Legacy of Fear by Ryshia Kennie

Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by ellen

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I love spending the weekend reading and this weekend was no different. It rained most of the weekend so it was the perfect time to curl up with a good book. This time, I chose a mystery with a touch of romance from an author I hadn’t read before.  I received a book for this review. This post contains affiliate links, and I will Legacy of Fear by Ryshia Kenniereceive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Legacy of Fear by Ryshia Kennie

Andra Vandersan is an expert code breaker, as fiercely independent and beautiful as she is brilliant. Working at the highest levels of deciphering, she’s always remained at a safe distance from the seamy underworld of Hong Kong’s criminal elite—but that’s about to change. When her next-door neighbor is brutally murdered in a way that suggests the work of the Chinese triads, two things become clear: Andra was the intended target of the hit, and the assassin is going to return.

Max True is a world-class linguist, a colleague of Andra’s who once helped her break a code that would destroy a terrorist cell. When he shows up at Andra’s door with a mysterious message, they realize they may have stumbled on a long-lost women’s language that holds the secret to incredible power—and one that the most vicious men in Hong Kong will stop at nothing to get their hands on.

As Andra and Max work to solve the puzzle of the language, they find themselves in a desperate race against time to escape the mysterious forces who all want the secret of the message—even as they surrender to the forces of an undeniable passion that brings them inexorably and irrevocably together.

My thoughts:

I have always been fascinated by the history of China because it’s so exotic and mysterious. Max and Andra are working together to solve a forgotten women’s language that will unravel a mysterious message that Max received. They’ve been asked to give this message (and a possible inheritance) to a girl who they believe is one of China’s lost girls. Unfortunately, there are people in power who want that knowledge for themselves and they will stop at nothing to get it even if it means killing Andra and Max.

Legacy of Fear was an amazing story not only because I learned more about Chinese culture and the forgotten language (which is actually a real language) but because the author wove such an intriguing story. It was fascinating to watch them piece together the clues they found while avoiding the men that were trying to stop them. The fact that there was a romance between the two was an added bonus.  This was definitely a book I couldn’t put down once I started it.

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