This book is comprised of two short stories, one from the Lucy Kincaid series, the other from Max Revere.
Spiral (Lucy Kincaid #12.5)
FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid and former fiancé Sean Rogan have finally made it to the altar and are married, on their honeymoon outside of Vail, Colorado in the new home he gave her as a wedding gift. Both are enjoying some much cherished time away from the stress of the last perilous case, loving the opportunity to just be lazy. But what would a Lucy & Sean vacation be without drama. When their neighbor Hank Henderson’s dog Bandit shows up at their door in the middle of the night, both of them know something’s wrong, especially when Hank turns up missing.
The case wasn’t a tough one but it was interesting and included an assortment of equally intriguing characters. Most importantly, it best illustrated how Sean and Lucy worked as a team, relying on each other for their individual skills and competencies while also working with local law enforcement. I liked the story and I’m now ready to return to the series as I’ve missed these two.
Retirement (Max Revere #3.5)
Investigative reporter Maxine (Max) Revere gets a call that her friend Lois Kershaw is undergoing surgery following a heart attack. She met Lois several years ago when she investigated suspicious deaths at her retirement community in Miami, Florida. As Max waits at the hospital, she recalls their first meeting and the details of the case.
Max has often made reference to Lois and her friends in earlier stories so it was wonderful to revisit this case that had such an impact on her and endeared them to her so deeply. The case was extremely interesting as there were quite a few potential suspects and the killer’s angle wasn’t clear cut. But, Lois and her friends who assisted Max made this story a winner. They proved that being a senior citizen didn’t mean they were no longer highly useful and resourceful. They were critical to Max managing a successful outcome and saving other lives. I also liked learning more about her ex-boyfriend FBI Agent Marco Lopez and seeing why they ended up being so incompatible. The story may have been short but it accomplished a lot in delivering more insight into Max’s past and those who had major influences on the woman she is today.
- Release Date: June 19, 2017
- Series: Lucy Kincaid #12.5, Max Revere #3.5
- Page Numbers: 369
- Publisher: Self