Saturday, April 06, 2013

Edge of Black

 The Edge of Black by J.T. Ellison is fast-paced. It moves from Washington to Colorado and back, as Samantha, "Sam", and Xander try to find out who released a pathogen into the Washington Metro, killing three people. Sam and Xander are dating, so they're juggling the start of their relationship with this case that has to be solved before more people die.

This is the second in a series starring Samantha Owens, a forensic pathologist. I, however, felt this book had duo lead characters -- Sam and Xander. The two of them work well together and complement each other with their viewpoints and skills. They have to find out who's behind the release of the pathogen and why. 

They also have to determine whether this was a mass attack or an assassination. And heating on the back burner is the question of whether their relationship will go to the next level.

The Edge of Black is a fast read. Not because it's short, because it's not. It's a fast read because I kept picking it up and reading instead of doing other things that needed to be done.  It has a lot of interesting side characters, action, twists, and just a tad of a growing romance.


I give The Edge of Black a rating of Hel-of-a-Situation
FTC Disclaimer: I did not buy this book. It was sent to me by a publicist. Unfortunately, my office looks like a cyclone hit it and I cannot find the package that it came in. Therefore, I cannot acknowledge that person. Whoever sent it, thank you. I enjoyed the book. Disclaimer #2: A cyclone did not actually hit my office. I don't think there's ever been a cyclone in central Texas. Disclaimer #3: We've had hurricanes hit the coast of Texas, but I believe a cyclone takes place over dry land, not water. Disclaimer #4: I could be wrong on that. The dry land/water thing. Not the book. I liked the book. 


  1. Sounds like the kind of thriller I like to read.
    Mini cyclones have been known to invade homes, sometimes just single rooms. At least that's what my children tell me happened in their bedrooms.

    1. Cyclones around here seem to attack only the living room. I seem to be constantly either sweeping or vacuuming.

  2. I love a book you can't put down. To heck with chores, sunshine outdoors, etc. Must find out what happens. This sounds like a winner.

  3. I've read a few books that I did put down and walk away, but this wasn't one.

  4. Thanks for the introduction to another good book. Or perhaps I should not thank you. I cannot believe how many books I have stacked up to be read. The busier I get with writing and all the business connected to it, the less time I have to just read.

  5. I totally know what you mean, Maryann. I have one or two of those stacks on my office floor.

  6. I always enjoy your disclaimers. You're apparently lucky, to get that many books for free :>:)

    Cold As Heaven


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