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Special Agent Francesca
Mimi Barbour, author
An introvert, Special Agent Francesca moves to Las Vegas to escape her powerful, domineering mother. On arrival, multiple obstacles challenge her. She needs to approach a father she’s never met, a man who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she must play the role of a loving fiancée with a stranger. One who makes her question every unexpected emotion he provokes. Craving the chance for real undercover work, she grabs the opportunity to be involved in cleaning up gang corruption in a nasty neighborhood. When she poses as the new owner of a hotel, the deadly-dangerous situation ramps up and she’s forced to fight her way from one conflict to the next. Sean Collins, Psychiatrist and LVPD Profiler, has never known anyone like Francesca Donovan. From first sight, he believes her to be a screwball but her beauty and maddening personality attracts him. Despite her prickly disposition, which gets them into a load of trouble, her rotten driving skills and her constant battles, he’s hooked. Once he’s roped into a mock engagement with her, his desire to make it real takes precedence over everything else in his world.



Katy Walters "Dana"

This review is from: Special Agent Francesca (Undercover FBI Book 1) (Kindle Edition)

I found this captivating, it has a richness, with three dimensional characters and a riveting plot. The opening chapter is fierce, grabbing the reader by the throat and not letting go. The following couple of chapters are both violent and then poignant, arousing a different set of emotions, with a domineering highly intelligent mother Kathleen Donovan and an introverted daughter, Francesca, an undercover FBI agent who hides her introversion under a brittle mask. The author cleverly combines the harsh elements with sensitive emotive qualities to develop a complex personality that fascinates and ensnares Sean Collins, a psychiatrist and LVPD profiler. The author has the reader on the edge of her/his seat as the plot develops. Francesca can kick ass as hard as any man, she’s a force to contend with in a fight against the odds.
In the first couple of chapters she finds her long lost Dad, John and siblings, so I am not giving away any spoilers, Then just as she bonds with a step-mother whose as warm as buttered toast, the plot explodes and Francesca brings out the big guns on one roller coaster of a ride.
Vibrant complex characters, a twisting plot, chilling and inescapable, a real page turner.
Highly recommended