by Judith Leon

July 2004
ISBN: 0-373-51318
Reviewer Graphic Button Silhouette #4
Mass Market Paperback

CIA secret agent Nova Blair, Code Name Dove, was the best at what she did. A difficult childhood has made Nova into a strong woman. She is determined to help rid the world of its evils by any means necessary. Her latest assignment calls for seduction of the target. Is Nova up to the task?

An ecoterrorist group is targeting the powers of the world and threatening to kill millions of people. Novaís target, Jean-Paul Konig, is suspected of being the leader of the group. Nova never dreamed that she would feel such chemistry with the man. Has she gotten in over her head on this mission?

Her partner Joe Cardone certainly thinks so, and urges Nova to pull out of the mission. Nova has never abandoned a mission and doesnít intend to start with this one - not with so many innocent lives at stake. Will this decision cost Nova her life?

Judith Leon is a new author for me but Code Name Dove wonít be my last book by her, thatís for sure! Ms Leon has created compelling characters and a fast-moving story line that will keep the reader turning pages well into the night. She does an excellent job of keeping the reader guessing just who is behind the terrorist plot until almost the very last page.

Ms Leonís habit of starting most chapters with the date, location and or time worked very well for the pace of the book. This format seemed to make the story move along quickly and the short chapters helped with this as well.

Despite being perhaps the most unconventional of the four launch titles, Code Name Dove should generate Judith Leon many new fans. Ms Leon brings a fresh new voice to this line and offers readers everything promised with a Bombshell title - action, adventure, attitude, and a little romance. Code Name Dove has it all and Ms Leon doesnít disappoint.

Reviewed in June 2004 by Barbara.

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