Saturday, July 3, 2010

Dead Again

Title: Dead Again
Author: Tracy Cooper-Posey
Publisher: Cerridwen Press
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ISBN: 9781419921483
Genre: {M/F} Suspense
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Sophie and Jack are the only survivors of a small plane crash in the Rockies and it takes the both of them working together to stay alive until help arrives. It takes five days for the rescuers to find the couple on the mountain ledge. While in the hospital, Jack dies and Sophie has to move on with her life. Her life changed drastically with Jack’s attention and his death. She never saw him after being rescued and Los Angeles no longer enticed her to live there.

Sophie is now living in a small town in Montana, working in her restaurant. One evening while walking home, she think she’s sees Jack but how is that possible? When she confronts the man, he insists his name is Martin but Sophie knows better. These two have history that is eight years old - she’s just not willing to let it go and that’s just the way Martin/Jack likes it!

Dead Again is a fascinating story of surviving a life-altering ordeal, murder and facing truths that left me wowed. There is so much going on in this book, it kept me trying to figure out what the real story was behind the attempts on Martin/Jack’s life and that’s even after he was supposed to have gone into witness protection. Sophie and Jack created a deep bond, while alone on a cliff in the middle of winter, and fate was the key to them finding each other again years later. Throw in a corrupt cop and the plot explodes to a level I found almost unbelievable.

I imagine it would be hard enough to be a witness, but being on the run for seven or more years is not a life I would wish on anyone. The hardest part of being on the run is having to look over your shoulder all the time or staying in one place too long. It only puts other people in danger by affiliation. Jack showed intelligence, determination and willpower to overcome the threats to his survival. I must say that I was surprised and pleased with the outcome of this story.

Ms. Cooper-Posey created a great sinister character in the villain, who is behind the deaths of the people who came in contact with Jack. When I realized who the villain was and believe me, it came about half way through the book, it was a little daunting to know this person was capable of so much intelligence and to have the resources available to them. Although the villain had a lot of help, they did find their way into areas of government files that should not have been breached. I believe that was because the job the villain held. Once again, I am fortunate to have read this author’s story and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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