AT CLOSE RANGE
by Tara Taylor Quinn

December 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7783-2552-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Mira Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Every now and again we as readers get a rare treat, an author who can take the leap from category romance to single title romantic suspense without a misstep. When you find that author if you’re like me you want to gobble up everything they have previously written and look forward to their new releases. For me that author has been Tara Taylor Quinn.


When I sit down with one of Ms. Quinn’s category romances I know I’m basically getting a sweet love story, with a tad of conflict. However, when I sit down with a book such as At Close Range I know I’m going to be getting a gripping suspense, with romantic undertones, and it takes a talented writer to balance two very different genres.


In At Close Range is again bringing readers face to face with the seedier side of racism. The idea that there are still radical groups that believe in white supremacy and will stop at nothing to bring to fruition the ideas which began decades ago with the likes of Hitler, and his followers.


At Close Range tells of the powerful Ivory Nation once again and one of its followers once again standing trial, and the Judge Hannah Montgomery trying to overcome her fears of retribution and run a fair trial. Even as Hannah has to struggle with the untimely death of her infant son and the death of her beloved pet she continues to believe in the legal system, and that justice will prevail, and win out in the end.


However, soon it becomes apparent that someone who is close to Hannah is leaking her secrets and could be causing greater harm to her and her closest friends. Who can Hannah trust, and is she going to trust the right person soon becomes as much a guessing game as anything.


As Ms. Quinn takes readers deep into the inner workings of the Ivory Nation you begin to wonder how much is an author’s imagination and how much is unfortunately lifted straight out of today’s headlines. I love that Ms. Quinn doesn’t back down from a subject of such importance and controversy.


As we’re all tightening our financial belts if you haven’t yet read Tara Taylor Quinn I hope you give her a chance, and I believe you won’t be disappointed. If you are a fan of Ms. Quinn’s already you won’t want to miss this book that ties up loose ends from Behind Closed Doors.


Reviewed in May 2009 by Sandi.

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