Isabella's Illusions

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Isabella's Illusions

Book 1: In the Arms of the Law

Kacey Hammell has written an emotional story of love and suspense that takes the reader on a hold-onto-your-hat ride with numerous surprises along the way. The book, In the Arms of the Law I: Isabella's Illusions, is about a woman detective in the 15th precinct who is following in the footsteps of her illustrious father and uncle. With the two men as role models, Isabella Knowles worked hard to become the first female detective in her family.

Alicia, her cousin and best friend, has joined her as a detective at the precinct, and is now on her case about finding a suitable boyfriend. Isabella doesn't mind a man in her life once in a while, but she decided long ago that love and marriage are not for her. Her recent relationship with long time friend Brady Jacobs, now a popular Trenton private investigator, speaks otherwise. Brady and Isabella have had a hot steamy romance for the past three months; one in which they have taken great pains to keep to themselves. Now it seems Brady is starting to have different ideas about their relationship.

Brady has had ESP-type visions since he was in the military years ago. His ability has brought down many criminals and saved numerous victims. One night while Brady and Isabella are talking on the phone, he has a terrifying vision; one that concerns both Isabella and Alicia. Brady and his partner set out, with the 15th precinct police not far behind, to save one and protect the other. Hammell keeps us on the edge of our seat as the situation unfolds at a rapid pace.

As Isabella works through her complex emotions regarding her mother's murder, her broken relationship with her father, and her views on love and marriage, Hammell has us feeling like we are right there with her, sorting out our own issues. Hammell is adept at bringing her characters to life. We experience the tension between the various men and women of the 15th precinct and the P.I.'s that work with them.

This is a story of entangled relationships and how time and talking through the issues brings healing, understanding and love. Hammell keeps the reader spellbound to the very end.


Book Blurb for Isabella's Illusions

Protection. Adventure. Love. It’s all found within The Arms of the Law… Detective Isabella Knowles, a tough-as-nails cop, lives by the law, knows what she wants out of life, and it doesn't include marriage or all that comes with it. Isabella feels that everything she's ever known is all an illusion when a new relationship makes her feel more alive than she ever has. She doesn’t like it and fights it every step of the way. After being burned by his fiancée years ago, seer and P.I., Brady Jacobs never plans to marry. Even the visions he has can't help him in his new relationship. Brady’s bachelorhood and heart are threatened when he envisions a killer striking too close to the woman he’s come to love. Danger lurks close to home and neither Brady nor Isabella like that they can’t control every situation…especially matters of the heart.


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2007 4.00