Tuesday, March 13, 2012

And Then There Were Two by Gilbert Morris

"J.T. Denver is finding out in more ways than one that money doesn't do you a whole lot of good if you're dead."

Dani Ross gets an unbelievable assignment for her detective agency--protect the wealthy J.T. Denver while finding his potential assassin. Not an easy task when so many want him dead. A ruthless businessman, J.T. has made more than a few bitter enemies in his lifetime--including his own family. And though he recently made a life-changing spiritual decision, letting his old nature die is as difficult for him as finding the potential assassin is for Dani. J.T.'s attempt to set things right brings the only woman he ever loved back into his life--but she has some surprising secrets of her own that will make the tangled web around J.T. even harder to unravel.

My take: 3 looks
This was a good sequel to "One by One". I thoroughly enjoyed the first book because it was so reminiscent of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None".

This one, a bit different in that no one actually dies (spoiler?), was interesting and engaging. The premise is that everyone is a suspect in the attempted murder of a very wealthy businessman. Everyone includes his three ex-wives and their extended families. There are more than a few red herrings, which I guess is common with any mystery. Drug use, dangerous tempers, overt threats...all leading to nothing.

As in the last book, Dani and Ben Savage engage in a bit of sexual tension, with it being played out a little more in this book in a kiss or two. It is obvious that there is chemistry between them, but I find the jealousy on Dani's part to be a bit petty and sophomoric. Also, I almost put this one down when Dani, in the first chapter, put herself in danger purely because of her stubborn streak. This is not the mark of a mature Christian woman, and I felt it was overdone, unnecessary and irritating. However, the rest of the story flowed for me.

While I would recommend this one, I probably won't read any more in the series.

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