Lady of Ice and Fire

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 review
Lady of Ice and Fire is a tale of espionage in post-Cold War Europe. George Jeffers, a brilliant biochemist, is frantic to recover a stolen biotech breakthrough. Accident teams him with Taylor Redding, self-styled World’s Greatest Female Adventurer, whose youth and beauty hide dark secrets. Instead of chasing a thief, they land in a deadly political game that could change the destiny of Europe. More
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About Colin Alexander

Colin Alexander is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. Actually, Colin Alexander is a pseudonym, maybe an alter ego, or who the author would have been if he hadn't had a career as a medical researcher. He’s been reading science fiction since he was ten and has published five books so far including Starman’s Saga and Accidental Warrior. He’s an active member of both the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and of Mystery Writers of America. Away from writing fiction, Colin is a doctor and a biochemist whose idea of relaxation is martial arts (taekwondo and minna jiu jitsu). He lives in Maine with his wife and a cat named Appa. Learn more about Colin at www.afictionado.com and on facebook at @ColinAlexanderAuthor

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Audrey Driscoll reviewed on April 12, 2022

This is a curious sort of thriller. By no means does it feature nonstop action, at least in the early going. Even at the three-quarters point, the plot bogs down in a new element that needs extensive setup. The real interest for me was Taylor Redding, the oddball adventurer, and the way she and lab geek George Jeffers develop from total strangers to partners in risky enterprises. Eventually, standard thriller elements show up, as the characters dash from one location to another in Europe. There's a box of cash, firearms, fast cars, and several dead bodies. The conclusion is sufficiently tense and conclusive, but with tantalizing possibilities.
The novel is set in the 1990s, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany. The author explores possible developments from that situation, with a rather chillingly apt conclusion, given present-day events. Another aspect of that time period is there are no cell phones, no digital cameras, no internet. Their absence didn't bother this reader, but some may find that aspect quaint, or irritating.
It's a pretty good read, despite occasional episodes of over-explaining and a few spots where Taylor's talents seem a bit too good to be true. But then, I've never stolen a plane and then jumped out of it, or jimmied locks, or roamed the world as a thrill-seeking adventurer.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
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