LICENSE TO LOVE
Magic, espionage and rival magicians mingle together well in Robinson’s latest novel. The characters are quirky, original and funny. Snarky dialogue and sexy characters draw the reader in, and an inventive plot keeps the reader engaged. Smooth pacing helps to keep the pages turning. All in all, a good, fun romp.
When world-class magician Rock Powers gets a proposition from Emmett Nelson, chief of the National Clandestine Service, to help neutralize a terrorist group in Vegas, Rock accepts. It means getting to see his missing wife again. Lani Silkwater disappeared two years ago in the middle of Rock’s magic act. An agent with NCS, she is still in love with Rock, but love was what almost compromised a mission when she was with him. She can’t give in again. However, keeping her heart safe from Rock is easier said than done. (ST. MARTIN’S, Sep., 352 pp., $7.99)