Stolen Justice

DJ Gross
Stolen Justice
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Publisher
Amazon
Release Date
May 2011
Genre
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

SUMMARY
Stolen Justice is centered on an Ocean's Eleven-esque heist, and combines suspense, passion and adventure.

He's a thief

JT Flynn stole high end art from the world's worst criminals until he lost a member of his team. When a beautiful stranger threatens to expose his thefts unless he steals a Van Gogh, he calls his team together for one last job.

She's a liar

Computer hacker Laura Danvers has many secrets and one goal: to destroy Rob Autrey's money laundering operation at any cost. She needs JT's team of thieves to divert Autrey's attention so she can get the job done.

They've got trouble

Forced to work together, Laura and JT come to a grudging mutual respect which heats to a combustible attraction they work to ignore. Passion can't get in the way of pulling off the high risk heist. Then a feud between Autrey and one of his clients makes the job even more dangerous. Now the cost of stealing justice may be their lives.

Book Review by CathyS
Aug 05, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
204 people found the following review helpful
I don't quite know how to describe this book – I simply can't think of words that are superlative enough! I was superglued to my Kindle for two days – I just could not put it down. This really is a brilliant novel.

Laura Danvers, a computer hacker, needs a good thief of high-end art – a famous Van Gogh no less. JT and his team of ex-Marines have the necessary credentials and she needs to convince him to help her. Too darned bad he is so attractive. The lure of his old ‘pastime' is not enough, however, so she throws a bit of blackmail into the mix.

Rob Autry, the CEO of a bank and owner of the Van Gogh, is also money-laundering for a crime cartel – crimes that are outrageously depraved. The Van Gogh, it seems, has been purchased with blood money. The theft will net JT and his team enough money to retire on; whilst the theft is taking place, she intends to access the files she needs to bring the vile man to his knees. The terms of the blackmail Laura sets out to JT are non-negotiable and he is left with no choice. She gives JT and his dedicated team 5 days to pull this off.

And so the edge-of-your-seat action picks up. Laura's dedication to her cause creates a barrier to the mutually powerful attraction between her and JT. Can he break down the wall of resistance she has put up?

Laura is a hacker but it seems, a liar too and the many secrets of her past endanger her own life. Moreover, she and the team are unaware that one of Autry's clients becomes his feuding opponent and the risks attached to the theft become dangerous and life-threatening, not only to her but to JT and his team.

The cast of characters is compact but diverse, and each character is well-defined. The bond between JT and his comrades is strong; they have history and memories. There is a pleasant diversion of an unrequited romance between two members of the team, but it never overpowers the intensity of the magnetism between Laura and JT. The balance between the suspense-filled action and romance is spot on and the ending is perfect. The author has a faultless, flowing style of writing – every scene of action, suspense and romance is honed to perfection.

The text does need a final tidy-up – there are several typos and the odd word is missing but that's my only niggle.

I really hope JT and his team regroup for another nerve-racking ride.

This is an outstanding and highly recommended book.
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