Jill Elizabeth Nelson's third and final installment (I hope there's more...time will tell) of her mystery series, "To Catch A Thief" is a satisfying conclusion to one of the most unique suspense series' I've ever read.
Desiree Jacobs inherited her father's security company upon his untimely death in "Reluctant Burglar". Part Mission Impossible, part Mr. & Mrs. Smith-ish, her disguises alone are worth reading this one! FBI Agent Tony Lucano doesn't hit it off well with his would be thief, but by the end, a new crime fighting team is born.
In "Reluctant Runaway", we see a softer side of Desi, and the sparks really start flying between her annoying FBI "partner". Max is more the focus of this storyline, which I love, because I simply adore Max! Plus, the question of Steve-o and his faith gets answered...but I'm not telling!
Finally, in "Reluctant Smuggler", story threads are tied up nicely, and the back cover copy truly says it all: "They say keep your friends close and your enemies closer...but what if you can't tell the difference?"
Desiree is in heated competition with the Greybeck securities firm, and a dispute over contract terms has her in Mexico with no prospects and no Tony (he's snowed in in the States).
So, when El Presidente offers her a secret assignment for his government, Desi takes him up on his offer. Finding the missing state treasures can't be that hard, can it?That's when everything that can possibly go horribly wrong begins to go horribly wrong.
With artistic passion and a flare for telling, not showing, Jill has crafted a series that is not only enjoyable, but a series that is unique and stands out in the Christian fiction marketplace.
Characters we've come to know and love (or get extremely frustrated by!) are finally fully fleshed out and the storyline twists and turns at the perfect rate. The plot is unpredictable, yet plausible, and by the time you turn the final page, you find yourself nodding your head and saying, "Now, THAT was good!"
I'm giving "Reluctant Smuggler" five out of five bookmarks, with a tiny gold and emerald medallion as a charm...and don't you even TRY to steal it...or I'll send Agent Tony and P.I. Steve-o after you!
For my full review of "Reluctant Burglar", click here.
For my full review of "Reluctant Runaway", click here.
For my Q & A with Jill, click here.
And to win one of two copies of "Reluctant Smuggler", leave me a comment and I'll draw two winning names in one week (February 5th)!. Also, you'll find more ways to win a copy in my interview with Jill...even a chance at a complete "To Catch A Thief" set!