Image of The Mist


Image of The Mist

Readers have come to expect excellence from Neggers, and she delivers
it here. The pairing of aristocratic spy Will with butt-kicking heroine Lizzie is inspired, and the multistrand plot is extremely absorbing.

The second time British intelligence officer Will Davenport sees hotelier Lizzie Rush, she's engaged in hand-to-hand combat with a knife-wielding man. The thug's been sent to kill the fiancee of Will's good friend, FBI agent Simon Cahill -- and he gives up information about a bombing in Boston just in time to save the lives of other people dear to Simon.

However, they can't prevent the kidnapping of FBI director John March's daughter, Abigail Browning. Just who is Lizzie Rush, and what's her game? Will intends to find out, and to stop her from interfering in the case any further. What Will doesn't know is that Lizzie is March's secret informant, and she's been feeding him useful information about billionaire criminal Norman Estabrook for a long time. It's information that could cost her dearly if Estabrook learns about Lizzie's betrayal. (MIRA, Jul., 352 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer