Hotwire by Cindy M. Hogan
Division spy Christy Hadden can't wait for her latest assignment posing as a student at a prestigious New York City academy and car thief extraordinaire.
The best part of the mission is her attractive handler, Jeremy, and her new team. The worst part? The sociopath masquerading as the academy's most popular guy.
But soon she realizes the car thieves are much more than they seem. Her simple spying mission becomes more dangerous than anyone imagined. If the organization discovers her true identity, they won't hesitate to kill her, and if she fails, others will suffer the same fate.
Young Adults, teens and adults will love this exciting suspenseful adventure with a dash of romance. You won't want to put it down.
~Rae's Review~The Christy series has to be my fave new book series! As a suspense fan, it's tough to find a rather clean but tense book with a side of grit that keeps all the things I love about a suspenseful read. Ms. Hogan's Christy series has it all! If you like a side of 21 Jump Street (the awesome 80s series, not the dumbed down movie versions) with a side of old school Bond, Christy will be right up your alley. I reviewed the previous entry Adrenaline Rush here and I plan to check out the first series Watched (book 1 is now available free) to my reading list to see how Christy's adventures began with the agency.
In this entry, Christy is assigned to a high school where groups are stealing expensive cars. I liked Christy's interactions with her team this time around. She butted heads a lot with her agent parents and they didn't get very many scenes together but when they did it was mostly fighting and distrust (which was rather understandable because of her age). This time around, I thought she had more interesting scenes with her partners. I'm really enjoying her developing relationship with Jeremy and I'm rooting for them to get together. I'm glued to this series not only for the tense plots and great action but also to see how their relationship works.
Hotwire has some great plot twists and I loved being surprised at every turn. Although the story deals with high school students, Ms. Hogan doesn't hold back to show how villianous the villains are, especially the ones Christy has to get close to for the job. This is the kind of book I would have loved in my own young adult years. It's an awesome clean read that young and adult suspense fans will definitely enjoy. Can't wait for the next entry in the series!
The fire in his eyes told me he would find a way to make me pay. Of that, I was sure I thought Kozlov would leave now that he had laid down the law, but he didn’t. He stood there, waiting to watch Jericho succeed or fail.
I watched, despondent, as the kids we’d come to save were led away with the same hopeless acceptance they’d shown when we’d taken them out of the container in the first place. It broke my heart.
With military-like precision, Jericho ordered the rest of the guards to take up positions along the path to some container that would be our home for two weeks. I glanced at Jeremy. What was going to happen to us? Would Halluis and Ace be able to send someone? And even if they did, how would we be able to get to our would-be rescuers?
Author Cindy M. Hogan
Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a BA in education and is inspired by the unpredictable teenagers she teaches. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. Most of all, she loves to laugh.
She is the bestselling and award winning author of the Watched trilogy, a YA suspense series with a dash of romance. She has since branched off to write a mystery, Gravediggers, that won Best YA novel of 2013, a contemporary romance, Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips, and two in a spy series, Adrenaline Rush and Hotwire.
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