Date: September 2004
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Romance / Series /Contemporary / Intrigue & suspense
Shannon I. Bigham
A Perfect Cover
Bombshell, No. 9
By Maureen Tan
"AKA Jane," Maureen Tan debuts A Perfect Cover,
a novel of adventure and intrigue with a touch of contemporary romance
in the brand new Silhouette Bombshell series. A Perfect Cover
stars Lacie Reed, a sexy, confident young woman who is of biracial
descent. Lacie is half African American and half-Vietnamese. Born
in Vietnam, Lacie was adopted at a young age and taken to the United
States to grow up and live as an American. Lacie is smart, sassy,
and is able to speak several foreign languages, including Vietnamese.
Due to her
own background and experiences, Lacie has always held a soft spot
in her heart for the Vietnamese and the numerous disadvantaged illegal
immigrants who desperately try to make their way into the United
States every day. Lacie works as a special agent and her new assignment
takes her to the pulsing, vibrant city of New Orleans. She quickly
meets up with a handsome, aristocratic detective named Anthony Beauprix.
Anthony comes from a New Orleans family with "old family money,"
but his passion lies in his detective work and solving cases. Anthony
and Lacie begin working together to solve the mysterious and violent
murders of three Vietnamese residents of New Orleans.
appearance provides her the perfect cover to get a bird's eye view
of the Little Vietnam community in New Orleans while she searches
for the Vietnamese serial killer. As Lacie infiltrates the community,
she begins to befriend the people she must protect, and she becomes
emotionally invested in solving the murders. Her daily communication
with Anthony stirs up a novel set of emotions for Lacie. Lacie is
used to "just business," but something about Anthony unearths
feelings in her that she did not expect. She looks forward to his
daily calls to discuss their case and its progress. Nevertheless,
Lacie is reluctant to admit to herself that perhaps, she wants more
than a professional relationship with Anthony.
of mystery, intrigue and suspense will enjoy A Perfect Cover,
and romance fans will enjoy the interplay and attraction between
Lacie and Anthony. Lacie is reminiscent of a spunky "female
007," as she is agile, sexy and will scale a building or perform
other physical feats to pursue a suspect or unlock a clue she needs
for her case. Silhouette Bombshell is an exciting, entertaining
new series, and A Perfect Cover is a great debut novel.