AUTHOR: Theresa Ragan
RATING: 3 STARS (3.5 STARS)
PUBLISHED: May 2011 - Theresa Ragan
"During a vacation in the Caribbean, fifteen-year old Kate Huntley’s father, a prominent U.S. scientist, is murdered before her eyes. For the next ten years Kate grows up alone in Haiti, one of the most dangerous and poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of her father. Kate pushes herself to become stronger, mentally and physically. Every day is a struggle for survival. And yet she lives for only one reason…revenge. While looking for a drug lord via satellite in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, Jack Coffey, rookie FBI agent, spots Kate Huntley. Jack is sent by the agency to find Ms. Huntley and bring her back to the states. They have many unanswered questions about her father’s death. A professional and responsible man, Jack is confused by Kate’s lack of cooperation. He wants to help her return to the states where he believes she’ll be safe, but she treats him like the enemy and refuses to go. Everything about her is a contradiction. She looks fragile and innocent, but every time he turns around she’s putting another thug in his place. In the beginning Jack wonders if Kate’s distrust of his superiors is warranted or just simple paranoia. In the end, Jack realizes nothing is as it seems."
Finding Kate Huntley is a suspenseful novel filled with action and romance. This adult thriller will hook you from the first page and won’t let you go until long after you have finished this story.
At age 15, Kate’s father was murdered before her eyes. He was a scientist on the brink of finding the cure for AIDS. One of the last things he said to Kate was, “Trust no one.”
Flash forward ten years. Kate has spent the last ten years in Haiti trusting no one and trying to avenge her father’s death. That is when Jack Coffey walks into her life and flips everything upside down. Jack works for the FBI. His mission is to collect Kate and bring her back to the states. Kate’s instincts tell her to trust Jack, but she isn’t supposed to trust anybody.
Then a few things happen: Jack gets set up for murder. Jack finds himself on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. And, multiple people try to kill Jack and Kate. Jack and Kate find themselves fighting on the same side, running from the “law” and the bad guys, and trusting no one.
Sparks, twists, and deceit keep your eyes moving faster than your brain trying to soak up every word as quick as possible. Jack and Kate’s chemistry is undeniable, and amongst all the chaos and drama they have crazy romance.
I gave Finding Kate Huntley by Theresa Ragan 3 STARS (3.5 STARS). This novel is addicting and fast paced. I strongly recommend this novel to adults who enjoy suspenseful romance novels.