Monday, June 04, 2007

Pamela Tracy's The Pursuit of Justice ~ Reviewed

The Pursuit of Justice by Pamela Tracy
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Steeple Hill (March 13, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 037344236X
ISBN-13: 978-0373442362

From the Publisher:

While helping the police bust a drug ring, Rosa Cagnalia witnessed a murder—one she was now being framed for.

Officer Samuel Packard hauled her in, only to see another cop—his former partner—take her from the precinct without cause. So he followed. Betraying a friend went against Sam's beliefs, but he suspected that something was going on, and that Rosa just might be innocent. The dangerous predicament he discovered her in only cemented his desire to help. Now, if only he could get his beautiful suspect to cooperate….

My review:More suspenseful than romantic, Pursuit of Justice will keep you on your toes as you experience the stress of being in danger with Rosa and Sam, who are trying to avoid being killed...all the while pursuing justice. This story has more details, plot points, twists, turns, herrings, and action than most suspense novels. It's not overly violent, but at the same time it's by no means a soft story. Plenty of action fills this novel, and up to the very last page the characters are exposing more lies and murders, and are running from danger! Reading Pursuit of Justice made me feel like I had stepped into the middle of a NYPD Blues episode.

Personally, I like more romantic tension in a romantic suspense story, but the suspense piece was interesting enough that it made up for the lack in that area. Plus, the characters were unique, and given the intense pace of the story I think it would've been difficult to develop a believable romantic relationship. I also loved Rosa and Sam's interactions with Rosa's cat, Go Away. The humor was precious, right down to the heaved cat food on the leather seats.

Reviewed by: Michelle Sutton (pen name)

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