A Bodyguard of Lies
by Donna Del Oro
GENRE: Romantic suspense
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The past and present collide as FBI analyst Jake Bernstein is recruited to go undercover and investigate an elderly American grandmother, currently on a tour of England and Ireland with her granddaughter, who is suspected of WWII war crimes. Jake joins them and runs into complications when his growing attraction to the granddaughter challenges his obligation to remain emotionally detached. As the investigation intensifies, a neo-Nazi group tries to prevent him from learning the truth and achieve justice for all concerned. Danger mounts, and Jake struggles to stay alive long enough to either prove the old woman’s guilt or exonerate her.
Despite Meg Larsen’s mounting passion for the stranger who has joined their tour, she suspects he’s not who he claims to be. When she realizes her grandmother is the target of the man’s investigation, her first instinct is to protect the woman who raised her. Eventually, however, Meg must face the possibility of her grandmother’s lifetime of lies while forced to trust a man who has become both their nemesis and bodyguard.
“Since when are you courting me?” She sat back on the bed, leaning back on her hands, her elbows cocked. Still in her underwear, her breasts thrusting half out of her bra.
“Since the first time I saw you.” He smiled with irony, admitting to himself that he was lost from the first moment he set eyes on her.
You lovesick fool.
Your career’s about to crash and burn.
What Meg did next surprised even him. Suddenly, she reached up. Her hands seized his hips and pulled him closer to the bed. With alacrity, Jake began stripping off his clothes. Off flew his windbreaker and sweatshirt, followed by a more gingerly unstrapping of his shoulder holster. He laid them on the floor, then untied the waistband of his sweat pants.
He stopped, his hands frozen at his waist. A quickie in this dump? What a memory to leave her...
“Jake Bernstein, are you courting me? Yes or no?” she repeated, her voice dripping with sass.
“Doing a half-ass job of it, but yeah,” he said, smiling.
“Well, let me be the judge of that.”
Her eyes sparkling with humor, she pulled down his trousers and briefs, exposing his huge erection. She scooted back on the bed and shimmied out of her panties at the same time. She glanced at her watch. “C’mon, cowboy, we have only ten minutes!”
No time for recriminations, he thought.
Screw this dump. Screw this case. Screw my career.
This book evoked many memories for me, of things my Mother told me she had gone through WWII, stories that made me cry and try to understand what is in the heart of men.
Yes the book evoked memories of atrocities committed during the war and War is hell, no matter which war, the ones in the past and the ones now, War is hell on everyone.
The Author wove a wonderful story of many people involved in this story, moving through time in the past where Clare Eberhard/Mary McCoy/Snider and her lover/handler begin their story, Death and treason is the begining.
In the present Jake Bernstein FBI get involved with MI5 and agencies here in the States, they all want Mary who is now a Grandmother and is suspect. Jake joins them on a tour through England Wales and Ireland with the sole purpose of uncovering the truth, and as fate would have it falls in love with her Granddaughter Meg.
The twists in the story are great and I would say could have happened, the world of spies and war is never changing, just the times. Wont say much more as I do not want to ruin the book for others.
I am glad I read the book to the end, well I had to, the Author wove a wonderful story, that I loved. Thank you to Goddess Fish for the opportunity to read & review A Bodyguard of Lies
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Donna is a retired high school English teacher and is finally able to fulfill her dream of writing fiction. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats. When she’s not writing novels, she’s singing with the Sacramento Valley Chorus or traveling with her husband. Life is good and she feels very blessed. email
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