Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Paid In Blood by Mel Odom

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I fell in love with Don Brown's JAG series. For my review of that one, click here.

But Mel Odom's NCIS series is totally different. If Don Brown is NCIS/JAG, then Mel Odom is NCIS meets CSI. Gritty, real, and a rollercoaster ride of a story.

When an NCIS agent is found murdered in North Carolina, Will Coburn's team is called in. An investigation ensues, but it takes the team to places that no one would ever comprehend.

With enough factual information to make it a possibility, Mel Odom paints a picture of espionage, terrorism, and betrayal that will have you thinking, "What if it DID happen this way??"

Mel's background in forensic science and crime scene investigation makes this story shine. I loved the characters (don't get too attached to anyone--I'm just saying!!), and was captivated from page one.

I didn't like the ending, though. It felt very abrupt...almost like the action slammed to a halt. But I think it's because I'm so used to nice, tidy packages in my suspense reading...actually, this was far more realistic.

Plus, I've got book two on my shelf, and I have a feeling it kicks off where this one ended. Can't wait to dig into it, but I've got a pile waiting for me. This is a series that will most definitely appeal to both sexes, and I look forward to reading what Mel Odom has for us next (hopefully, book three will hit shelves about the time I finish book 2!!)

"Paid In Blood" gets four out of five bookmarks from me, with a little submarine glad I don't have to be cooped up in one of those...I whole-heartedly agree with Maggie! Who's Maggie??

Well, you'll just have to read the book to find out, now, won't you?? But you're gonna love her, and the rest of this NCIS team!

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, you got my attention, sounds great.