by Vicki Hinze

August 2004
ISBN: 0-553-58353-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback

Vicki Hinze’s newest novel, Lady Justice, once again proves to be a winner. This wonderful romantic suspense sweeps readers into the world of espionagee and terrorism. Readers discover what lengths individuals will go to in order to stop a threat against the United States.

In Lady Justice Gabrielle Kincaid is a secret operative for SDU or the Special Details Unit. She is deep undercover, following the trail of a group of terrorist, who have unleashed a biological weapon upon the United States. When her cover is apparently blown her own partner, Max Grayson is ordered to eliminate Gabby. Unfortunately for Max this presents a dilemma, he is in love with Gabby and can not bring himself to carry out his orders. Together, Max and Gabby, with the help of a group of pretty special ladies, must bring the terrorists to justice before they release even more chemical agents upon the citizens of the United States.

This is one of the best romantic suspense novels I have read in a very long time. Hinze uses current events to highlight the love story and bring a touch of reality to the story. The characters are pure gold, and capture a reader’s heart from the get-go. Max and Gabby's relationship is a joy to watch develop and the romance between the two of them is sweet and touching. The group of ladies that help Max and Gabby, are truly one of the best parts of the book; fun, resourceful and at times a bit frightening. They embody the characteristic most women wish they possessed themselves. This group also provides a touch of humor which is masterfully used by the author, to keep this book from becoming too maudlin and mundane. The suspenseful plot has so many twists and turns it keeps a reader guessing until the very end; and then Hinzes seems to be leaving room for a continuation of the stoy; which I personally hope she takes advantage of. I highly recommend this novel as one of year’s best.

Reviewed in July 2004 by Jen.

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