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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A cross between Indiana Jones and Covert Affairs - Ancient Danger (Mata Hari #3) by Jo-Ann Carson


During a costume ball in an ancient Venetian palace, an assassin tries to kill her. As a result Sebastian gets ridiculously, over-protective, which drives her crazy. Her old boss offers to help her, but wants something in return.


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Cover Designer: Nina French
Published: April 1st, 2015

A single woman — A complicated life

International, super-model Sadie Stewart meets her Dutch lover, Sebastian Wilde, in Venice to celebrate their six month anniversary. But having lived a double life as a CIA operative for ten years, her life is never simple.

During a costume ball in an ancient Venetian palace, an assassin tries to kill her. As a result Sebastian gets ridiculously, over-protective, which drives her crazy. Her old boss offers to help her, but wants something in return.

Bakari al-Sharif, an arms-dealer with an insatiable thirst for power, is planning to steal King Tutankhamen’s scarab from Highclere castle near London. Sadie is the only person who has ever gotten close to al-Sharif and lived. The CIA wants her to stop him.

Or at least that’s what they say. When it comes to the world of espionage, the true motivation of the players is never clear.

Can Sadie return to the life of a spook and maintain a relationship with Sebastian? Can she nail the arms-dealer? And why did the masked man try to kill her?

Life is complicated for Sadie Stewart.

A cross between Indiana Jones and Covert Affairs

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About the author:
Jo-Ann Carson has lived most of her life on islands off the west coast of Canada, surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush rain forests and pristine beaches.

Growing up, she dreamed of traveling the world like James Bond, finding archeological treasures like Indiana Jones, and finding true love. In her Mata Hari Series she combines elements of adventure, danger and steamy romance.


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10 comments:

Jo-Ann said...

I love this blog. The background sends shivers down my spine. It's awesome. And the post for Ancient Danger looks fantastic. Thank you.
Best Wishes
Jo-Ann Carson
Smart, Sexy Suspense

LauraJJ said...

I have never watched that, but it sounds like something I would love to watch! This book sounds so good and I love when they are about spies! Sounds like it has many twists and turns! Cant wait to see what happens and who is after her!

Jan Lee said...

No I've never wanted to be an international spy. Maybe in another lifetime.... :) I'd like to read the stories to see how the characters develop :)

Juana said...

I haven't read this series...yet, but I will. I like the book covers.

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Bridgett wilbur said...

Being a international spy would scare me too many dangers involved.

Dan said...

Great cover and summary! I hope that it is a big success!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I think it sounds great and I would love to be a spy!

Natalie said...

I think it would be a very hard lifestyle to be an international spy!

Danielle Merkle said...

Nope I would never want to a spy! :p