Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review-Deadly Pursuit by Misty Evans

Deadly Pursuit by Misty Evans
Release Date:  August 1, 2013

From Goodreads:
Her sting operation put a ruthless criminal in prison.

One year ago, rookie FBI agent Celina Davenport pulled off the ultimate undercover operation…she seduced Emilio Londano – the dangerous leader of the
San Diego Mafia – and destroyed his illegal empire.

Now he’s escaped and looking for revenge.

When Londano escapes a maximum security prison and begins picking off Celina’s friends and coworkers, everyone she knows becomes a target. Including DEA agent Cooper Harris, the man who once broke her heart and is now assigned to be her bodyguard.

How far will they go to stop him?

Cooper and Celina must risk their careers – and their hearts –to turn the table on their pursuer. But will their past, with its forbidden passions and impulsive choices, put them directly in his crosshairs?


My Review:
Men, Mafia, Murder.....and Some Steamy Romance!

First off, I’m exhausted. This book is full of action and suspense, and took my breath away many times. I honestly felt like I was watching an episode of CSI or some other crime show. It was intense.....and I mean serious palpitations intense.


Meet Celina Davenport, rookie FBI Agent who just brought down a top Mafia man, Emilio Londano, while cozying up to him undercover. It should be the peak of her career right? Um, nope. She’s rewarded by being shipped off to Iowa. This doesn’t go over well for the spunky, tough, independent, and slightly wild Celina. She needs to be near the action, and Cooper.

Cooper is the strong, silent type. He’s the alpha male with a slightly tortured hero mixed in. Cooper was the leader of Celina’s team and the object of her affection. However, he didn’t return that affection…..or so he said.

When the supposedly jailed Emilio suddenly surfaces and threatens a slow and painful revenge against Celina, Cooper swoops in to the rescue (and her bed). Obviously playing protector suits Cooper because he finally gives in to the lustful feelings he has for Celina. But this man has a hard heart, and anything beyond that ain’t happening.

The race to find Emilio before he gets his hands on Celina is wild and keeps you on your toes. This guy is the ultimate bad guy. He’s sick, sadistic, but won’t get his hands dirty so he calls in the best killer around. What ensues is a game of cat and mouse between the ex-Mafia leader and the FBI/DEA. 

The closer Celina gets to Emilio’s grip, the stronger Cooper’s feelings grow. Maybe he isn’t so hard-hearted after all.

From the first page to the last paragraph this novel is an intense thriller that will keep you guessing. No one is safe, and no one can be trusted.  Emilio has allies everywhere, leaving Celina vulnerable and the perfect prey for his crazy mind games.

Misty Evans is my reigning Queen of Crime Fiction. I love her characters and the heart pounding action she brings to her novels. If you love a good thriller, you will love Deadly Pursuit.

About Misty:
Misty Evans is the author of the award-winning Super Agent romantic suspense series. Books in the series have won a CataNetwork Reviewers’ Choice Award, CAPA nominations, the New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award for Best Romantic Suspense and the ACRA Heart of Excellence Reader’s Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense.

Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their twin sons. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at