by Lauren Bach

June 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7632-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Much against her own inclinations, private investigator Rachel Anderson reluctantly accepts a job to infiltrate a prestigious college campus in order to find out if a former, but now deceased, student had secretly given birth to a child. When the government convinces her that the college might also have powerful ties with a terrorist network, she agrees to work the case in conjunction with the CIA on one condition: the CIA must hand over information they have on her brother, who’d been declared dead even though his body was never found. Unfortunately, working with the CIA also means working with her former lover Elijah Trent, an operative who had also been best friends with her brother.

Elijah and Rachel hadn’t parted on the best of terms and working together brews her emotions and feelings into a tangled mess. She tries to resist but in the end she can’t deny her body’s reaction to him and the desire she used to feel, but at the same time she stubbornly refuses to let her heart get injured again. As Rachel immerses herself in the role of student she is constantly surprised by the behavior and innocence of those around her.

As the two investigate together each night they begin to turn up very disturbing evidence of physical, emotional and mental abuse of the members of a group called “Eve’s Circle”. Sickened by what they find, both are more determined than ever to stop those responsible. The fact that Rachel is a new member of this group makes it personal, for both of them.

Project Eve weaves a very disturbingly suspenseful tale with a highly charged emotional relationship. Ms. Bach certainly doesn’t disappoint her readers and once again has produced a very absorbing tale that will definitely leave you anxious for her next release.

Reviewed in May 2005 by Jackie.

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