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Review: A Bodyguard of Lies by Donna Del Oro

Title: A Bodyguard of LiesA Bodyguard of Lies

Author: Donna Del Oro

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Pages: 210

Date of Publication: June 8th, 2016

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

This is a superb, suspense filled romance involving a search to verify if an old lady was a secret, undercover agent spying for the Nazis whilst she worked in London as a translator during the second world war. The person given the task of discerning the truth by MI5 is ex Navy SEAL, FBI Analyst, Jake Bernstein, a man whose grandfather was a German Jew who escaped Nazi oppression, though many of his family were killed in the Holocaust. He agrees to undertake the task, working with both the FBI and MI5 to do so.

Jake joins a coach tour of the UK on which the elderly suspect is travelling with her granddaughter, Meg Larsen. When Jake and Meg meet, their attraction is instant and mutual – and oh so wrong given his purpose is to find evidence to prove her grandmother a traitor. The story contains flashbacks to wartime events, giving great relevant background information to what Meg’s Grandmother did during this era. It also contains others who are looking to take advantage of the elderly lady and her wartime work to support their own contemporary aims. No one is necessarily who they purport to be, there are unanticipated dangers and many discoveries to be made before the truth can be revealed. It is an action packed tale, linking the past and the present, in this enthralling romantic suspense where revealing his true purpose could end the romance before it gets a chance to develop and if he finds the evidence to convict the elderly lady it could be lead to even worse dilemmas!

This story has well developed characters, a plot filled with espionage, mystery and intrigue and is an enthralling, well written and riveting story. There are many unanticipated twists and turns as the story progresses on its roller coaster ride around the UK and Germany. I had never read anything by this author before but I will certainly be looking out for more from her in future – I highly recommend this!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:

FBI analyst Jake Bernstein is recruited to go undercover and investigate an American grandmother wanted for war crimes during WWII but currently on a tour of England and Ireland with her granddaughter. Jake joins them and runs into complications when his growing attraction to the woman’s granddaughter challenges his obligation to remain emotionally detached. As the investigation intensifies, a neo-Nazi group tries to prevent him from learning the truth and Jake struggles to stay alive long enough to either prove the woman’s guilt or exonerate her.

Despite Meg Larsen’s mounting passion for the stranger who has joined their tour, she suspects he’s not who he claims to be. When she realizes her grandmother, the woman who raised her, is the target of the man’s investigation, her first instinct is to protect her. Eventually, however, Meg must face the possibility of her grandmother’s lifetime of lies while forced to trust a man who has become both their nemesis and bodyguard.

A Bodyguard of Lies is available for purchase in both print and ebook formats.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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