Jessica “Jess” Ford was sent by her boss to help out the First Lady when the unthinkable happens they are in a serious car crash killing all but her. Jess will find herself in immediate trouble and doesn’t know who she can trust. She even has doubts about Mark Ryan who came to her rescue but will find out he might be the only one she could trust to keep her safe from the people who want her dead.
Mark Ryan is a secret service agent and is torn with guilt as the First Lady has been killed in a car crash when it was on his watch. He is on a mission to find out what happened and that will lead him to a woman, Jess, who was in the accident and it looked like the danger of that night might not be over for her.
Pursuit is the first book of the series Jess and Mark by Karen Robards. This book was really fantastic. I love thrillers that have that nonstop action, mystery and a bad guy they have to get. For me Karen Robards writes those kind of books well. Every time I pick up a book from hers I am flying through the pages engrossing myself into this world.
So the plot is simple with a horrible car crash, people died and one survived but that is only the starting point. The mystery is why was the First Lady running, who was chasing them, and who is after Jess now that she survived? These were all questions that were running through my mind as I was reading the book and Robards gives us subtle clues about what is going on and who the bad guy or guys might be. The nonstop action will be throughout the entire book as Jess and Mark have to hide from who might be after them which could be the people who were swore to protect when they took their oath.
I liked the character of Jess as she was very realistic with all the thoughts that were running through her head. Worrying about who to trust and how she was going to survive. It was frantic and realistic and I liked that she doesn’t go running into Mark’s arms and trust him completely even though he was one of the good guys. She didn’t know if he was part of this and could not chance walking into a trap. Mark’s character was a man mourning with guilt for that he wasn’t there to protect but that guilt has to be pushed aside as trouble was not over.
I can’t wait to read the second book which is Justice and I am reading that next. At the end it looked liked a happy ending was there for Jess and Mark so I will have to see what trouble comes next for these two.