Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wasp's Nest (Roma Series Book 2) by Gabriel Valjan
Roma Underground (Book #1) - review HERE
Threading the Needle (Book #3) - reviewing Oct. 19th
Turning to Stone (Book #4) - reviewing Oct. 22nd
In the highly anticipated sequel to Roma, Underground, Bianca returns to the U.S. for her former employer, the covert organization Rendition, to investigate Cyril Sargent and Nasonia Pharmaceutical. Although ambivalent about the assignment and uneasy about her online “friend,” Loki, she is enticed into researching what Sargent is doing with insect genetics that might upset the world of cancer research and treatment. Old friends Farrugia and Gennaro uncover a twisted conspiracy from their past and join Bianca in Boston where they will experience conflicted loyalties, question allies, and confront uncertain enemies, as they’re drawn into the wasp’s nest.
At the end of Roma Underground, Alabaster Black (aka Biana Nerini) is on her laptop and three things happen - she hears from an anonymous computer colleague (10ki - eventually referred to as Loki), she hears from her former employer - Rendition - inviting her back to Boston to work a new investigation, and she receives a cryptic email that suggests someone she thought dead was perhaps still alive. In the end, it all proved to be a siren call she could not refuse.
Back in Boston, Black tries to untangle the web of questions she has about a previous case and begins work on a new one involving a pharmaceutical company and wasps. Again the plot centers about Black - a strong, independent female character - who is assisted by a cast of male characters. Farrugia and Gennaro are drawn from Rome and U.S. Agent McGarrity from the previous book is also there to add his skills. Want to know more? You'll just have to pick up a copy.
Be prepared for lots of plot twists and turns as well as the occasional side trip to enjoy a meal. Food played a prominent part in Roma Underground and that continues in Boston with a new chef. Suspense, a Bulgarian assassin, a trail of clues, great dining and new mysteries - it's all here.
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Behind the scenes interview with Valjan HERE!
Gabriel Valjan lives in New England. Short-listed for the 2010 Fish Short Story Prize, Gabriel's short stories continue to appear in print and online literary journals. Winter Goose Publishing publishes his Roma Series: Book 1: Roma, Underground; 2: Wasp's Nest; 3: Threading the Needle, and 4: Turning to Stone.
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