Monday, January 11, 2016

Foreign Éclairs by Julie Hyzy

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Foreign Éclairs
by Julie Hyzy

ISBN-13: 9780425262405
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
White House executive chef Ollie Paras has served plenty of meals to foreign dignitaries from around the world. But things are about to really heat up for Ollie.

News of a bombing and attempted breakout at a federal prison reveals that the brother of a terrorist she helped defeat is back with a vengeance. And after she gets mugged on her way home from work, the Secret Service won’t leave her side, fearing she is now a target.

When a White House staff member is murdered, officials rush to action over a possible security breach. It may be time for Ollie to trade in her apron for a bullet-proof vest as she becomes part of a bold strategy to make sure this terrorist gets his just desserts.

My Review:
Foreign Éclairs is a suspense novel. It's the ninth in a series. You don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one, and this book didn't spoil previous whodunits (though it did spoil previous events).

A terrorist with a bomb-sized grudge is determined to kill Ollie, her boyfriend, and the President's family. Under constant watch by friend and foe, Ollie (and the good guys) need to find a way to trap the terrorists to stop their killing spree.

The characters were likable, and they dealt with realistic issues alongside the suspense: the need to find and hire a kitchen co-worker, and a president's son who is having trouble making friends in Middle School. The suspense mainly came from the physical danger.

There were no sex scenes or bad language. Overall, I'd highly recommend this well-written suspense novel.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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