Monday, August 12, 2013

Review of 'Secrets of a Dangerous Woman' by p.m. terrell


Dylan Maguire is back and in his first mission with the CIA he must interrogate a recently captured Brenda Carnegie. But when she escapes again, it’s obvious that she’s had help from within the CIA’s own ranks. With Vicki Boyd’s psychic help, he must locate her again—and find out why some in the highest levels of government want her dead while others will risk everything to help her. And when he finds out her true identity, his mission has just become very personal.


**My thoughts**

'Secrets of a Dangerous Woman' is yet another thriller from award-winning author p.m. terrell. While this one does feature characters from previous books in the Black Swamp Mysteries series, it can be read as a stand-alone. I do think that readers would appreciate the characters more if they read the other books in the series, at least at some point.

Dylan is scary, yet intriguing. We all love a hot Irish man! But his work for the FBI forces another side of him to come out that is dangerous should you cross him! 

Vicki has an interesting gift. Not only is she psychic, but she can choose where her visions will take her and has a lot of control over them. This makes her invaluable to the CIA. It can also get her into trouble.

Dylan and Vicki have a smoking relationship. It started in previous books, but a brief history is provided throughout the first few chapters. Their devotion to each other is necessary if they want to survive.

Both of them continue to have their own secrets from each other and get sucked into all kinds of plot twists and turns as the manhunt for a computer hacker unfolds. You will never quite know whom to trust as you read this thrilling page-turner.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

p.m.terrell is the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than 16 books. Vicki's Key, one of the first books in the Black Swamp Mysteries series, was one of five finalists in the 2012 International Book Awards (Mystery/Suspense) and 2012 USA Best Book Awards (Mystery/Suspense.) River Passage, an historical work based on her ancestor's migration to Fort Nashborough in 1779-1780, won the 2010 Best Fiction & Drama Award. The Nashville (TN) Metropolitan Government Archives determined it to be so historically accurate that they entered the original manuscript into their Archives for future researchers and historians.

Prior to becoming a full-time author in 2002, terrell founded and operated two computer companies in the Washington, DC area. Her clients included the United States Secret Service, CIA, Department of Defense and federal and local law enforcement. Her specialty is in the areas of computer crime and computer intelligence. Her experience in these areas have greatly influenced her books' plots.

She is the co-founder of The Book 'Em Foundation, whose slogan is "Buy a Book and Stop a Crook" and whose mission is to raise awareness of the link between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. She founded Book 'Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair, an annual event to raise money to increase literacy and reduce crime.

For more information on Book 'Em North Carolina, visit www.bookemnc.org and www.bookemnc.blogspot.com.

p.m.terrell's website is www.pmterrell.com and her blog is www.pmterrell.blogspot.com.

She can be found on Twitter @pmterrell




p.m. will be awarding a $20 Gift Certificate from Amazon to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour for more chances to win!

27 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting me today, and thank you for the review of Secrets of a Dangerous Woman. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. I'm finding a whole lot of women are in love with Dylan Maguire!

    I'll be checking back throughout the day and answering any questions anyone might have for me.

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  2. Hi P.M.! Good to "meet" you! I look forward to following the tour and learing all about you and your books!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Andra Lyn, thanks so much for following the tour!

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  3. I do so love a good thriller from time to time, especially that this story has supernatural/clairvoyance. Looks very interesting indeed and definitely on my book reading radar :)

    Great review :)

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    1. Thanks for dropping in, Kiwi Chick! I enjoyed writing the supernatural part very much. It's amazing how Vicki's clairvoyance really opens up the story line possibilities.

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  4. It sounds like an interesting book to read. I haven't read any books from this series, but it does intrigue me. Dylan sounds like an amazing cop/detective :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Andd D. If you haven't read any of the books yet, I'd suggest starting with Vicki's Key, where Vicki meets Dylan Maguire for the first time. Secrets of a Dangerous Woman is next, followed by Dylan's Song, which critics say is my best book yet. It was also the most fun because Dylan returns to his native Ireland - and you see a side of him not seen before. :)

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  5. I definitely intrigued by this book. I love that she has psychic powers- those are fascinating. Also,it is interesting to see how people respond to those powers. I really like the review~ Sounds like a good read!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in, Ashleigh! I am also intrigued by Vicki's psychic powers. It was so fascinating to speak with real psychics who have worked in the government, and to learn how they were trained and what they can do with their minds.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book and I am looking forward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment, Eva! I hope you'll pick up Secrets of a Dangerous Woman. I think you'd enjoy it. :)

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  7. It's essential for me that a book in a series be able to be read as a stand-alone. I'm terribly unfaithful when it comes to series--I never read them in order or stick with them. I like when a reviewer is clear about whether a series title can be read alone. Thanks for that!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Catherine! Thanks for dropping by. Once I read a book that I enjoy, I always look for others that the author has written. I love series where I already know the characters. I read the Haunting series some time ago by Erin Quinn, and the Irish village and the people have really stuck with me.

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  8. Very nice review about the characters

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for following my book tours, bn100!

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  9. I love me a good mystery/romance. Guessing who the baddie is while also having an amazing romance? Um, yes, please! :-)

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks for popping in, Chelsea, and leaving a comment! Yes, I enjoy those amazing romances, too! I'm always disappointed when I finish a book - but fortunately I can start on the next one to keep Dylan's and Vicki's romance going strong! :)

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  10. I love Vicki's Key so I can't wait to read this one.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for following the tour, Rita! I'm so glad you enjoyed Vicki's Key. If you liked that, I think you'll love Secrets of a Dangerous Woman!

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  11. An excellent giveaway! Thank you very much :)

    hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

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    1. Thank you for following the tour, Kate!

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  12. I'm a fan, so I know I'm going to love this.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thank you for following the tour, Mary! Yes, I do think you'll love Secrets of a Dangerous Woman. :)

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway :) bobbyehopebooth@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you for following the tour, Bobbye!

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  14. Thank you, everyone, for following the tour and leaving comments. The winner of the giveaway this week is Andra Lyn. I'll be contacting you by email, Andra Lyn!

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