A Sweet Justice Novel #3
Publisher: Avon Books
Date published: August 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via: publisher
The third book in Jordan Dane’s popular Sweet Justice series, THE ECHO OF VIOLENCE, is a volatile and explosive ball of action and suspense.
When terrorists attack a gala honoring philanthropic mercenary Jackson Kinkaid, killing innocent people and kidnapping his good friend Sister Kate and some children under her care, a wounded Kinkaid sets out to do whatever is necessary to ensure their safe return. Toward that end, he asks for help from Garrett Wheeler and the Sentinels, even though a shared past has left them at odds with each other. Garrett sends Kinkaid’s ex-lover Alexa Marlowe and her unit to help rescue the captives and capture the terrorist leader. And then the fireworks begin.
Jordan Dane’s THE ECHO OF VIOLENCE begins with a bang as the action explodes with terror and violence right from the beginning of the story. Kinkaid is an enigma, at times he appears mercenary and at times it is obvious that his actions are fueled entirely by deep devotion and a strong sense of honor. Ex-lover Alexa Marlowe is an easier read, but throughout the book readers are kept wondering if they should be hoping for a romantic spark to reignite or if this would even be possible given their career choices. Ms. Dane does a marvelous job of dangling the possibility of a romance rekindled throughout the book and beyond.
The storyline is fast paced and filled with twists and turns. The violence lends a sense of dark urgency to the story. It is obvious that even if the good Sister and her wards are rescued, no one will ever be the same afterward. The ending is unexpected and yet completely satisfying.
Jordan Dane’s ECHO OF VIOLENCE is a volatile and fiery game of cat and mouse that will keep suspense fans eagerly anticipating more of this carefully crafted series.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.