Friday, July 17, 2009
The Acronym - White Nights of St. Petersburgh
By Rebecca Lerwill
A review for IJustFinished.com.
Mia Trentino is a key witness is a trial against a Russian mafia boss and is under the protection of a U.S. government agency known only as The Acronym that can go places and do things other U.S. agencies can't. Mia and her team of special agents assigned to protect her arrive in St. Petersburgh to await her turn on the stand only to find Mia's fiance, Acronym agent Farland, has been accused of treason and their support from the U.S. is non-existent. Mia must survive until the trial, and the innocence of her fiance must be proven.
The Acronym - White Nights of St. Petersburgh is a sequel to Relocating Mia, but you don't have to have read that to understand what's going on. This book is good on plot, action, and character development and kept me reading through to the end.
But there was something missing from it; I just can't place my finger on what it was. I enjoyed the book, but it didn't feel... real. Perhaps it was the name of the agency: "Acronym". My wife read the back of the book, and said "A government agency called Acronym? That's pretty funny!" To which I replied, "Unfortunately, it's not supposed to be funny."
That being said, the book was still enjoyable enough to keep me reading and interested in going back and reading the first Mia novel.