Tuesday, July 10, 2012

the stars shine bright - Sibella Giorello

About the book...

After the FBI suspends her for bending it's rules, Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is looking for a chance to redeem her career and re-start her life.  Sent undercover to a thoroughbred horse track, Raleigh takes on a double life to find out who's fixing the races.  But when horses start dying and then her own life is threatened, Raleigh realizes something bigger-and more sinister- is ruining Emerald Meadows.

She's never felt more alone.

Her one contact with the FBI is Special Agent Jack Stephanson, a guy who seems to jump from antagonistic to genuine friend depending on the time of day.  And she can't turn to her family for support.  They're off-limits while she's undercover, and her mother isn't speaking to her anyway, having been confined to a mental hospital following a psychotic breakdown.  Adding insult to her isolation, Raleigh's fiance wants them to begin their life together-now-precisely when she's been ordered not to be herself.

With just days left before the season ends, Raleigh races to stop the killing and find out who's behind the track's trouble, all the while trying to determine if Jack is friend or foe, and whether marrying her fiance will make things better-or worse.

Raleigh is walking through the darkest night she's faced, searching for a place where the stars shine bright.

My thoughts...

Oh how I've missed FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harmon!  I loved reading about her Alaska Cruise in the mountains bow down , and was looking forward to her next adventure!  And, really, Jack is back in the picture!  If you have read any of the books in the Raleigh Harmon series, you are probably wondering just as I was...what is going to happen with these two?  My lips are sealed, you will have to read this book yourself to find out!

Giorello is an excellent author, one whose books I thoroughly enjoy!  You know how some series, whether books or movies, tend to level off or even decline in quality as the series continues?  Often times the first or second book is all you will really need to read, you won't even want to bother or waste your time with the others.  Guess what?  So not the case with this series!  Personally, I think they just keep getting better!  If you like FBI/romance/adventure type books, then this book is for you!

I give this book 5 stars, and even if it's the first book in the series you read, you're gong to love it!

**I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion**

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