First Drop by Zoe Sharp is the fourth book in the Charlie Fox thriller series.  Publisher: Minotaur Books, August 2007

‘The guy in the passenger seat was closest. He got out first, so I shot him first. Two rounds high in the chest.’

It should have been an easy introduction to Charlie Fox’s new career as a bodyguard, working for the close protection agency run by her ex-lover, Sean Meyer. Their trip to Florida together should almost have been a working holiday. All Charlie has to do is baby-sit Trey Peltzner, the gawky fifteen-year-old son of a rich computer programmer in Fort Lauderdale.

The last thing anyone expected was a determined attempt to snatch the boy, or that Trey’s father and their entire close protection team − including Sean − would disappear off the face of the earth at the same time.

Now somebody out there wants the boy badly and they’re prepared to eliminate anyone who gets in their way. But they haven’t bargained on Charlie, an ex-Special Forces soldier with a survival instinct that’s a real killer. . .

Charlie, former British Army soldier who is currently working as security protection agent on her first assignment in the U.S. is hired to be a bodyguard to Trey Pelzner whose father is a software programmer.  While on an outing, both Charlie and Trey are shot at and thus begins a race through southern Florida running for their lives.  Someone wants the software program that Trey’s father was working on and will stop at nothing to get their hands on it.  This was a great page-turning, thrilling ride that I didn’t want to get off.  [4 stars – really liked it]

*new-to-me author

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