by Susan May Warren

September 2005
ISBN: 0-373-78544-5
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Trade Paperback

Gracie Benson is stunned when she discovers her friends murdered in their apartment. She went over to check email and discovered the bodies. Fearing the killer might still be there, she calls her friend, Larissa, who assures Gracie she will alert the authorities. Gracie runs to catch a train, hoping to get out of town, out of the country, and back to the United States. But before she can even leave the station, a KSB agent yanks her off the train.

KSB agent, Viktor Shubnikov, has seen too many murders recently with this same signature. The Wolf, whoever he is, has struck again. But why would he target innocent missionaries? Or maybe the missionaries werenít as innocent as they seemed. After all, a search of the apartment yielded fake passports. Were they possibly smuggling drugs into the country? He hoped Gracie, would have the answers, but she seems clueless.

Still, Gracie must know something, because The Wolf was now on her trail. Someone has shot at her, and every hideout Viktor finds, he discovers Gracieís whereabouts has somehow been leaked. With time running out, the body count mounting, and The Wolf getting closer and closer, Viktor is desperate to keep Gracie safe. What is she hiding? Will this secret ultimately cost her life?

In Sheep's Clothing is an incredible read. It is a thriller in the truest sense. I related with Gracie, trying to deal with, in her eyes, a failed missionary term, and the death of her friends. Fearing for her life, she isnít sure who to trust, except the familiar, and a KSB agent is not exactly on her top ten list of trusted individuals. Viktor, a cynical cop, distrusts everyone. He is trying to keep Gracie safe, and supposedly only her friends knew where she was being held. The Wolf had destroyed his fatherís life years before, and Viktor is not prepared to sit back and watch it happen again.

I was totally shocked by The Wolf's identity. Susie Warren did an excellent job keeping the writing quickly paced, and the readerís interest held. I couldnít put the book down, and when my children needed my attention they had to call me three or four times before they managed to pull me from the pages of this book. Way to go, Susie! I am looking forward to reading more books in this exciting seriesóand hope that some more are planned! Pick up In Sheep's Clothing for a page-turning read that wonít disappoint.

Reviewed in September 2005 by Laura.

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