by Vicki Hinze

December 2005
ISBN: 0-373-51383-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Silhouette #69
Mass Market Paperback

On a good day Captain Maggie Holt dreaded going to the mall. Going to the mall on Christmas Eve to protect thousands of last-minute shoppers was even worse.

As a bioweapons expert for S.A.S.S. – Secret Assignment Security Specialists – Maggie is to prevent Thomas Kunz from accomplishing his goal of releasing a virus on the unsuspecing shoppers.

Thomas Kunz, black marketer of top-secret technology and weapons had managed to remain elusive as did his mercenary gang, GRID a.k.a. Group Resources Individual Development. When the code three came through S.A.S.S. knew it had to be Kunz. He was still in the business of destroying America. Not only did he create body doubles to insert into key positions, he also planned to loose a virus on the public. Mostly it was to research what it can do and how fast it works.

DR-27 was a lethal virus and GRID had a purpose for it. Dr Justin Crowe won the contract for developing the antivirus. Maggie did not want to be paired with Dr. Crowe in this mission, or anywhere else for that matter, but she wasn’t holding out hope of getting out of it.

Justin accuses Maggie of being biased. Maybe she was, but she had reason to be thanks to an unfaithful ex-husband and a traitorous ex-best friend. Then there was her job that advised its people to trust no one. To make matters worse Maggie finds out Justin cheated on his wife. Does Justin and Maggie even have a chance?

Vicki Hinze has done it again. Her talent shines in Double Dare, the third installment in her War Games series. As always, this story is a thrilling glimpse into the lives of the keepers of freedom. Hinze’s characters are intelligent and personable. The plots are clever and fascinating. I look forward to the next book by this gifted author.

Reviewed in December 2005 by Rho.

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