Christy Reed has long ago put her Olympic skating dreams behind her and settled into an after-competition lifestyle in Irene Hannon's new novel THIN ICE. Then both her parents die in a freak car accident, and within months, her sister dies in a house fire, leaving Christy coping with the losses. Slowly the young woman begins to get a handle on the grief when a strange envelope arrives in the mail -- an envelope seemingly addressed by her sister after the fire. Fighting an urge to rip it open, Christy contacts the FBI, and a rookie agent takes the call. Agent Lance McGregor is actually on his first week at the St. Louis office, but as a former Delta Force operative, he is not a true rookie. When it appears that Christy's sister might still be alive and a kidnapping victim, Lance must identify whose body was discovered in that house fire, find a motive for a kidnapping, find the sister's captor, and above all keep Christy safe.
Irene Hannon shows again that she can pack layers of intrigue and thriller action right along a developing family story and that expected romance story. Plus she can create a villian that will make you shudder. THIN ICE is the second in the MEN OF VALOR series which features the McGregor brothers, three of America's elite servicemen. I started THIN ICE on Saturday reading at a leisurely pace, and while definitely interested I did not feel compelled to finish it in one sitting. Then yesterday, I was a bit under the weather and started reading again so I would not overdose on television and facebook. Before I knew it, I was at the last scene, out in the cold -- on thin ice. Well done, Hannon. I received a copy of this title from REVELL READS for my honest opinion. All opinions are mine.