cover image Point of Danger

Point of Danger

Irene Hannon. Revell, $16.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-8007-3617-0

Hannon (Sea Rose Lane) introduces readers to sisters Eve, Cate, and Grace Reilly in this middling first installment of her Triple Threat trilogy. Eve, a conservative radio talk-show host, becomes a target due to her controversial viewpoints. First, a fake bomb containing a sinister note is left on the doorstep of her home. She then receives a disturbing on-air call from someone with private information from one of Eve’s past relationships. Commitment-phobic detective Brent Lange works to track down the suspect before the threats to silence Eve are realized. While unable to deny his growing attraction to Eve, his efforts to avoid a relationship only make Eve more curious. As threats escalate and suspects multiply, Brent realizes that life is too short not to grasp the opportunity for true love. Unfortunately, Hannon’s tale is uncharacteristically heavy on romance and light on action. Much of the narrative is spent using Eve’s radio platform to push a conservative political agenda, and spiritual elements feel grafted onto Eve to paint her as having ideal moral values. Hannon’s heavy-handed tale will disappoint fans accustomed to her action-filled romantic thrillers. [em](Oct.) [/em]