancé” Mike Shafer, a U.S. Army captain. His mission is to protect Lucy and find a missing flash drive containing vital info on the terror plot. If they fail, millions will die. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jul., 304 pp., $7.99)