“Exit Strategy” by Colleen Cross:
The first in the Katerina Carter series, Cross introduces us to forensic accountant Katerina Carter, who goes above and beyond to solve what turns into international crimes.
Thought not be to be smart enough to uncover the truth, Carter is hired by Liberty Diamond Mines to find five billion dollars that went missing, along with Paul Bryant, the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Unfortunately for the criminals, Carter is not as stupid as they believed her to be.
Although spots are bogged down with what I felt were unimportant details, the intrigue and suspense kept me reading, not to mention the fact that Carter herself became a target. While trying to follow the money from accounts in Canada to Cayman and other countries, Carter is deceived by those she thought she could trust, is kidnapped and almost killed.
Cross took me on a wild ride involving Carter’s personal and professional life, her own financial despair and a McBarge. That’s right…a McBarge. You have to read it to find out what I’m referring to. A good book to read during an uneventful, relaxing weekend.
Reviewed by Starr Gardinier Reina, author of “One Major Mistake"