CIA Agent Lucy James’s undercover reentry into the US doesn’t go as planned. The human coyote smuggling her and more than a dozen illegal aliens across the southern border into Arizona abandons them. Their group scatters. But Lucy is soon rescued by two US Border Patrol agents. After they hear shots fired in the distance, the hope of finding the others alive plummet. Ruthless border bandits methodically track and kill the illegals for the contraband-filled backpacks each man carries.
When Lucy has a premonition—a window into the future—she sees one of the agents killed by the same bandits. She must gain their trust in time to stop the bandits from continuing their murder spree, and find the missing backpacks containing the deadly packages before the US has its first mass terrorist attack since 9-11.
WINDOW OF DEATH is a fast-paced, well-written romantic suspense with a paranormal premise at its heart. The story opens with disguised CIA agent Lucille James in the searing Arizona desert. Lucy is undercover, having crossed the U.S. border with a group of aliens who, abandoned by their coyote, face imminent death at the hands of men who see them as no more than mules carrying dangerous cargo in their backpacks. But Lucy’s special gift prevents the death of most of them, as well as the border agents who find her. Mission ended, Lucy discovers her home has been bugged, and the twisting adventure continues with a mystery reaching back almost thirty years to imperil Lucy’s memories of her own childhood. Peopled by characters introduced in WINDOW OF TIME and new characters, some from the FBI, this tale takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of intrigue and clean romance. I strongly recommend this book for lovers of thrillers.
I read mostly clean romance and women’s fiction, and Window of Death doesn’t exactly fit into this category. Yes, there’s romance. And strong women who have to deal with issues. But this book has more. More drama. More crime fighting. More suspense. And I loved it! Part of the reason I don’t usually read action books like this one is the language, but Window of Death only has a few swear words of the most mild variety. This is the second book in a trilogy, and I admit, I haven’t read the first book yet, but I was not lost at all. I connected with the characters and rooted for them, and I was completely hooked wanting to know more about the main character’s past and was fascinated by her ability. In fact, I’m going back to read the first book because I enjoyed Window of Death so much, and since I have to bide my time waiting for book three to come out . . . Anyway, read it–it’s fast-paced, smart, and engaging–and you won’t be disappointed.
DJ Erfert brings us back into a world with nonstop action and visions of death. Following Window of Time, Window of Death takes place right where the first book left off. We’re with Lucy on a mission within a few weeks after the crazy conclusion of Window of Time. This book is filled with event after event. We get to find out more about Lucy’s past. We get to know more about the characters in the first book. Also, Johnny is a major part of this book and I like watching the relationship between him and Lucy grow. There is so much going on within this book. It’s a fast read because you want to turn the page and see what happens next. Also, DJ Erfert answers a lot of questions within this book, but leaves us with new ones too. There is a twist at the end that totally threw me. This book is definitely worth the read. The writing is clear and it’s really well done. You’ll need to read the first one, Window of Time, to be able to follow along. I recommend this series. It’s more than just a mystery
I just love reading any book by this author. DJ Erfert has the ability to grab your attention right at the start of the book and take you on a book-long ride.
The characters are both likeable and believeable. Her research keeps the locations and the activities real. Window of Death is the second book in this series,
and is fun, interesting, exciting and a great read. From border bandits to car chases, secrets and lies, Window of Death keeps you turning the pages.
I’m looking forward to the next of the series (hopefully!) as I will be wondering what my new friends Lucy and Johnny have been up to.