Image of If Looks Could Chill (Berkley Sensation)


Image of If Looks Could Chill (Berkley Sensation)

Bruhns writes wonderfully complicated and engaging stories. The only caveat is that there are so many characters and parallel stories going on, you almost need a notebook to keep track
of them all. Despite the confusion, each character is well developed and engaging enough to motivate readers to push through and seek the resolution.

A foreign terror cell is plotting an attack and is experimenting with a deadly virus on U.S. soil. Trying to uncover the reason behind the mysterious deaths in her state, Louisiana police officer Tara Reeves hires a bayou guide to help her navigate through the swamp where the bodies are turning up. However, her guide is more than he appears; he's special ops.

Marc Lafayette is on a mission -- to divert Tara's attention from what's going on in the swamp. While he'd rather be hunting down the terrorists, Marc finds Tara's company a whole lot more intriguing than he anticipated. But as the sparks fly and passion heats up, the terrorists move into action. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Dec., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Annette Elton