Lust, Money & Murder - Book 1, Lust - A Female Secret Agent Takes on an International Criminal

Rated 4.63/5 based on 9 reviews
Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine fights her way into the Secret Service, determined to punish the man responsible. Join Elaine on a dangerous, romantic journey that takes her halfway around the globe and into the hands of the most ruthless counterfeiter in the world. More
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Words: 29,890
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458163639
About Mike Wells

Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 "unputdownable" thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

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Review by: Shawna Ireland on April 27, 2013 :
My favorite lines:

“Got your service pistol with you?”
“Yes, of course.” Elaine started to open her satchel.
“Leave it here.” With a faint smile, he said, “I read the note in your file.”

I found myself reading one chapter after another. Though the book was shorter than I hoped, it had excellent flow. The subtle humor, lack of over-dramatic dialogue, characters you are able to relate to, and the authors ability to write without adding unnecessary content to reach a specific word count are just a few of the reasons I intend to read more from Mike Wells.
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Review by: Inspirational Fiction /IF Mystery on July 14, 2012 :
A real page turner. I just purchased the rest of the series. I have to see how it turns out! The author is obviously very well traveled.
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Review by: misfit on June 03, 2012 :
I wasn't overly impressed with this book. I don't think I'd be reading the rest of the series either
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Review by: Renee Benzaim on April 14, 2012 :
I loved this book so much, I immediately bought the other two in the series and practically read non-stop until I finished all of them! Mike Wells is an extremely talented writer.
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Review by: Lisa V. Proulx on Nov. 04, 2011 :
Forgot to give a rating! 4 Stars! :)
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Review by: Lisa V. Proulx on Nov. 04, 2011 : (no rating)
The whole time I was reading this story, I envisioned Tom Cruise in the Mission Impossible series! This could be a movie! Well-written and factual in detail, I enjoyed this face-paced thriller and look forward to reading more of Mike's work!
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Review by: RJ Parker on Oct. 12, 2011 :
I read Book 1 in one setting, just couldn't put it down...and, I downloaded books 2 and 3 to read next. Awesome storyline, great characters, fast-paced, amazingly written. I totally recommend this series.
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Review by: Rebecca Scarberry on Sep. 11, 2011 :
I absolutely love series. I feel this first book of the series is perfect. I can't wait to find out if Elaine will follow through with her plans and what will happen to Nick. I also agree with one other person's praise; the settings are brought to life and the characters are realistic. Like Elaine, all of us ladies have fallen for at least one of our attractive bosses at some point in time. I am totally hooked and thoroughly enjoy your style of writing Mike.
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Review by: Anna Pravotorova on June 19, 2011 :
My lust for reading was completely satisfied with this book. Short but sweet, ‘Lust’ is well-written and delivers an exciting ride. Together with the heroine we cry and laugh and are enraged. My favourite character is Patrick, of course, he is just like my own father! To tell you the truth I was so disgusted with the villain in this part that I wished I could kill him! And don’t forget, the prologue promises infinitely more. That’s why I can’t wait to get my anxious little hands on parts 2 and 3!
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