LUST, MONEY & MURDER – BOOK 7, OFF THE GRID,BY MIKE WELLS
PUBLISHER: MIKE WELLS BOOKS; MARCH 8, 2016
Synopsis: This book is the 7th in the Lust, Money & Murder series and begins the 3rd trilogy. When Elaine Brogan and Nick LaGrange are called to meet with Raj Malik at the American Embassy in Paris, it kicks off a treacherous adventure that neither of them could have ever imagined. Join Elaine, Nick, Luna Faye, Tony, Dimitriy, and more familiar characters from the best-selling series in another Mike Wells “unputdownable” crime thriller.
Review: Once again, I have finished an installment of the Lust, Money & Murder series and am left wanting the next book! “Lust, Money & Murder Book 7 – Off the Grid” is just as fantastic as all of the other books in this series, with plenty of surprises, twists, and turns. This is an instance where I truly can’t go into the plot very much because of spoilers, but I didn’t see any of this coming. Very early in the novel, Nick and Elaine find themselves in a very unpleasant situation, to say the least. Tony is at home with the children so calls on Luna, who then calls on Dmitry so it’s the usual cast of characters. A cool thing about this novel is the background provided about Luna. I loved her story and how she came to be a part of the Secret Service! Cattoretti is back, of course, but he’s not the worst of the bad guys in this one. Yes, he’s plotting and scheming, but there is a worse villain in this book that is absolutely infuriating. There is a new addition to this one, a nurse named Alisha, who is quite the character also.
Wells does not disappoint with the government/political secrets and drama in this book, as with the others, but there is more foreign/political drama and unrest weaved into this book just adding to the suspense. There were times in the first quarter or so of the book that things were sort of dragging with Nick and Elaine’s story, but things plummet into full force action and suspense for the remainder of the novel. I was trying to think of some original praise for Wells’ novels for this review since this is the 7th time I have reviewed his books (lol!) and I think one thing that pulls me into these novels so much is that you forget you are reading a work of fiction written by an author. It honestly feels as if Nick or Elaine are real people telling you a story about their career. Granted so many things occur that I would think that they couldn’t possibly happen, but it’s all written with such realism that I find myself forgetting that it isn’t real. I am feeling sad, however, because there are only 2 books left in this series… Then what will I read? As always, if you have not yet read Mike Wells “Lust, Money & Murder” series, you need to get book 1 and get started. Book 7, like the others before that, are all fast-paced, action-packed, and leave you dying for the next one!
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*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.