Monday, June 6, 2011

Review of Trace of Fever by Lori Foster


Trace of Fever
Lori Foster
Harlequin
393 pages
ISBN 13:9780373775750

Trace Rivers is deep undercover infiltrating a human trafficking operation. Since his sister’s apprehension by these same types of thugs he’s on a mission with the help of a few good friends with excellent connections to rid the world of exactly these kind of predators, the last thing he needs is another complication, one in the shapely form of Ms. Priscilla Patterson who claims to be the long lost daughter of one said predator Murray Coburn, but that complication is just what he’s got.
Priss Patterson has wanted to rid the world of the worm known as Murray Coburn for a very personal reason for a very long time, she’s finally gotten admitted to see him only to run into a solid brick wall named Trace Miller, she feels safer with him than she should and her gut instincts tell her to trust him, but trust is a two way street and Trace is only going one way, should she overlook that slim shred of doubt, or should she trust her own intuition even though he gives her much more than a “Trace of Fever”.

Trace of Fever is Lori Foster’s second novel in her men who walk the edge of honor trilogy and in this installation we’re treated to another walk down the seedy road of human trafficking, only this time we get a look at the inside of the organization, we get to be a fly on the wall of this sick establishment. Ms. Foster does an outstanding job of bringing us face to face with the reprobates who work in and run this operation with realistic lower than life reprehensible characters and those who only pretend so they can end it. The storyline is never still, full of action and unbelievable danger around every corner. She brings it with dialogue that one would expect from these villains and the good guys who infiltrate the enterprise, the narrative flows from start to finish and readers will find it almost impossible to stop turning pages to find out who lives, who dies and who wins in the end. Her characters are all excellent and her audience will love to hate the bad guy and love to love the good guys. Her hero in this tale, Trace is a believable man who’s convictions will convince any reader that he’s doing the right thing. Her heroine Priss is a real piece of work in her innocence mixed with her worldly persona to her act that is Oscar deserving. The romance is to some aspect predicable but it really fits in this novel. The love scenes are hot and sexy mixed with a bit of innocent awe and will melt the wax off any nearby candles.

The wait is over, the second in the series is here and it’s hotter that the dog days of Summer so dive in head first, you won’t be sorry you did.
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