Steven F. Freeman’s Havoc-The Blackwell Files 4

I received this book for a fair and honest review.

Alton and Mallory are back. It’s been just about seven hours since the closing events in “T Wave.” Their Roman holiday is off to a great start. Too bad a new acquaintance of theirs ends up murdered in the Coliseum. Are we really so hopeful as to believe that their vacation can go on as planned without them getting involved in the investigation? Well, probably, but where would the story be?

This story was pretty good. It combined the urge to stay out of the investigation and on their vacation with the curiosity of what happened to Duncan. The whole international intrigue thing was well worked out. You won’t be able to easily identify where all the players are, or where they all fit in.

My favorite scenes were when Zane Crowe attacked Mallory and Alton in Rome, and when Alton finally figured out who Tom was.

Thankfully, Mr. Freeman didn’t feel the need to include much graphic sex. I just hope it doesn’t start increasing in each subsequent novel. That would be a deal breaker for me. Other than that, it was a great story.


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