Title: Hunt for Evil: ICE, Book 1
Author: Amy Jarecki
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Narrated by: Michael F. Cochrane
Length: 9 hours, 22 minutes
Release Date: September 25, 2017
Published by: Amy Jarecki
Meeting her will change his life…and she has no idea how much she needs the SEAL to change hers.
When Navy SEAL Commander Logan Rodgers winds up on a botched mission in the Gulf of Oman, his quick action in saving MI6 asset, Olivia Hamilton, brings him to the attention of the international espionage arena.
Recruited by the mysterious and elite International Clandestine Enterprise (ICE), Logan faces Olivia again, but this time they’re on the same team. Sparks fly as the two compete in a clash between skill and keen intellect, until a French girl is kidnapped by a suspected terrorist.
Posing a married couple, steam erupts between the pair while Logan and Olivia dive deeper into an ISIS kidnapping ring. But when Olivia becomes the kidnapper’s next victim, she enters a madman’s hell. And as Logan races against time to save her, one thing ravages his soul. If he fails, the woman he loves will be lost to him forever.
©2017 Amy Jarecki (P)2017 Amy Jarecki
My Thoughts: I came to know Amy Jarecki’s writing through her historical romances and fell in love. Her historicals are loaded with action, intrigue, danger, suspense, and passion. I’m passionate about her writing. But the most wonderful thing is, she’s able to write just as mean a contemporary romantic suspense. Boy, does she get my adrenalin pumping!
With a flip of the switch, language changes I’m in the here and now, same great gripping emotional conflicts, just in a world as dangerous as times of old. I loved the way she uses the here and now, the fears we have today in this story –ISIS, human trafficking, selling weapons illegally, etc. She makes it so real. Amy takes us into the stench of evil, you’ll smell it and feel it. She’s certainly done her homework.
I enjoyed the narrator. I hadn’t listened to anything of his before. He handles the accents admirably. I liked his Scandinavian accent a lot. It took me back to my great aunts and uncles. He does American, British and German in this story as well. There is one voice I swear sounded just like GEICO, the lizard from the insurance company. She was the Director of Administration for ICE. He had me snickering. She was something of a lizard in personality, too!
Olivia is a dynamo, she’s revenge on her mind. After joining ICE, she suggests to Garth, the head director, that they recruit Logan Rogers, someone who had saved her life in a very botched mission.
Olivia and Logan create sparks just being in the same. Logan is hooked (but wary), but Olivia doesn’t want to get close to anyone. As the story heats up, so does their relationship. But it’s an on again and off again thing with Olivia. They have a mission they need to accomplish, they both need to focus. Olivia is determined to take down the man who has plagued her nights for years with nightmares.
If you like the thrill of the chase, with danger, injury and possible death, (gads!) you’ll be absolutely pulled into Jarecki’s riveting and mind-boggling series. I had already read book 2 of this series. I just had to catch book 1, Hunt for Evil.