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    Adventure on 7 Continents

    I don't know of any other book that takes place on all 7 continents. Carol Golden doesn't let the fact that she was initially abducted prevent her from attempting to find out who is behind the attempt to find an ex-boyfriend she doesn't remember because of her amnesia. If you like travel combined with suspense, this may be the book for you.
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    Dangerous wind.

    I tried several times to continue reading this book but found it of no interest to me whatsoever. Just couldnt get into it.
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    A Smart, Entertaining Whirlwind Tour

    In Dangerous Wind by Alan Cook, investigator Carol Golden is kidnapped and ends up on a whirlwind journey that takes her across the seven continents and into some prickly, yet highly entertaining, predicaments. Carol, who also goes by the names Cynthia and Iako, has quite the checkered past, further complicated by amnesia, a fierce independence and a low tolerance for nonsense. While she is a beauty, the heroine’s street sense and intelligence are what really distinguish her as a character. By the way, the code-breaking scenes are terrific. Carol is thrown into many bewildering situations where she has to make judgments on old lovers, newly encountered spies, and even assassins. Those supporting characters are well drawn – many given surprisingly sympathetic and nuanced portrayals – and Cook masterfully shifts perspectives from Carol’s first person narrative to the third person interludes that not only propel the action forward, but builds suspense. Simply put, Dangerous Wind is a tremendously enjoyable read. One of the great pleasures of this novel is the wonderful globetrotting, described in loving detail. The list of locales has numerous Grand Tour destinations and include many surprises (as I read, I kept a running tally, but felt I would be spoiling some of the fun by revealing). What is so impressive about all of these plot movements is that they seem to be orchestrated not by Cook but by the charismatic, yet morally ambiguous, antihero of the novel, Eric Nordahl. The layers of relationships give the novel gravity even as it drives toward a rousing and satisfying climax. The ancillary commentaries about financial institutions and governmental controls ground the novel. Dangerous Wind is a smart, entertaining read, and it receives my highest recommendation.
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