The Apostles, Book #3
By Shelley Coriell
Author’s website: www.shelleycoriell.com
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jerjen
When art imitates death…
As part of the FBI’s elite Apostles team, bomb and weapons specialist Evie Jimenez knows playing it safe is not an option. Especially when tracking a serial killer like the Angel Bomber. He calls himself an artist—using women as his canvas and state-of-the-art explosives as his brush. His art lives and breathes . . . and with the flick of a switch . . . dies.
As the clock ticks down to his next strike, Evie faces an altogether different challenge: billionaire philanthropist and art expert Jack Elliott, who’s made it clear he doesn’t care for Evie’s wild-card tactics.
Jack never imagined the instant heat for the Apostles’ defiant weapons expert would explode his cool and cautious world—and make him long to protect this woman. But as Evie and Jack get closer to the killer’s endgame, they will learn that safety and control are all illusions. For their quarry has set his sight on Evie for his final masterpiece…
Evie Jimenez is part of an elite FBI team that takes on some of the worst cases known to man. She is a bomb specialist who is very good at her job. And she will have to be at the top of her game to catch the psycho who is blowing up women. The media has named him the Angel Bomber and she knows he will strike again, very soon. With few clues and no direct path to follow to the bomber, she is willing to do whatever it takes to catch him. So when billionaire Jack Elliott gets word to her that he has information on the bomber, she must follow-up with him.
Jack Elliott has seen pictures of the bomb killings and he realizes that the bomber is replicating artwork that Jack has acquired. After finding out that Evie is one of the best bomb specialist in the world, he contacts her to explain his theory to her. Upon meeting, they immediately clash and get off on the wrong foot. But catching the bomber is too important to let personalities get in the way and they must find a way to work together.
Evie is a hard-nosed take charge woman who is fearless when it comes to her work. She has had to work hard to be one of the boys and accepted as part of the team. But she does have a softer side that she does not let many people see. After meeting Jack, and getting to know him better, she realizes she wants more in her life. She realizes that she wants love, a family and a happily ever after. She recognizes the guilt that he has been carrying around and she wants to help him find peace. She realizes that she wants Jack.
Jack is used to getting his own way. He uses his money for business, charities and collecting art. He is used to being in charge and people following his commands. Jack is also carrying around a lot of guilt where his sister Abby is concerned. He blames himself for her death and he cannot forgive himself. When he meets Evie, he knows he has met his match. He has never known anyone quite like her and he is definitely intrigued. And when she lets him see her softer side, he knows he is hooked.
The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. I really liked Evie and Jack and cared about what would happen to them. They are both control freaks and are used to being in charge. When they are together their Type A personalities clash at every turn. It was very entertaining reading about how their relationship develops and seeing if they could make it work.
The suspense and tension start at the very beginning of the book and never let go. I wanted to keep reading to see what was going to happen next but I was afraid to keep reading because of what might happen next. Not only is there a bomber to catch, but there is a mystery revolving around Abby and what happened to her. The author is so talented in creating suspense and the feeling of stress with just the written word. Shelley Coriell is as good an author of mystery suspense as anyone else writing this genre and she definitely has a big fan in this reader. Her books would make really good movies with all the action and suspense that are present.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery suspense. I would rate this book more than five stars if I could, that’s how much I enjoyed it. Give yourself a treat and read all the books in the Apostles series, you will not be disappointed.