Monday, 26 August 2019

#Review: Unravelling His Mark by Zee Monodee | #TheProtectorsSeries #ZeeMonodee

Blurb
A man with a mission
A year earlier, a mutiny broke inside the ranks of the clandestine Corpus Agency. Only one loose thread remains to be apprehended: an assassin named Evangeline.
When intel from an asset points to a woman in Mauritius who could be her, Zachariah Hashemi, a mixed race Muslim from Tanzania, is tasked with bringing the renegade to justice...aka a swift death.
A woman with nothing to hide
French-Mauritian PR maven Annabelle de Castelban is throwing all she has into making her communications agency a success. When an opportunity to partner with a renowned international firm knocks on her door, she jumps on it, even if it means she has to fight her attraction to the devastatingly handsome man and the sizzling chemistry sparking between them.
A killer with a plan
Annabelle has no idea Zach is here to determine if she is a mercenary with no remorse. And the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes obvious she cannot be this twisted assassin.
Indeed, Evangeline is near, and when Zach finds out Annabelle is the killer's latest target, he will stop at nothing to protect the woman he has in the meantime fallen in love with.
As they race against the clock, will they both be able to thwart the psychopath's plan to kill them in the most devious way?


MY REVIEW
Like any good suspense story, Unravelling His Mark starts with a bang, and it is immediately apparent how high the stakes are. 

Zach is sent to Mauritius to pursue and lead that says Anabelle is a cold-hearted killer. Like a good hero, he swoops in to save the day at their first meeting. The characters are well-developed and likable; not just the main characters. There is a cast of secondary characters I could see having their own stories. The story delivers twists and intrigue as the truth is unravelled.

The main thing that had me raising a brow was the villain's reason for targeting Anabelle. It seemed rather weak for a big baddie, but I suppose sometimes the simplest things are the biggest triggers.  

The story is well-written with some great lines and humour as the author takes us on a trip to Mauritius.

Although this is Book 2 of The Protectors series, it is a standalone. Notably, the Corpus Agency doesn't feature in book 1. I'd definitely want to see more stories involving the Corpus Agency and hopefully some of the secondary characters introduced in this story.

I give it 4.5 stars!

*I received an ARC of this book, and I give this review voluntarily*

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