Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sounds to Die By


Title: Sounds to Die By
Author: Nikki Duncan
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.samhainpublishing.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60504-677-8
Genre: {M/F} Suspense
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Kieralyn Beckett is the new agent on the FBI team and like most rookies, puts too much effort into being able to handle the job. She has been contacted by her college roommate via email and now her friend is missing. What Kieralyn needs is an expert in the field of communications, Ian Cabrera, to listen to the garbled recording, decipher it, and tell her what information he can. Her instincts tell her to not get involved with Ian, but her body has other ideas.

NSA “listener” Ian Cabrera finds enjoyment in analyzing data for the company and he’s secretly searching for his lost father, a missing CIA operative. He was blinded as a child, while rescuing his younger sister from a fire, and now has honed his other senses to be more able to cope in society. From the first time he speaks with Kieralyn, he knows he wants more from her than just a meeting. His willingness to let her lead the way, only makes him want to protect her more.

Ms. Duncan really did a great job writing Sounds to Die By because wanting to know how Ian and Kieralyn would make it through the book alive, definitely kept my attention and I wasn’t disappointed either! This is the first book in the Sensory Ops series, and I am already looking forward to seeing who the next story will be about.

All of the characters play an important part and are needed because of their connection through the numerous agencies. There were times when I wanted to shake Kieralyn for being so gung-ho. The background given on the characters said a lot, in regards to how they felt about each other, and that was a plus for me. Ms. Duncan put a lot of effort in showing how a blind person can function, and gave me a peek into how it could be done. The plot was well formed and had me trying to figure out things along with Ian and Kieralyn. This was an enjoyable story for me.

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