Friday, May 23, 2008

Takeover by Lisa Black

Forensic scientist Theresa MacLean is investigating a grisly murder when she gets word that her fiance has been taken hostage with seven others in a bank robbery. Arriving at the scene, she discovers that the policy have brought in Cleveland's best hostage negotiator. Handsome, high-profile Chris Cavanaugh hasn't lost a victim yet, but Theresa wonders if he might be too arrogant to save the day this time around.

Lisa Black's debut is a tight, riveting thriller. The action moves smoothly from the crime scene to a dramatic hostage situation during a bank robbery. Tension mounts as one of the hostages is injured, and the twists and turns throughout the book make it hard to put down. Takeover's dramatic ending is surprising and high-impact. I recommend this to mystery lovers and will be looking for more by this author. 4 stars


Lori's Reading Corner said...

I loved this book!

Kelly said...

Ohh.. this was one of the books I had hoped to get through Early Reviewers. It looks like a good one!