Friday, 2 October 2009

Double Cross by James David Jordan & Open Giveaway


Raised by a father who was a former Special Forces officer, Taylor is beautiful and brilliant and knows how to take care of herself. But she is haunted by her past and the sacrifice her father made to save her from a brutal rape when she was seventeen. After a controversial stint in the Secret Service, she has become the most prominent private security specialist in America. When she discovers the body of a former client's top assistant, all the evidence points to embezzlement and suicide. But Taylor has no way of knowing that her mother, who ran out when Taylor was nine, is about to reappear and lead her down a twisting path of danger and deceit. It's a road that won't end until they reach the spot where Taylor's father died-where Taylor learns some sacrifices can never be earned.

My take:~

Forsaken was one of my favourite stories of 2008 and James David Jordan has made the wait for another Taylor Pasbury tale well worth it in the sequel, Double Cross. Attracting trouble like a bee to honey, Taylor continues to struggle with the fallout from Simon Mason’s death while searching for an extortionist and caring for Simon’s daughter, Kacey. Action packed with an emotional punch, Double Cross combines the elements of a thriller with a contemporary woman’s search for love and meaning. It is a credit to Jordan’s skill as a writer that he makes Taylor so accessible despite her unusual career choice and ability to place any man in a choke hold! Taylor is one of the most complex and engaging characters you will find and I can’t wait for more of her story to unfold in future offerings from this author.

Relz Reviewz Extras

Review of Forsaken
Character spotlight on Taylor Pasbury
Interview with Jim
Visit Jim's website
Buy Jim's books at Amazon
or Koorong


I have another fabulous giveaway thanks to the good people at B&H Fiction. I have two copies of Double Cross to give away to my North American readers and two copies for my Aussie readers. To enter:~

1. Post a comment before midnight on Sunday 11th October telling me your favourite female action hero (book or movie!)

2. Leave contact details and a USA or AUS at the end of your post so I know which draw to put you in.


jaana said...

My favourite female action hero is Elena Montero played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the movie The Mask of Zorro.

Please enter me in the draw,


Mark said...

My favorite female action hero is Brill Jessup in the Sophie Trace books by Kathy Herman

Laetitia :-) said...

Favourite female action hero: Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) from the Alien series.


Laetitia :-) said...

Sorry, that typo was meant to be AUS (not Australian Dollar). :-)

ReadingRobin said...

My favorite would be Nancy Drew. That series gave me my first love of books.
cmrobin at bellsouth net
USA ~ if that's OK :)

Marjorie said...

The only one that comes to mind is
Please count me in on this exciting
book, the review sounds very good.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

I am from Canada

Abi said...

SF- Star Trek Captain Janeway

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

USA resident

Raine said...

Well, I don't watch any TV and I'm trying to think of who my favorite action hero is...??? Pippi Longstocking? That's not a good answer but it's the only one I could think of!!

I love suspense and I'm to love this one. Please include me!

lowurtz at gmail dot com

Virginia C said...

Wow, intense! Talk about twisted family ties! My favorite female action heroine is Detective Olivia Benson from Law & Order SVU. She rocks! Please enter my name in the drawing.
gcwhiskas at aol dot com USA

Nicole said...

I loved Taylor Pasbury, but I think I'll like this second novel better than his first.

Loved Sarah MacKenzie in JAG (Catherine Bell).

Love Ziva in NCIS (Cote de Pablo).

Please put me in for the draw.;)

Loved another female PI in Allie Fortune in Miss Fortune and Miss Match by Sara Mills.

Also Jeanette Windle's heroines in Firestorm, DMZ.


Rel said...

Thanks - its fun reading who you like!

I'm with you, Nicole, on Jeanette Windle's heroines. Amy, in her latest book Veiled Freedom, is great too.

Tracy said...

I think it's been a long time since I've read some serious mystery/crime stuff! But my first thought went straight to Dee Henderson's O'Malley series.

Kate, Lisa, Rachel and Jennifer O'Malley are my vote.


Carol said...

My favorite is Eve Dallas from R.J. Robb's In Death Series.


Carol M
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Jen said...

I'm going to say Lois Lane from Lois and Clark fame. She was always in the thick of it with no fear of where it would lead her. Of course she was always rescued by Superman/Clark. Thanks Rel


ad said...

please enter my name as I would love to read this book, I love Nancy Drew and read her books when I was younger.I also enjoyed her movie which came out last year.

ad said...

sorry ,forgot to say ad from aus

Kelly said...

well i like Kate from Dee Henderson's o'mally series

i would love to win a copy of this book

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Like a few of the others...I have to go with Nancy Drew. I grew up reading her books, too.

Thank you for a chance to win!
~ Lori


Anita Yancey said...

My favorite female action hero is Wonder Woman, I use to love that show on TV. Please enter me. Thanks!


Leola said...

I grew up reading and loving Nancy Drew. Since then so many others come to mind... I love JAG and Sarah MacKenzie on TV, and then all the O'Malley sisters... its a tough one! Thanks again Rel, for another great review and the chance to enter!

Leola AUS

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