Katherine "Kenzie" LeGault was an orphaned teen, who seemed destined to graduate from her juvenile brushes with the law to a life of crime, when Judge Woodward decided to take a chance on her, and called in some favors. As an option to going to jail, Kenzie was allowed to enlist in the military, where she quickly displayed a quiet yet impressive ability to follow orders and handle tough assignments. This led to special CIA training as a "black ops" assassin, someone who didn't exist on paper, but was dispatched anywhere in the world at a few hours notice.
But one mission ended poorly, when Kenzie refused to blindly follow orders to kill a group of soldiers, who did not seem to be a threat to anyone. She expressed her concern to her military "handler, Colonel Manuck, who immediately sent her out on another mission, to kill Cori, a woman in Guadalajara, Mexico. Kenzie was dedicated to the mission, until she noticed a second sniper in the area, seemingly watching both of them. She fled with Cori, still unsure if she would eventually choose to kill her, although she was disturbed by other feelings for her that would make that increasingly more difficult. Meanwhile, the duo discovers they are being pursued by other members of her elite squad, trying to prevent them from getting back to the US.
Ms. Hart crafts an outstanding, well-written suspenseful mystery and espionage/conspiracy thriller of a novel, which will command your attention from its very beginning. Impressive, realistic characterizations and situations are brought to life with a talented attention to detail. Bravo! Five stars out of five.
- Bob Lind, Echo Magazine