Julie Moffet is a published author and this is her first venture into mystery/suspense and she has the background for this type of novel. She has a degree in political science and speaks several foreign languages mentioned in this book, so what she writes about she knows and understands.
Lexi Carmichael works for the NSA and is a “Geek Extraordinare” by excelling in math and computer skills. Lexi is a woman after my own heart with her addiction to chocolate and her favorite stop is Dunkin Donuts. Helping Lexi out in the book are the Zimmerman twins, Elvis and Xavier, who are even bigger geeks who have taken their computer skills from the NSA to the private sector. There is also Slash, who no one knows his real name, who works for NSA, the Vatican and who knows what other government body. The last is Finn, a lawyer and heir apparant to a winery in Ireland. All of these characters come together to help Basia, Lexi’s best friend, who puts herself in the middle of an international incident simply because of some documents that she translated.
I would give this book 3 1/2 stars. The book was good but some parts seemed a little longer than necessary. Plus I would get confused between the two guys named Al-something and who was the Saudi prince and who was the terrorist. That aside, I enjoyed the storyline and Lexi’s interactions with the twins, Slash and Finn. For someone who is supposedly “plain” (the character’s words) she has 3 men that are attracted to her so perhaps she did inherit some of her mother’s beauty. Lexi also gets a taste of what it is like to be a field agent since she decides to do some things her own way, which was probably a good move because the situation could have ended differently had she not involved herself because of Basia.
I believe this book is to become a series and if it is, I will definitely give the 2nd book a chance because it could turn into an interesting series.