THE SECRET BROKERS
The Secret Brokers was such a great read. You can’t go wrong with spies, deep dark secrets, crime boss problems and a suspense turning plot. This was the first book I read by Alexandrea Weis, but it won’t be the last!
The Secret Brokers follows the path of Dalls August, a former FBI agent turned security business owner and his next big job. Stationed in New York, he is called to New Orleans to repay a favor to a crime boss. What is that favor? Investigating the daughter of a rival crime boss. Dallas realize that Gwen Marsh is more than just the daughter of a rival crime boss. Dallas and Gwen are sucked into a whirlwind adventure, one that brings the two together. I really enjoyed the relationship between Gwen and Dallas. Their relationship wasn’t perfect. It was filled with mistrust from the past, tons of secret and moments of anger. But, it was a real awkward relationship. You don’t expect the two to be together, but they try to make it work given all the circumstances and find it hard to be apart from each other. Gwen and Dallas had something that each other needed, or better yet, each other needed to let go. It was the ultimate test of trust, trusting an enemy with your heart and not knowing what could come of it. Gwen was such a powerful female character and I was rooting for her. It is always good to see a strong female character lead that adds shine to the male character’s story-line.
Because this was the first book I read of Alexandrea, there were some parts of the book where it sounded like there was a backstory created. I researched more into this and realized there is a series that this book has spun off from. I will be reading that soon and if it is anything like The Secret Brokers, I will not be disappointed. However, this book was written in a way where you can still enjoy this story without knowing much of the previous series. Alexandrea writes a suspenseful, page turning story that has you wondering what will happen. I loved that part of this was set in New York. Altohugh, visualizing the New Orleans landscape was a treat. It is full of vivid spy action, steamy romantic scenes and a thrilling story. you receive enough information to understand the importance of side characters without overshadowing the main characters quest. It is a book I would recommend for anyone who enjoys a good mystery suspense, filled with you not so average spies, crime family drama and a lot of unpredictable moments.
About the Author
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, CRRN, ONC, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty-seven novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight.Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable.
A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes mysteries, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, action, historical, and romance.
Alexandrea Weis is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association.