From New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers comes the next standalone novel in her Sharpe & Donovan Series, IMPOSTOR’S LURE! Master of suspense Carla Neggers delivers an exhilarating page-turner where the disappearance of a federal prosecutor launches the latest high-stakes case for FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan. Order your copy today!
About IMPOSTOR’S LURE:
Newlyweds Emma and Colin are suspicious when prosecutor Tamara McDermott is a no-show at a Boston dinner party. Matt Yankowski, head of HIT, Emma and Colin’s small, elite Boston-based team, is a friend of Tamara’s, and he needs them to find her.
In London, a woman who was supposed to meet Emma’s art-detective grandfather to talk about forgeries is discovered near death. Her husband, who stayed behind in Boston, has vanished. The couple’s connection to Tamara adds to the puzzle.
As the search for Tamara intensifies, a seemingly unrelated murder leads Emma, Colin and HIT deep into a maze of misdirection created by a clever, lethal criminal who stays one step ahead of them.
As Emma draws on her expertise in art crimes and Colin on his experience as a deep-cover agent, the investigation takes a devastating turn that tests the strengths of their families and friendships as well as their FBI colleagues as never before.
Impostor’s Lure is full of clever twists that will keep readers guessing right to the stunning conclusion!
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When the four Donovan brothers descended after the game, the Red Sox had won, Emma had finished cleaning except for the oven, and Colin had been in touch with their boss about tonight’s dinner. “Yank says he’ll mop our floors for a month if we both go tonight.”
“What about these guys?” Emma asked, referring to Mike, Andy and Kevin Donovan.
Mike grinned. “These guys will be just fine. We’re heading back up to Maine. Kevin’s on duty in the morning. Andy’s got lobster traps to check and I have two retirees from Florida to outfit for a weeklong kayak trip on the Bold Coast.” He winked at Emma. “Things to do, places to go.”
Mike was a former Special Forces soldier with a cabin on the Bold Coast of Maine and a fiancée, Naomi MacBride, in Nashville. He was a licensed wilderness guide and outfit¬ter, and he did the occasional contract security job—with Naomi, an intelligence consultant. An odd relationship, but it seemed to be working. Kevin, the youngest, a Maine ma¬rine patrol officer, was unattached. All four brothers were strongly built, with blue-gray eyes and a no-nonsense man¬ner Emma found in concert with their upbringing in a rug¬ged Maine fishing village.
They’d arrived on the Julianne late yesterday. Andy had slept on the boat. Mike and Kevin had camped out in Emma and Colin’s tiny living room. It was enough family time for now. They were packed up and out the door in thirty minutes.
Colin slipped his arm around Emma as they watched the lobster boat glide across the harbor. “Does part of you wish you were going with them?” she asked.
“All of me, provided you were with us.”
“Mike would throw me overboard.”
“Hey, he likes you now.”
“I know he does, but he’d still throw me overboard. He gets restless. It’d be something to do. You guys used to do stuff like that as kids, didn’t you?”
“Always wearing life vests.”
Emma laughed, leaning into him. “Tamara says you’re a keeper.”
“She’s insightful and smart as well as tough.”
“You worked with her?”
“Once. My first undercover mission.”
Five years ago, when Emma had still been with the Sisters of the Joyful Heart, Matt Yankowski had come up to Maine to meet with Colin as his contact agent. He’d stopped at the convent to talk to Emma about not making her final vows. About joining the FBI instead. She’d taken a detour to work with her grandfather at the Dublin offices of Sharpe Fine Art Recovery, but within a year, she was getting put through her paces at the Academy. She’d been in Boston for seventeen months, again recruited by Yank, this time for HIT, a small team that specialized in transnational criminals and crimi¬nal networks. HIT stood for high-impact target. Yank’s idea.
Colin was a relative newcomer to HIT, shoehorned in as much for Yank to keep tabs on him as anything else. He’d had a rough landing after a major deep-cover mission. Of course, that was exactly when he and Emma met, and here they were, not quite a year later, in love, married.
This was my first foray into a Carla Neggers murder mystery. I so glad I did , I also love a complex plot which takes the readers on the journey from Boston, London, Ireland Dublin, and back to states with the investigators putting together all the parts of the puzzle.
This was also very character driven, bringing to life all the driven groups leaving me as a fly on the wall. I was absorbed right to the end. Just for the record I did not guess who the murderer was.
I really enjoyed this book, obviously the characters all have history and reading the books in order would give more background on some of the characters. I read this on its own, and the story to do with the crimes completely standalone, and I enjoyed this mystery very much, it’s always great to discover a new author .
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About Carla Neggers:
Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sharpe & Donovan series featuring Boston-based FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan, and the popular Swift River Valley series set in the small, fictional New England town of Knights Bridge. With many bestsellers to her credit, Carla loves to write now as much as she did when she climbed a tree at age eleven with pad and pen. A native New Englander, Carla and her husband divide their time between their hilltop home in Vermont, a sofa bed at their kids’ places in Boston and various inns, hotels and hideaways on their travels, frequently to Ireland. Learn more and sign up for Carla’s newsletter at CarlaNeggers.com. Follow Carla at facebook.com/carlaneggers and twitter.com/carlaneggers.
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