"Was that a plunger? Cole shook his head. The man really needed a lesson in makeshift weapons."
Warning: The Danger with Diamonds is the first novel in the Falcon Point Suspense series but the series follows the novel Heirs of Falcon Point. This review may contain spoiler information about Heirs of Falcon Point.
When Lars Hendriks arranges to meet Marit Jansen in Vienna, he is hoping their friendship will blossom into romance. What he doesn’t expect is a surprise visit from his cousin Cole or the loose diamonds he brings with him.
As a CIA operative, Cole Bridger is used to uncertainty, but when his work takes him back to Vienna, he looks forward to reconnecting with Isabelle Roberts, the fellow agent he dated briefly before duty took him away from Austria. Unfortunately, his silence over the last few months has created a chasm that he can’t cross without help. He barely takes a step toward repairing the damaged relationship when a brazen jewel heist seemingly links Cole, Lars, Marit, and Isabelle to the crime. The group is drawn into a deadly mystery, and once again, the treasures of Falcon Point are threatened. It doesn’t take long for them to realize they have stumbled upon something far bigger and more dangerous than a simple robbery. And someone on the inside knows it.
thoughts & feelings
The Danger with Diamonds is finally here! I have been eagerly anticipating more Falcon Point novels since I finished Heirs of Falcon Point. Does anyone else feel like they have been waiting a century for this novel?
Before beginning The Danger with Diamonds I highly recommend rereading or at least skimming through Heirs of Falcon Point. Two of the secondary characters, Isabelle and Marit, become main characters in this new novel. Thank heavens Traci and Sian provided little reminders about their roles in the first novel or I would have been clueless as to who they were.
I love that The Danger with Diamonds was a continuation of the Falcon Point story but had its own unique feel. It's still a suspense novel, and will keep you on the edge of your seat at times, but also has a very romantic feel to it. One of my favorite parts about the love stories was how different they were. Lars and Cole are both trying build romantic relationships but start out on totally different footing. Lars and Marit have known each other for a while and have a friendship that they can grow from. Meanwhile, Cole has totally blown things with Isabelle and doesn't even know where to begin with patching things up. Some of my favorite scenes are when Cole is receiving relationship advice. His cluelessness made me giggle quite a few times.
I also loved the balance that Traci and Sian had between CIA and civilian. Having never read a spy or CIA book before I was a little nervous. I wasn't sure that I would like this genre of story or that I would even understand what was going on. There was a very good balance between CIA talk and seeing things from Lars and Marit's point of view. It was fun to get both sides of the story and try to piece things together myself. I'm quite terrible at the "who-done-it" game but it's still fun to try and guess.
I throughly enjoyed The Danger with Diamonds and cannot wait to see where the Falcon Point treasures take us next.
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Steam Level: clean, kissing
Content Warnings: mild violence
Trigger Warnings: none
Title: The Danger with Diamonds
Series: A Falcon Point Suspense #1
Read Heirs of Falcon Point before starting the suspense novels
Authors: Traci Hunter Abramson & Sian Ann Bessey