Thursday, August 28, 2014

Multiple Exposure: A Sophie Medina Mystery by Ellen Crosby

Publication: August 6, 2013
Publisher: Scribner
Source: Publisher

From the author of the “lively and spirited” (The Providence Journal) wine country mysteries, comes the first in a new series featuring a savvy female photographer whose husband’s abduction embroils her in the world of international espionage and lost Romanov art treasures.
When photojournalist Sophie Medina returns to London from an overseas assignment, she discovers that her husband, Nick, a geologist and covert CIA operative, has been abducted. Three months later she is shocked when a friend in the British government says Nick has been spotted in Moscow and is not only a suspect in his boss’s murder but also potentially involved in illicit Russian oil deals. With her every step now closely watched, Sophie moves to Washington, D.C., to be with her family and friends.

There, Sophie is drawn deeper into Nick’s shadowy world. While photographing an exhibit of two never-before-seen Fabergé imperial eggs at the National Gallery of Art, Sophie is confronted by a Russian oil tycoon, implicating her husband in an international energy scheme. On the run from Nick’s enemies, Sophie plays a high-stakes game of Russian roulette as she tries to determine friend from foe and prove her husband’s innocence.

Weaving together political intrigue, art history, and international espionage, the fast-paced Multiple Exposure is the thrilling first installment in an exciting new series.

After finding out that her husband is missing, Sophie travels to Washington D.C. in the hope of finding out the truth. Searching for the truth turns out to be more difficult and dangerous than Sophie had bargained for.

Sophie was an easy character to like. She is smart and very determined to uncover the truth about her husband no matter what it takes.

Things begin to pick up in the story after a chapter or two for me. There are Faberge eggs, conspiracies, lies, and political intrigue that do more than a good enough job at keeping the story interesting and entertaining.

This is the first book I have read from this author, but I enjoyed reading it. The mystery was done well and it wasn’t easy for me to figure out what was going on or who has being deceptive or not. The second book in the Sophia Medina Mystery Series, Ghost Image is set to release on April 21, 2015.

RATING: 3½  out of 5.


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