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Monday 25 May 2015
‘Trap’ by L.J.Sellers
Published by Spellbinder Press.
Jamie Dallas loves her job as an FBI undercover agent in all its aspects. She revels in creating a false identity and the adrenalin rush of living on the edge, with only her quick wits and courage to prevent the failure of her mission and, in the worst circumstances, her own death. However, Dallas' present mission is different from those she has undertaken previously: this mission started with Dallas herself, overhearing plans to disrupt a political meeting. She infiltrates the close-knit group of young people, many of whom are adrenalin junkies, as she is, and have interests similar to her own. The group is known as the JRN (Justice Reform Now) and Dallas finds herself sympathising with their cause, as they protest about the greed and corruption of the legal system with its privatised prisons. The JRN claim to use disruptive but non-violent tactics in their fight to reform the corrupt drugs laws and vicious prison system. Dallas finds herself torn in two directions, as she likes many of the JRN members, and is attracted to their leader, Luke.
A high-profile judge is killed and the FBI tell Dallas to push the JRN into actions that will result in arrests and convictions for a major crime. Dallas obeys, despite her conscientious objections, but in the group there is another infiltrator with a lethal agenda, and Dallas is caught in a deadly trap.
Trap is the third Agent Dallas thriller and the series gets stronger all the time. It is a fast-paced, thought-provoking book with engaging but fallible characters. A compelling read.
Reviewer: Carol Westron
Carol Westron is a successful short story writer and a Creative Writing teacher. She is the moderator for the cosy/historical crime panel, The Deadly Dames. Her crime novels are set both in contemporary and Victorian times. The Terminal Velocity of Cats is the first in her Scene of Crimes novels, was published July 2013. Her second book About the Children was published in May 2014.