When it becomes clear that local celebrity Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires the Elite Guardians protection agency to guard him. When one of their own is nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards takes on the case personally. However, keeping him constantly under her eye makes the case more personal yet as her heart becomes involved. As events escalate, will the Elite Guardians be able to protect him and his daughter?
I love the concept of a group of women--all former police--who work together (and with law enforcement) to provide elite bodyguard services. It puts a different spin on the protection angle, with very different dynamics between guardian and client - the man's instinct to protect and be in charge wars with the woman's job and very evident abilities. It was never obnoxious; just a refreshing and intriguing dynamic.
My suspect that I was pretty sure about from the get-go turned out to be wrong, which was both pleasing and disappointing - I hate to be wrong, but on the other hand, the author had some great red herrings (and she was one of them). Though at least the stalker was in my top three suspects. Both the mystery and the suspense were very well written. From the opening scene until the last pages, the suspense was intense and consistent--it made it very hard to put down! And there was a nice plot twist that I did not anticipate going in to the novel.
This is by far my favorite of Eason's books to date. I look forward to following the stories of the other ladies of the Elite Guardians!
Thank you Revell for
providing a free book for review; I was not required to make the review
positive, and all opinions are my own.
1. Always Watching
2. Without Warning
3. Moving Target
4. Chasing Secrets (Aug 2017)