SECRET AGENT SHEIK
SECRET AGENT SHEIK (3) by Linda Conrad: The Kadir family miniseries continues as Tarik Kadir is called to help his family when the generations-old feud with the Taj Zabar heats up. Tarik had been working as a covert agent with the U.S. Army, tracking down international mobsters and terrorists. He sets up surveillance on a Russian gangster illegally selling either nuclear or biological weapons that the Taj Zabar want to buy. CIA operative Jasmine O’Reilly also learns of the meeting and crashes it, posing as a prostitute. But her cover is blown and the suspects escape. The trail leads to Brazil where Jasmine, disguised as an arms dealer, and Tarik, acting as her client/lover, must work together amid the sexy nights of Carnival. This is a good adventure with a fun setting, but the relationship does not feel real and Jasmine and Tarik are not emotionally well-developed characters.