Sunday, July 9, 2023

VENGEANCE IN THE MIST (Coventry Saga Series #10) by Robin Patchen, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"Two breaking-and-entering cases, two assaults, one bribery and - Misty Lake flipped through the last few files - a couple of narcotics possession charges."

Misty Lake is one busy assistant district attorney with no idea yet of how much trouble that simple bribery charge is going to be, especially after her boss insists that she team with another colleague, tasking Tate Steele with speeding up Misty's deliberate style of navigating her ever-toppling case load. Misty is tenacious and meticulous, Tate is efficient . . . can the two forge a partnership of sorts? . . . what a loaded question . . . especially after Tate happens upon someone breaking into Misty's apartment on their first day of collaboration and deems himself part of her protection.

Ultimately, Tate meets his goal; he speeds Misty up on all but one case, becoming an eyewitness to her impenetrable determination to dig, and dig, and dig beneath the surface. Somewhere in the process, Tate comes to respect her demand for justice, and of course it doesn't hurt that she is easy on the eyes . . . how could he have missed Misty's Lake's allure underneath that tough workaholic veneer? Heaven knows (and he has offered more than a few prayers) the woman does not trust easily(and with good reason); what will it take to win that trust, and how easily can it be destroyed? Two good questions, while at present, her life has been threatened . . . someone is out for vengeance.

"All these years she'd fought to make sure justice was done, she'd failed to understand one important thing. God was a God of justice. Nobody cared more about justice than He did."

"Deliver us from evil."

Great book on multiple levels! 

*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to provide a positive review.

BackCover Blurb:

A routine assault conviction gone wrong. A menacing intruder. And a case that’s more twisted—and dangerous—than anyone suspected.

Assistant District Attorney Misty Lake wants nothing more than to ensure Boston lawbreakers face justice, but how can she while dealing with an increasing workload and pressure to offer plea deals? When a criminal she prosecuted is released on a technicality, she doesn’t have time to worry about the threats he once breathed against her.

Tate Steele dreams of rising in the ranks at the DA’s office, but idealistic prosecutor Misty is in his way. When the district attorney asks him to assist her with a few cases, he’s eager to close them quickly to prove his merit. But he and Misty discover her apartment has been broken into, and this is no run-of-the-mill burglar. The intruder escapes and leaves no trace.

Either the vengeful convict Misty put away has upped his skills, or there’s more at play than a defendant seeking revenge.

Every clue opens up a deeper layer of lies and corruption. Though Tate has always been her rival—more concerned with ambition than justice—seeing his protective side makes Misty's heart vulnerable to his charm…something she can’t risk. Someone is bent on making sure the truth never comes to light—no matter what the cost.

Don’t miss the final twisted mystery in the addictive Coventry Saga.

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