Saturday, November 3, 2012

Something for Everyone: Fast Action, Romance, Kinky Sex: Havoc by Carolyn McCray

A militant Islamic sect has stolen Rinderpest, a dangerous biological weapon. A special forces team is searching for the thieves. Unfortunately, Brandt, the special forces leader, kills the thief before being able to extract the location of the Rinderpest. As he's dying, the thief says something that links Islam and Judaism. Trying to understand the connection, Brandt solicits help from Dr. Rebecca Monroe, the finacé he left when he married the mother of his child. She is a paleo, DNA, archaeologist and an expert in ancient Judaism and Islam.
Rebecca is being targeted by another sect. Led by Aunush, a violent woman, and the lover of the sect's Master. The sect tries to eliminate Dr. Monroe. When they fail, they start tracking the special forces team. The race is on to find the Rinderpest and the secret of the first tablet Moses brought down from Mount Sinai.

Havoc is primarily a chase scene with lots of action, murder and mayhem. An added benefit is the romance between Rebecca and Brandt. Their attraction is still alive and consumes a great deal of their thoughts. To this was one of the weak points of the novel. While the pair are being shot out of submarine torpedo tubes and throwing themselves out of moving vehicles, they're thinking about each other and what went wrong with their romance.

If you love action, biblical mysteries, a broken romance, and strange assassins, you'll enjoy this book. It's not one of the best, but it's a fast read.

I reviewed this book for the Amazon Vine Program.