Damage Control

Amy J. Fetzer, Brava, $14 paper (416p) ISBN 978-0-7582-3139-0
An ex-marine and an NSA operative heat up the Arctic Circle in Fetzer's serviceable latest (after Fight Fire with Fire). Sharing stage center are former Marine Sebastian Fontenot and Dr. Olivia Corrigan, an NSA "Second Sight unit" archaeologist. Sebastian is pulled back into duty and into Livi's arms when his antiquarian friend is kidnapped, presumably in a bid to force him to share his knowledge of a magical jade relic. The relic is also being sought by Lizveta Nevolin, who is determined to possess its power and avenge the death of her Cold War-era Russian sub commander father. The high-stakes quest leads to the Arctic and a big showdown, and though the relic is never fully explained and the cold war angle's a little stale, the action sequences are well done. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 06/28/2010
Release date: 08/01/2010
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