“Former Special Agent Kathrin Night is not adjusting to civilian life. More than a year after her career-ending injury, she still can’t get the hang of it. This is wearing thin on her lover, Russian FSB Agent Aleksey Khovechkin, who tricks Kathrin into seeing a psychiatrist specializing in post-military/espionage patients.
The therapy doesn’t go exactly as Aleksey hopes, but before he can react, Russia recalls him to make him an offer he can’t refuse. Before his departure, Aleksey reveals his deepest, darkest secret to Kathrin. Had he, in fact, used her to escape his duties in Russia, or was his allegiance to her?
Determined to see justice served, Kathrin hatches a scheme to help Aleksey while at the same time reviving her career in espionage. The Vancouver Winter Olympics could be the perfect venue for her plan, but can she pull it off without destroying their relationship, causing an international incident, or getting either of them killed?”
K.S. Brooks has written numerous books in multiple genres including romantic suspense, satire, and educationally oriented children’s books. She is administrator of Indies Unlimited (a multi-author blog “celebrating independent authors”), where you can often catch her pontificating on matters of interest to both readers and authors.
For more, visit Brooks’ website.
As with the last book in this series, Kiss of Night, this book is character driven more than the typical story in this genre. However, the action, adventure, and intensity are jacked up, as you’d expect from an action-adventure or thriller. Much of what leads to that action is driven by Night’s desire to find a way for her and Aleksey to work together in a way that will satisfy the desires and needs of both.
Night Undone not only satisfied my need for a vicarious adrenalin rush, but left me wanting more to see where Night and Aleksey’s relationship goes next. Brooks has a history of long waits between books in this series. Hopefully, I won’t be waiting too long.
Some adult language and situations.
This is the third book featuring Kathrin Night. The first of these, Lust For Danger, I haven’t read and don’t feel this is required to get the most out of this book. However, the second book, a novelette called The Kiss of Night, has a lot of Night’s history as well as establishing much of the backstory for this book. Although this could possibly be read as a standalone, I’d recommend reading The Kiss of Night first.
Added for Reprise Review: Night Undone was a nominee in the Thriller category for B&P 2014 Readers' Choice Awards. Original review ran December 27, 2013.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 75-80,000 words