Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"The Sound of Red Returning" by Sue Duffy

Music often "calms the savage beast," and for Liesl Bower, it is a way to deal with death. But she is haunted by memories she can't quite touch until she sees someone in a concert that unnerves her. As the memories of the murder of Dr. Devoe come rushing back, Liesl discovers that she is the object of interest by both the CIA and the Russians.Why? What did Dr. Devoe have to do with either and how did that involve her? Liesl has a piece of music that he had altered, but she had no idea that it contained the clue everyone was looking for. Will Liesl know who to trust and be able to stay alive? How do Cade and Ian fit into the picture? Come along and help Liesl solve the mystery of a murder that happened fifteen years ago, with consequences for her today.

This is the first book in a new series by Sue Duffy, and it has me hooked for the rest! I really enjoyed the characters, suspense, and story. They seemed realistic and the story flowed nicely. I love the double-agent twist that leaves you with questions and concerns. This book is great for readers of suspense and for book groups that enjoy multi-layered discussions. I received my free review copy from Litfuse and am happy to be part of the blog tour.

About the book:
After losing everyone she loves, concert pianist Liesl Bower has nowhere to go but to escape into her music. Searching for the peace she usually finds in her concertos and sonatas, Liesl can’t shake the feeling that she is being haunted by her past . . . and by someone following her. When she spots a familiar and eerie face in the audience of a concert she’s giving for the president in Washington, DC, the scariest day of her life comes back to her with a flash. It has been fifteen years since Liesl watched her beloved Harvard music mentor assaulted on a dark night in Moscow and just as long since the CIA disclosed to her that he’d been spying for Russia. She had seen that man--that eerie face--the night Professor Devoe was attacked. And now he’s back--and coming for her.

On the run and struggling to rely on the protection of CIA agent Ava Mullins and handsome newspaper reporter Cade O’Brien, Liesl learns she is the prey of an underground cell of Russian KGB agents determined to restore their country to its former Soviet might. But what she doesn’t know is that she is in possession of something--a piece of sheet music--that Russian intelligence is now frantic to find. Inside that music is a secret code, the hidden transcriptions of her deceased mentor, that clearly identify a Russian mole operating inside Israel’s Department of Defense, a mole with enough power and access to execute a daring assassination that no one would see coming.

Caught in a deadly conflict between American and Russian undercover agents, this innocent young pianist is just trying to survive her own personal trauma. Through it all, Liesl must learn that no matter how dark her world grows or how fiercely her enemies pursue her, God is still in control--if only she can yield herself to His grace. Read an excerpt here: http://www.sueduffybooks.com/#!vstc1=books 
About the author:
Sue Duffy is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Moody Magazine, The Presbyterian Journal, Sunday Digest, and The Christian Reader. She is the author of Mortal Wounds (Barbour, 2001) and Fatal Loyalty (Kregel, 2010). Sue has also contributed to Stories for a Woman’s Heart (Multnomah). She and her husband, Mike, have three grown children.

Find out more at www.sueduffybooks.com
Link to buy the book:  http://ow.ly/8B9HT
About the giveaway and party:

Sue and her publisher, Kregel Publications, are giving away a “Red Returning” prize package worth over $200 to one lucky winner!!!! (1/23-2/11)

Enter the Sue Duffy’s Giveaway today and you could win:

* A brand new Kindle Fire with Wi-Fi
* The Sound of Red Returning by Sue Duffy

To enter click one of the icons below. But, hurry! The giveway ends on 2/11.  Sue will be announcing the winner of the “Red Returning” Giveaway on February 13th on the Litfuse website!
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