DEAD RIGHT
by Cate Noble

February 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8217-7633-9
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CIA Operative Dante Johnson was a prisoner in Thailand for 18 months before his escape, re-capture and eventual rescue by friend, and fellow CIA operative, Roscoe Jones. The only thought that helped Dante get through his capture and torture was revenge……….revenge on the woman he loved and the agent who betrayed him, Cat! After his rescue, he learns that she’s dead. After debriefing, Dante heads to Key West to relax, mourn Cat and decide what he wants to do. However, circumstances lead him to believe that Cat isn’t dead, after all!


Contract agent Catalina Dion was pregnant and in love with Dante Johnson when she broke it off with him. A few months later, she heard Dante and his team had been killed. Two months after giving birth, her best friend and she get captured by insane, lunatic Viktor Zadovsky, a brilliant scientist. Once they escape, Cat is on the run, with her child, for months until Dante finally catches up to her! What happens to these two betrayed people? Can they find the truth amongst the lies or not?


Cate Noble’s Dead Right is a book where the characters are fed disinformation so no one really knows the truth of what happened to whom when. Lies, deceit, betrayal, torture, murder but buried underneath it all lays the love Dante has for Cat and Cat has for Dante and their child but the romance is secondary to the main plot. I was somewhat surprised to discover the extent of Viktor’s hand in all the deceit. I was a bit put off by some of the things done to Cat and her friend, once they were Viktor’s prisoners and no, I don’t understand why it couldn’t have been done in a more tasteful manner. Another thing that bothered me was the fact that every chapter starts with a period of time (present, 14 months ago, 31 months ago, etc.) and it can be difficult to keep track in the book, bouncing around in time, which is distracting, to say the least. Those two points aside, I did enjoy Ms. Noble’s book and am looking forward to the next one!


Reviewed in March 2009 by PamL.

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