Lexi Sobado has lived an interesting life. Only twenty, she is a Kung Fu master and has trained with police officers, spy masters, and master chefs. She can shoot a bullseye, beat trained operatives on an obstacle course, and still appear as sweet and innocent as the girl next door. She also has gifts that insure her life will never be the “normal” she craves.
Lexi is great at solving puzzles. Her mentor, Spyder McGraw, a legend at the shadowy government agency Iniquus, trained her in secret to find connections no one else can. But when Lexi is being hunted by a cruel, obsessive man she calls Stalker, Spyder is off on a secret mission and Lexi must turn to others for help. She has attracted the attention of a very dangerous psychopathic drug addict who has already murdered six girls, and Lexi is his latest chosen victim.
While this story is definitely a thriller with a heroine who has paranormal abilities, I found myself caught up more by the lead character’s backstory than the plot itself. For all Lexi’s gifts, she is honestly trying to create an ordinary life. She spends her time, when she’s not being stalked or helping the Iniquus team sent to protect her, getting to know her neighbors and turning a fixer upper into a home to share with her husband Angel when he returns from Afghanistan.
Lexi’s desire to have a normal life helps make her character more appealing, more vulnerable, than the mysterious and gifted psychic undercover operative who is her alter ego, Alex. Fiona Quinn managed to instill her heroine with a multi-faceted personality, while still writing a story that will appeal to both spy enthusiasts and paranormal romance fans.
I award this novel five stars and would recommend it to a large body of readers.