Are you a fan of exciting spy thrillers? Then, the book I just finished will delight you, just as it did me! I received a copy of The Danger with Diamonds from the authors, and it kept me turning the pages one after another until I reached the conclusion!
Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Danger with Diamonds by Traci Hunter Abramson & Sian Ann Bessey, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Danger with Diamonds Series: Falcon Point Suspense #1 Authors: Traci Hunter Abramson & Sian Ann Bessey Publisher: Covenant Communications Release Date: October 10, 2022 Genre: Clean & Wholesome Romantic Suspense
Some secrets are worth keeping. Others are not.
When Lars Hendriks arranges to meet Marit Jansen in Vienna, he is hoping their friendship will blossom into romance. What he doesn’t expect is a surprise visit from his cousin Cole or the loose diamonds he brings with him.As a CIA operative, Cole Bridger is used to uncertainty, but when his work takes him back to Vienna, he looks forward to reconnecting with Isabelle Roberts, the fellow agent he dated briefly before duty took him away from Austria. Unfortunately, his silence over the last few months has created a chasm that he can’t cross without help. He barely takes a step toward repairing the damaged relationship when a brazen jewel heist seemingly links Cole, Lars, Marit, and Isabelle to the crime. The group is drawn into a deadly mystery, and once again, the treasures of Falcon Point are threatened. It doesn’t take long for them to realize they have stumbled upon something far bigger and more dangerous than a simple robbery. And someone on the inside knows it.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first three Whitney Awards in 2013 (Code Word), 2014 (Deep Cover), and 2016 (Failsafe.) Safe House won Whitney Awards for both the mystery/suspense category as well as 2017 Adult Novel of the Year. She added two additional awards in 2019 (Mistaken Reality – best mystery/suspense and Sanctuary – Adult Novel of the Year.) She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and recently retired from coaching high school swimming.
Connect with Traci by visiting traciabramson.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, but grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales. She left her homeland to attend university in the U.S. and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in English. She began her writing career as a student, publishing several magazine articles while still in college. Since then she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children’s books. She is a USA Today best selling author, a Foreward Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist. Although Sian doesn’t have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, she can still wrap her tongue around, “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.” She loves to travel and experience other cultures, but when she’s home, her favorite activities are spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.
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(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card, a signed copy of The Danger of Diamonds, and book-themed swag (including stickers, bookmark, and postcard).
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 17, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 24, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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Here’s what I thought of The Danger with Diamonds
A kidnapping, terror attacks, thefts of priceless jewels. (Because there are more of those than just the gorgeous diamonds.)
Oh, and did I mention the CIA?
Co-authors Traci Hunter Abramson and Sian Ann Bessey wrote a fantastic and suspenseful novel set in lovely European capital Vienna, with interesting protagonists (and villains). Cousins Cole and Lars meet in Vienna when their family’s priceless heirloom jewels are stolen during a photography session. But Cole’s life is not what it seems. He’s employed by the U.S. Embassy (yet, unknown to his family and friends, works for the CIA), and his CIA non-official-cover friend Isabelle (who’s a Vienna banker during bankers’ hours) is also living the secret agent double life. However, their skills are incredibly handy when the precious jewels are stolen. For Cole wonders whether the jewels are connected with those he took into evidence when he helped to recover a kidnapped agent in Budapest.
Now: we have jewels, thefts, a kidnapping. Lars’ love interest (at least, he hopes) and fellow Dutch citizen Marit is the perfect person to complete their group. She is a high fashion model; and she’s incredibly observant as well. So now the pursuit of the stolen jewels can begin. The only concern that Cole and Isabelle have is that Marit and Lars have no idea that they’re working with Central Intelligence Agency personnel. But they hope that the criminals, whoever they are, will also miss that fact.
The Danger with Diamonds is a wonderful thriller with bits of clean romance thrown in as well. It is a fun and exciting read (pink diamonds! a ball! undercover CIA work!) that does include some minimal gun violence. But it’s a wonderful read. If you enjoy spy fiction set in gorgeous European capitals, you’ll love this book!
Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
15 thoughts on ““The Danger with Diamonds” ~ a book review & giveaway (ends 10/24/22)”
Thank you for sharing your awesome review of The Danger with Diamonds, this sounds like a thrilling story and I am looking forward to reading it myself
Thank you, Bea!! It is so good!!
The Danger with Diamonds sounds like a thrilling read for me to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me!
Thanks, FINCHNWREN, for sharing your thoughts!
Have a terrific day!
Thank you, Eva! I always appreciate your kind words!
I look forward to reading this.
Shelly. You will totally love it!
thanks so much for sharing your review, Wren! Glad you loved it!
Thank you! 😊
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Fun book for Fall reading.
Thanks for the contest.
Sounds like a great read!