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A biological weapon engineered for mass destruction could be unleashed at any moment.
When terrorists seize control of a genetically modified biological weapon, Emergency Room physician, Lillian Whyte, finds herself in the thick of danger.
While her husband, CIA operative Sean Jennings, works to unravel the plotting terrorists, Lillian is swept into the deadly currents.
As a UN peace-keeping meeting approaches and the threat level rises, she may be the world’s only hope of stopping the release of the deadly disease.
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives. Mostly from Sean & Lillian’s POV, but there are some scenes from various secondary characters.
Whyte Knight is a closed door romantic suspense that is best enjoyed by those who appreciate more action/suspense than romance as well as detailed medical information. Set six years after the first book in the series, Black Gold, we’re reunited with Dr. Lillian Whyte and her CIA operative husband Sean Jennings. I liked that C. B. Samet gave our couple a few years of marital bliss before tossing them into the middle of a terrorist plot to acquire biological weapons. Personally, I’m not a fan of flashbacks as a literary device to bring readers up to speed and there were quite a few in this book. However, I still enjoyed this book immensely.
Sean & Lillian are in Montreal for a “book signing” of his latest release and to do some sightseeing. Lillian is aware that Sean is still part-time CIA and often uses his book tours to do some covert passing of sensitive information. This time things go wrong in so many ways and Lily is sucked in to his operation, much to Sean’s dismay. Another thing that I appreciate about Samet’s work is that while Lily & Sean are both experienced and competent at their jobs, things don’t always go perfectly for them. This adds a level of realism sometimes lacking from other thrillers. There was also a nice twist in distinguishing villain from ally.
Leslie Howard repeats her fantastic performance from the first book. She gives each character, even from other countries, consistent and distinguishable accents. She evokes emotion and tension in a way that compliments the action.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
A few deaths and instances of peril. Lily describes complex medical procedures in detail.
I received a free copy of this audiobook from Story Origin and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
About the author:
Christina is four-time award winning author in thriller, romantic suspense, and fantasy.
She is a mother of two energetic boys and a Jack Russel Terrier. She is a lover of suspense, adventure, and happy endings. She is currently writing the fifth and final installation of the Avant Champion epic fantasy series, and an new urban fantasy trilogy. The Rider Files books 1-4 are complete, but she’s mapping out books 5-8. She writes action and adventure in fantasy and romantic suspense genres with strong female leads.
“I grew up reading Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, and the Bourne books. I write seeking to create that level of action and intrigue but with female heroines. I love the quote, ‘She needed a hero. So she became one.’ My novels have empowered women overcoming powerful obstacles and the strong men who support them.”
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About the Narrator:
Leslie Howard specializes in spiritual nonfiction and self-help, as well as YA, sci-fi, and thrillers. You can connect with her here:
My Favorite Quotes
Hell hath no fury like an agent whose loved one breaks tactical protocol. – Whyte Knight by @cbsamet1 #Audiobook narrated by @LeslieHowardVO #RomanticSuspenseTweet