Friday, August 9, 2013

review: speak of the devil by allison leotta

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The story of Assistant US Attorney Anna Curtis continues with the third novel in the series, Speak of the Devil. As the story begins, Anna gets back together with Jack, but their marriage plans are almost immediately put on hold when a brothel raid results in the arrest of gang members who may have been involved in cases Jack’s deceased wife investigated.

One of the things that makes me love the Anna Curtis series is Anna herself. She’s amazing. Anna is a strong woman who goes after what she wants (hence proposing to Jack in the opening of the book), but she also has flaws, such as the insecurities that go along with dating a widower. A marker of good writing is that the protagonist isn’t perfect nor is the antagonist pure evil. Here Allison Leotta not only has the well-balanced Anna, but also MS-13 member Gato who reveals his own vulnerabilities. In addition to great characters, Speak of the Devil has a fantastic plot with plenty of bombshells that will make your heart stop.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Touchstone.

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