Military grade weaponry is disappearing from bases all over the world, only to end up in the hands of terrorists and dictators.
Governments are helpless as the threats of being overthrown mount. As a last resort the world leaders turn to The Consortium to bring the biggest arms dealer to justice. They set Special Operative Jessica Sale on the trail of Justin Grey.
Portraying herself as the go to person when a buyer is looking for quantity and quality Jessica easily instills herself into his organization.
Buried deep within the mountains of Wyoming she finds her target and something she didn’t expect-a traitor in the guise of her boyfriend.
With personal feelings aside she charges ahead with the mission. Flying to New York Jessica arranges for monies to be transferred and weapons shipped. Pleased with her work he invites Jessica back to Wyoming except he never makes it home.
The Ice Queen by Lindsay Downs is part of the Jessica Sales series. This suspenseful romance employs a kick butt heroine. I can picture Angelina Jolie playing her in her earlier Tomb Raider days. Jessica works for a top-secret organization who ferrets out evil doers by often pretending to be fellow players in the game of dirty tricks.
Jessica’s reputation is being ice-cold beauty with her ever-present knife The long legged beauty does not hesitate to use what God gave her to make the baddies into slobbering morons. When that doesn’t work, she uses her excellent ability with her knife and her equally talented brain. This book features a troubled Jessica Sales as she seeks to infiltrate an arms selling ring.
Normally the job would be dangerous, but not anything, she couldn’t handle assisted by her able crew. Only this time, there are some unexpected problems in the mix. Turns out her boyfriend is two-timing her and possibly betraying the agency. Once she penetrates the arms stronghold, one of the key players informs her that she’s on her side. It is hard to know whom to trust. Trusting the wrong person will not only lead to her demise, but possibly her crew's deaths too.
Mr. Downs draws the setting with a fine hand to detail. I almost felt like I was out in the sunbaked West. The interaction between primary and secondary character was realistic and enjoyable. Jessica Sales demonstrates a complexity and aloof manner, which only adds to her reputation as The Ice Queen.
The Ice Queen is a fierce, fast read that pulls no punches, and occasionally sucker punches you, not unlike Ms. Sales. Read Ice Queen and be prepared to have your appetite whetted for more adventures. This book is appropriate for ages eighteen and over.