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DARK SKY
CARLA NEGGERS
ISBN: 0-7783-2205-X
2005
MIRA
225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada
Paperback
$7.50
375 pages
Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 Cups

Juliet Longstreet had short blonde hair with more than one cowlick.  She was the youngest girl in a family of five brothers  all older.  She was also a Deputy United States Marshal who in her spare time ran three miles, lifted weights, and trained with firearms for three hours at a time.  Juliet was just your average outdoors girl.

Ethan Brooker was 6’ tall and broad-shouldered with black eyes and short dark hair.   Major Brooker was a career Special Forces officer, a West Point graduate, and a widower with a wife who was murdered a year ago.  He  dropped it all to push for answers to who killed her and why.  That charge into the unknown had resulted in his meeting Juliet months ago.  Juliet’s boss considered Ethan a magnet that attracted all kinds of fecal matter.

The plot is fast paced, with action happening from North America to South America and back.  Ethan has to put his combat skills back to work when the President has a little problem and to keep Juliet out of trouble.  Juliet is being stalked by an escaped convict.   Her troubles are complicated by her niece, Wendy and the family dog, Teddy, a deceased Golden Retriever.  Wendy keeps Teddy’s ashes with her in a cracker tin.   With sparks flying between Juliet and Ethan when they meet this time, these two action types keep very busy with romance as well as bad guys.  They just have to watch for Teddy’s ashes, because there is no telling where that cracker tin will turn up.  

Carla Neggers has done it again.  I enjoyed Dark Sky as much as I did The Carriage House years ago.  This book sparkled.  The characters were alive and the pace was non-stop.  Carla Neggers writes timeless stories that can be read over and over again.  Dark Sky is just the latest classic.  Buy her books.  You will love them all.

Brenda McCoy
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