Book Reviews

Missing Lynx (Elite Operatives 3) by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou at Bold Strokes Books

Genre Lesbian / Contemporary / Agents/Spies / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by jj on 31-July-2013

Book Blurb

Where do you run when there's nowhere to hide?

When a sadistic serial killer known as the Headhunter resurfaces, a government blunder forces the Elite Operatives Organization into action. Operation Mask falls to Lynx. She has the determination, skills, and most importantly, the right profile, but her youth and lack of experience in the field could put more than the mission in jeopardy.

Her search takes her deep into the jungles of Asia, where she must battle not only the ruthless purveyors of the international skin trade, but also her growing feelings for a mysterious mercenary with her own agenda for the Headhunter.

Third in the romantic intrigue series: Elite Operatives.


Book Review

This third book in the ‘Elite Operatives’ series is heartwrenching, brutal, and yet a soaring success. I initially read the sixth book ‘The Gemini Deception’ and was captivated by the secondary pair, Jack and Cass, who are now the primary couple. The story runs the gamut of love rekindled for Jack and a fiery love given birth for Cass peppered with door slammings, frigid cold shoulders, laughing with and at each other, and hot between the sheets activity. I was a bit confused by the deceptively slow-paced start. However, things revved up into high gear and I could not put the book down until I finished it…so masterful and immensely satisfying.

Jack, aka Jaclyn Harding, ex-EOO operative codename ‘Phantom’, is now known as ‘Silent Death’ to her clients and targets. She is disquieting, imposing, locked in an internal struggle with her pain yet capable of such overwhelming compassionate love. Larger than life and yet beaten down by life’s pitfalls, Jack is unforgettable. She is also over the top in love with Cassady. This pair made an indelible impression on my psyche. Breathtaking!

Loren, aka Cassady Monroe codename ‘Lynx’, is a marvelous composite of prodigious operative talent especially with knives and an accomplished violinist. She is refreshingly open and direct in her communications and knock your socks off expansive in her offering of nearly unconditional love. Strikingly beautiful, but her heart and soul are what completely grabbed me.  

The country hopping activity as Jack and Cass attempt to apprehend a reprehensible low-life known as the ‘Headhunter’ takes us eventually into the heart of Vietnam. This is another edge of your seat tale with magnificent twists and turns on both the manhunt side of the story and the relationship ups and downs for Jack and Cass, plus the wonderful subterfuge with which Jack pretty much dupes Cass. I was left breathless, exhausted, and positively uplifted…floating on the ceiling actually. This book is not to be missed!





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 293 words/96693 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-February-2010
Price $9.99 ebook, $16.95 paperback
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