Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Review: Weakest Lynx by Fiona Quinn

Weakest LynxWeakest Lynx by Fiona Quinn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fiona Quinn has crafted a unique new crime fighter in Lexi Sobado. At just twenty, she has more skills than any normal human being should have. She's a Reiki master. She's a master shot. She's a martial arts expert. And, by the way, she's psychic. When she finds herself stalked, she calls on all of her skills to protect her.

Her stalker sends familiar poems rewritten to send her a message. Newly married with a husband deployed in Afghanistan, she turns to Dave, an old friend and mentor to help her. She buys a house in a run-down neighborhood to be near him. Her neighbors form a loose protective barrier around her, while Dave brings in experts to provide physical and electronic security. The security breaks down when the stalker gets inside her house and slashes her. He's driven off before he can kill her, leaving her for dead in pools of her own blood.

One of her mentors works for a private security firm, a cross between the NSA, the CIA, and the FBI. They take her to a safe house where they put her under round-the-clock monitoring. Lexi exposes layers of her backstory when Spider, the head of her team, lets her help with a couple of kidnapping cases. What happens next is the stuff of reading late into the night. The reader roots for Lexi to solve the kidnappings and identify the stalker even though she nearly dies trying to go behind the Veil and see through the victims' and kidnappers' eyes.

I tried to find similar characters to Lexi. She's not Stephanie Plum, but she is funny at times. She's not a female Jack Reacher, because she has family and friends who care for her. She's not normal, but she is unique. Quinn's is a fresh voice in the often overpopulated thriller genre.

I highly recommend Weakest Lynx. I can hardly wait for the next book in the series to be available.

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