by K.J. Howe
K.J. Howe proves she owns a sub-genre that has long been neglected — the women’s adventure mystery — in her second novel about kidnapping and rescue expert Thea Paris.
Skyjack soars with a powerful plot, realistic characters and action that is, at times, over the top but always believable. Skyjack inds Thea taking a quiet and emotionally satisfying mission — delivering two orphaned African brothers, Jabari, 12, and Ayan, 9, to their new adoptive parents in London. But not long into the light, their chartered light is hijacked to the Libyan Desert. Thea may be stranded, but she has mad skills, and quite a few high-tech toys to get in touch with her tactical team, who will not stop until the passengers, and especially the children, are safe. Skyjack takes the readers on a tour through Europe connecting a WWII legend with an underground militant group’s plan to release a toxin that could kill millions.
Suspense is in no short supply in the action-packed Skyjack, balanced by solid character studies.