Monday, June 7, 2010

EXECUTIVE LUNCH

TITLE: EXECUTIVE LUNCH
AUTHOR: MARIA E. SCHNEIDER
Pages: 1110 (E-Reader)
Date: 07/06/2010
Grade: 4+
Details: no. 1 Sedona O'Hala
Own

Sedona O'Hala is working in her lab in a high tech company when she hears screaming. Rushing out she sees how a company executive and a secretary are being attacked by some very dangerous looking and armed men. Without stopping to think Sedona rushes in and attacks the attackers, who flee but not before engaging her in a fight.
On the back of this incident, Sedona is asked by the company and a consultant named Steve Huntington (who looks very much like on of the attackers) to help them catch who ever is behind the money being stolen from the company. This plan involves her being promoted to executive level and living in the accompanying style. The hope is that she will be approached to help those stealing the money.
At the same time Sedona gets involved with Marilyn, a woman being abused by her husband. Sedona desperately wants to help Marilyn, although the woman doesn't appear to want any help.
And then there is the issue of Steve Huntington. Can he be trusted? Is he dangerous? He sure is attractive.
There is a lot happening in this fast paced book. It hits the ground running right from the first sentence and really never comes up for breathe. There is a good mix of action and fun with a few laugh out loud moments.
Even the fact that I worked out a lot (but not all) of the solution before Sedona did, didn't spoil my fun.
It's always nice to give a book a good review. It's even better when the book's author is someone you know and like. I'm looking forward to reading more of Sedona's adventures.

1 comment:

cindy.maher said...

Great review Marleen, especially since it's written by our own Maria!!