Monday, January 26, 2015

Countermeasures-Janie Crouch

Janie Crouch
Harlequin Intrigue, Jan 20 2015, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373698172

Scientist Megan Fuller felt good creating the Ghost Shell technology until she realized the fatal flaw in her logic.  She stopped her work and turned to the FBI, but the agent she contacted, Fred McNeil, betrayed her and their country.  Now the head of the DS-13 syndicate, Fred arranges to auction off Ghost Shell to the highest bidding terrorist.  Desperate the Feds plead with Megan to build a new gizmo that can destroy Ghost Shell.

Following a two week suspension for an altercation with his Omega Sector boss Dennis Burgamy (see Infiltration), Agent Sawyer Branson feels he remains under punishment when his superior assigns him to protect Megan while she works on a nullifier.  To prevent Megan achieving the neutralizer, Fred sends lethal operatives to kill the scientist.

The second Omega Sector romantic suspense focuses on the intrigue for much of the thrilling storyline.  The attraction between the leads is there from the onset as each shakes the other’s world but kept in check by both for personal and professional reasons.  Though the climax seems abrupt and it behooves the audience to read Infiltration first as Countermeasures is a direct sequel, Janie Crouch authors a tense thriller.

Harriet Klausner

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