Monday, June 2, 2014

Deeper Than Red (Red Returning Trilogy #3) by Sue Duffy

About the book:  Twenty-year-old Tally Greyson isn't consumed with her own education, social life, or career goals like most young women her age. Instead, she's trying to save her mother from the grasp of a seductive cult. What Tally doesn't realize is that in this community, there's a far greater danger than any she can imagine--and she and her mother aren't the only ones in its sights. There are plots brewing here that will threaten the fate of the world.
Concert pianist Liesl Bower has put her own dangerous past behind her, and in her Charleston family home, surrounded by those who love her, she's preparing for a world concert tour with her dear friend, violinist Max Morozov. She thinks she's safe; the man who tried to kill her is dead, his coconspirators have been rounded up, and no one knows she had anything to do with saving the world from a new revolution.

That is, until a world leader is assassinated on the other side of the globe, setting events into motion that could kill the U.S. president, destroy Washington--and take everything and everyone Liesl loves with it. A madman is at the controls now. Even with the backup of the CIA and the dubious protection of a former KGB agent, this time they may all be too late. The heart-pounding final book in the Red Returning trilogy, Deeper Than Red goes further into the world of espionage and action than ever before, delving into the very worst powers of darkness, and pitting them against the light of faith, love, and forgiveness.

My thoughts: Reading book 3 in the “Red Returning Series” by Sue Duffy brought this series to its conclusion and did not disappoint. I previously read the first two books and each time my appetite was whetted for more. These stories about world-class concert pianist, Liesl Bower and her friend and violinist, Max Morozov from Israel, being involved in international intrigue grabs one’s interest and also makes the reader want to listen to the classics referred to in the story.

The story this time is set primarily in the Florida Keys with touches in Charleston, South Carolina, which is Liesl’s home. But the intrigue is played out on the stages of Washington, Russia, and Germany. The Florida connection is a bizarre physic community with clientele ties with Russia. Dark, evil forces are at play a bit different from the usual political intrigue.

Double agents, spies, and bodyguards from all angles and countries. Twists and turns with the flip of the page. But for those who trust in God, a sense of security prevails.

This story has two charming old codgers who take it upon themselves to get involved. A charming "plus" in the story.

A good read and a good conclusion to Red Returning.

Now that you have read my review, I invite you to listen to "The Theme from Schindler's List" because the end of Deeper Than Red captures the emotion of Max, a Jew, returning to the site of so much of Hitler's spewed hatred toward the Jewish peoples. Now listen and feel the pathos. 

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I was not compensated for this review.


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