I write sweet romance stories. There might be a little mystery involved, perhaps an injury or even death. But my mind doesn’t go toward the tough, dark side of life, where no one can be trusted and every breath you take could be your last. I don’t pretend to understand the mind of someone dealing with human trafficking, corrupt police departments, and betrayal by those who should be there to protect you, especially your family. I leave those kinds of stories to the big guns.
I’d have to say RT Wolfe is one of the big guns. Her name might draw a blank stare from the clerks at the big-name book store at the mall, but this story packs as much of a punch as anyone whose books have been made into movies. I had the opportunity to read a review copy of Savage Deception and the story was so terrifying I made sure all the doors were locked and bolted after I read.
Nickie Savage is the tough-as-nails detective. She’s on the trail of the man who’s running a prostitution ring, with underage girls. And she has a personal reason for wanting this particular ring shut down. Her personal outlet is music. She plays the cello – one of my favorite solo instruments!
Duncan Reed is the perfect hero for a strong, active heroine. He’s strong enough to protect her, but he doesn’t get in her way – instead, he works WITH her. And it doesn’t help that he’s wealthy, good-looking, and an artist to boot! His gift of photographic memory is only one of the ways he helps her untangle the endless maze of questions and roadblocks they encounter.
There was only one thing in the book that puzzled me. As a musician, I can appreciate the fact that producing music calms her down. But I had to wonder – given her rough past, when did she have time to learn to play the cello? Where and when would she have had time to practice it while she went to college and police training? Also, why would a person who lives from day to day choose to play an instrument that large and expensive? Just carrying it around is a chore. Perhaps those questions were addressed in an earlier book.
Savage Deception by RT Wolfe is the first in a new series by RT Wolfe. Nickie and Duncan were introduced in book three of The Black Creek Series, Dark Vengeance. If all of RT’s books are as powerful as Savage Deception I guess I’d better plan on a reading vacation. It’s tough, it’s gritty, and I couldn’t put it down. You know those sassy women detectives on TV and in the movies? They have nothing on Nickie Savage. Read it. You’ll see.
R.T. Wolfe Bio:
R.T. Wolfe enjoys creating diverse characters and twining them together in the midst of an intelligent mystery and a heart encompassing romance. It's not uncommon to find dark chocolate squares in R.T.'s candy dish, her Golden Retriever at her feet and a few caterpillars spinning their cocoons in their terrariums on her counters. R.T. loves her family, gardening, eagle-watching and can occasionally be found viewing a flyover of migrating whooping cranes.
R. T. can be found at her website and on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Savage Deception can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, itunes, and Kobo as well as other ebook outlets.
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