Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Book Review: A DATE WITH DEATH by Ace Collins
This is a real old-fashioned thriller, a novel of World War II intrigue with a twist or two that could keep you on the edge of your seat. This is Episode 1 of In the President's Service.
Helen Meeker works for President Franklin Roosevelt as a sort of frustrated FBI agent. Frustrated because J. Edgar Hoover wants the FBI to be a boys-only club. Frustrated because she knows she is as good or better than any of the boys-only club's agents.
Her former partner Henry Reese agrees with her, along with thinking she's a verrrrry pretty lady. She wants to recruit Henry's help in a case she's interested in, and he's definitely willing.
The President has asked Helen to hang on the arm of a British visiting hero--or rather the hero's stand-in, seeing as how the hero is supposedly dead. She really doesn't want to do it, because she wants to prove a man's innocence before he goes to the electric chair the following week. But it's the President who asked it, so she has to juggle both the entertaining duty with the urgent case.
Warning: The book ends with a real teaser to grab the next book immediately, and it's already released, so you won't have to wait long. As soon as you finish A Date with Death the next one, The Dark Pool, can be downloaded. Both are in e-book format only and may be purchased from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.