Review: The Kill Shot (Jamie Sinclair #2) by Nichole Christoff


About The Kill Shot

Jamie Sinclair’s father has never asked her for a favor in her life. The former two-star general turned senator is more in the habit of giving his only child orders. So when he requests Jamie’s expertise as a security specialist, she can’t refuse—even though it means slamming the brakes on her burgeoning relationship with military police officer Adam Barrett. Just like that, Jamie hops aboard a flight to London with a U.S. State Department courier carrying a diplomatic pouch in an iron grip.

Jamie doesn’t have to wait long to put her unique skills to good use. When she and the courier are jumped by goons outside the Heathrow terminal, Jamie fights them off—but the incident puts her on high alert. Someone’s willing to kill for the contents of the bag. Then a would-be assassin opens fire in crowded Covent Garden, and Jamie is stunned to spot a familiar face: Adam Barrett, who saves her life with a single shot and calmly slips away. Jamie’s head—and her heart—tell her that something is very wrong. But she’s come way too far to turn back now.

My Review

Jamie is a likable character, a true professional, however, I am confident all the romance in both novels overshadows Jamie’s full potential to the point where it solidly distracts. Given the seriousness of her assignment, she wasn’t as sharp as she was previously. She seems overly preoccupied with both men’s interests – Barrett and Philip, which is understandable to a degree. Her diversion conflicts with the impression she’s created of herself with the reader, at least for this peruser.

I would have preferred more action, thriller, mystery as opposed to yet again, hefty romance. Too much for my taste, a repeat of my issues with the first book. I would have preferred more development in the personalities of the two men in the quasi love triangle over the political hand.

Jamie’s distraction, the weighty political facet, the romance component deflected what could have been an even better narrative. I’m not opposed to my thriller/mystery containing romance, only a much smaller dose and less domineering. Showcase Jamie’s smarts, professionalism, independence along with strength and a whole lot less amorous man hunting.

About Nichole Christoff8393402

Nichole Christoff is the award-winning author of three Jamie Sinclair thrillers: The Kill List, The Kill Shot, and The Kill Box. A writer, broadcaster, and military spouse who has worked on-air and behind-the-scenes for radio, television news, and the public relations industry in the US and Canada, Christoff is a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime and the Jane Austen Society of North America. She also belongs to Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and three of RWA’s local chapters, in which she’s served as an officer and a member of the board.

Published March 17th 2015 by Alibi


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