Rival's Break

· Sharpe & Donovan Book 10 · Sold by MIRA
5 reviews

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From New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers

A deadly poisoning. A stolen painting. A criminal mastermind. Don’t miss the latest high-stakes Sharpe & Donovan case by New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers.

Emma Sharpe is recovering from a shattering loss while her husband, Colin Donovan, is deep into his latest undercover mission. The couple are grateful for a respite—a chance to enjoy a peaceful autumn weekend together on the southern Maine coast to celebrate Colin’s brother Andy’s wedding.

But the peace is short-lived when Kevin Donovan, a marine patrol officer, receives a call to check on suspected food poisoning at a party aboard a yacht. Colin decides to tag along. He is surprised to recognize one of the victims as an undercover British intelligence officer, and it quickly becomes evident they’re dealing with something very sinister. At the same time a valuable painting by Irish artist Aoife O’Byrne—a friend of Emma and Colin’s—goes missing from the yacht, and the connections make the investigation international and extremely personal.

Emma and Colin discover they are up against a deadly foe who plans to strike again. With the help of their small, elite Boston-based FBI team, they must foil an attack that will have devastating effects. It’s a case that will alter their lives beyond anything they’ve ever imagined…

Read the Sharpe & Donovan Series by Carla Neggers:
Book One: Saint’s Gate
Book Two: Heron’s Cove
Book Three: Heron’s Cove
Book Four: Harbor Island
Book Five: Keeper’s Reach
Book Six: Liar’s Key
Book Seven: Thief’s Mark
Book Eight: Impostor’s Lure
Book Nine: Rival’s Break
5 reviews
Becky Baldridge
September 3, 2019
After reading Rival's Break, I think it's safe to say this is not exactly a standalone story. The mystery, such as it is, could probably stand on its own, but the number of characters who pop in and out and have little to absolutely nothing to do with the case is way over the top. And it's not just that those characters are mentioned. Oh no, we get what I felt was a ridiculous number of points of view. I could have safely skipped a number of chapters and not missed a single thing to do with the case, and I felt like I needed to sift through to find the 'gripping novel of international intrigue and suspense' that is promised in the blurb. In the end, I didn't find any of that and was quite underwhelmed with this one. I don't know if this is Carla Neggers' style or if the many points of view used here is something new, so I remain undecided on whether I'll try another book. I'm sure that fans of the series will enjoy this one more than I did, but it clearly wasn't a good fit for me.
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Paula Hockenberry
July 21, 2019
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy through Netgallery of Rivals Break . This is a fantastic suspense . It's got a fabulous story line . The characters are a unique bunch . It's very intense and interesting definitely intriguing . There's romance and love along with hate. Emma and Collin both work for the FBI . Collin works as an undercover agent . During the wedding reception of his brother Collin and his other brother Kevin a marine patrol officer head to the dock about a possible food poisoning . Little do they realize there is more than food poisoning going on . This story keeps you guessing it has so many twists and turns . This story poisonings , thief , murder , explosion . A very enjoyable read . There is so much happening through out this story I couldn't put it down . I found myself on the edge of my seat . I highly recommend taking the time to read this story . I hope you find it as fabulous as I do .
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Teri Hicks
August 21, 2019
I haven't yet experienced the Donovan's and Sharpe's since this is my first read by this author but I have to admit I am intrigued. I did enjoy this author's style and her characters. It's a fast paced read with a lot of twist and turn that keep you on the edge of your seat and no lasting suspects. They thought they would have some peaceful sweet time together but they are out of luck. A simple food poisoning ends up being so much more. If you are a follower you know that MI5 and FBI and more are strung throughout these two clans and there always seems to be action surrounding them. It's a race to the finish and lives are on the line. With a surprising twist and lots of colorful characters it's a great read.
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About the author

Carla Neggers is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sharpe and Donovan series featuring Boston-based FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan and the Swift River Valley series set in small-town New England. With many bestsellers to her credit, Carla and her husband divide their time between their hilltop home in Vermont, their kids' places in Boston and various inns, hotels and hideaways on their travels, frequently to Ireland. Learn more at CarlaNeggers.com.

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