I have read the entire Tag Raiders series by Juanita Kees. It begins with Fly Away Peta, continues in Under The Hood, and this is the new book in the series, Under Cover of Dark.
This book has handsome detective Mark Johnson (from each of the earlier books) centre stage as he tries to save the beautiful but haunted widow, Lily Bennetti and her son, from the drug/gang culture of an (at times) quite sinister capital of Western Australia - Perth.
The characters from Under The Hood - TJ and Scott - have a part to play in this book too, and it's nice to see them a little more advanced in their own lives, in Book 3.
Ms Kees does romantic suspense beautifully, and her knowledge of teenage issues, particularly drug and gang culture, comes to the fore in this novel. It's not a pretty picture, and the author certainly doesn't try to glorify or gloss over the threat these issues pose to teenagers today.
There are some lovely scenes set in the Roleystone area of Perth, where TJ and Scott have their teenage refuge, and where Detective Mark takes Lily to remove her from the threat posed by the drug barons chasing her.
It's here where much of the chemistry between the two lead characters begins, and this is sustained throughout the novel, as Lily faces a showdown with the woman who has been a mafia king-pin in the Tag Raiders since day 1.
I think readers who enjoy romance with warm, caring characters, real-life issues, and the chills that come with well-written suspense will definitely enjoy Under Cover Of Dark.
- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: ReadHowYouWant; Large type / large print edition edition (22 January 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1458793567
- ISBN-13: 978-1458793560
- Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.5 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 653 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews