Wow! I just crossed the finish line … it was an exciting adventure filled with “Lust, Money & Murder” … One book … Three action-packed journeys … with author, Mike Wells at the helm …
As a young girl, Elaine Brogan had no idea what lay ahead for her; nor did she know that – as a teenager – when she stepped out and away from the norm, the countdown to a dangerous reckoning had begun. And from that day on, her life would never be the same. Her anger at her father’s unjust treatment by the justice system and the people behind it drove her and fueled a powerful need that had to be fulfilled. She wouldn’t stop until that very personal mission was exacted.
Mike Wells is a master storyteller, and once I started reading, “Lust, Money & Murder,” I forgot to drink my coffee (a cardinal sin and deviation from my daily routine) and I chose finger food for nourishment! Nothing was going to come between me and the next paragraph! Here’s where Wells’ book separates itself from many others of its genre. The book is not just another read – it’s an experience! It’s visual and it’s real! As I read, the words leapt off the page and brought me ever closer to the heat of the moment and the fast paced action.
From Pittsburgh, to D.C., to Bulgaria, France, Germany and Italy … my heart pounded as Wells took me on plane rides with Elaine and put me in the cab with her during one of the most eventful and dangerous car chases I’ve ever been privy to. But the author doesn’t stop there … he swore me to secrecy … and if I tell you any more … let’s just say that I wouldn’t want to be caught in the crosshairs of the next bullet fired at Elaine.
And if you’re reading this review, and haven’t read “Lust, Money & Murder Books 1, 2 & 3,” click on the book cover above and treat yourself to a Brogan weekend. Be sure and have plenty of food and drink on hand because you won’t want to leave the house until you’ve read the last page.
Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and bLustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the Lust and happiness she truly seeks...or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption?
Mike Wells is a bestselling American thriller and suspense author who also teaches part-time in the Creative Writing program at Oxford. Wells is known for his fast-paced,"unputdownable" novels.