Friday, December 14, 2012
From the Back of the Book:
Who would have thought reality television could be so deadly?
Camy Tang has been on my 'must read' list since I picked up the first novel in her Sushi series, and she has repeatedly earned the right to be in my top ten of favorite authors. It must be wonderful to live in Camy's imagination!
With "A Dangerous Stage" she continues her 'Protection For Hire' series with former Yakuza muscle and new believer, Tessa Lancaster. Just the idea of a former 'hit woman' for the Japanese mafia becoming a Christian through unlikely circumstances is a winner of a concept for me!
Camy continues to write intense suspense laced with humor, and I've really grown to love Tessa and her companions...especially the slightly off kilter ones (mostly Tessa's extended family!).
Charles, however, tends to get on my nerves, but I don't hold it against him...he's just written that way. His mother is adorable, though, so that redeems him in both my eyes and in Tessa's.
George Mynheir (is this a tribute to another favorite author, I wonder?) and his daughter Hannah take center stage in this story, and I fell in love with the feisty Hannah from the moment I met her. I do believe Tessa finally met her match with this young lady!
Be warned: you must pay attention to every detail, no matter how seemingly casual Camy introduces it. She has truly honed her writing craft, and it is well demonstrated in the execution of the novel.
I received a copy of "A Dangerous Stage" from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, if you miss out on this series, and this book...then Tessa needs to look you up and give her personal attention to your oversight. But don't worry...she doesn't work for Uncle Teruo any longer!
"A Dangerous Stage" is highly, highly recommended.
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Authored by Deena Peterson at 9:49 AM