Today I’m heading down to the Chicago area to meet Jennnifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. It’s no secret that Jennifer Crusie wrote one of my favorite books, Bet Me. I even wrote a blog about it, so this is no hardship for me (although the thought of driving anywhere near Chicago gives me heart palpitations).
To be fair to Bob Mayer, I picked up Bodyguard of Lies written under his pseudonym, Robert Doherty. I mean, really, I could probably spend a couple of hours gushing over Jenny’s books ( I own them all, personally know the characters, their pets and favorite foods…a Jenny trademark), but I didn’t want Bob to feel left out (of course I’ll need notecards because I only had time to read it once).
Bodyguard of Lies is the story of two women who meet because of the men they’ve been involved with. It’s a political thriller, and I wanted to see how Bob dealt with women in this situation. Think Bourne Identity with women as the good guys and no memory loss. Although, they might as well have had memory loss since the men in their lives sure didn’t share a lot of information under the guise of protecting them (jerks!). This book is action packed and it’s fun to read about strong, intelligent women kicking some major butt.
Agnes and the Hitman is the second book for the Crusie/Mayer team. Agnes is a Cranky Agnes, a food columist with real life anger issues and a dog that everyone wants to kidnap. Shane is a hitman (in a good way) who’s uncle has asked him to keep an eye on Agnes. Throw in a mob wedding, live flamingos, a bomb shelter and more dysfunctional characters than you can shake a stick at and you’ve got all the makings for a put your feet up and enjoy the ride kind of book.
Well, I’m off. Protein bar, check…water, check…watermelon, check (apples get to be boring)…notebook and pen, check, check…and lots of deposit slips…just in case.
Bottom line: Worried about my Milwaukee Brewer bumper sticker in enemy territory.