Friday, February 21, 2014

A Date With Death- Ace Collins

20335859My Rating: 3 Stars

Description: Helen Meeker is back and has less than thirty days to stop the execution of an innocent pastor who has unbelievably confessed to being a Nazi spy. While on a case that has dynamic implications to uncovering an espionage ring operating on American and British soil, Helen defuses a hostage crisis in a bank robbery gone wrong, unearths an explosive coffin, and is introduced to a dead English hero who seems very much alive. The fate of an innocent girl and the world’s two most dynamic leaders depend upon Helen’s connecting cases before Wilbur Shellmeyer faces a firing squad, and Churchill and Roosevelt meet for a secret conference in upstate New York.

Set against the backdrop of the early days of World War II, A Date with Death combines action, adventure, mystery, and romance in a tale that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until they, like Helen Meeker, answer the question, “Do I save the leader of the free world or an innocent man scheduled to die to protect someone he loves?” Which life is more important?

Though the answer to this question will be revealed at the end of A Date with Death, Helen’s action and adventure will continue at a break-neck pace throughout the “In the President’s Service Series,” as she takes on new challenges and dangers.

My Thoughts: A Date with Death was enjoyable in the action movie sort of way. Light and adventure packed. Meeker goes on quite a few adventures, most involving her partner Reese, and solves a mystery that could cost a man his life. And like in most action movies, the plot was truly improbable.

Things go way too well for Meeker. I don't want to give things away, but she solves a lot of problems far to easily. And the way she found the case was highly improbable as well. Reading a historical mystery, I had hoped for a bit more realism. I just found the whole thing way too hard to believe.

As I said, the book is like an action movie. If you enjoy movies with unlikely scenarios and tough heroines, you should like this.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review from the Book Club Network.

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