Book Description: Tessa Lancaster worked for her uncle in the Japanese mafia until she was sent to prison for a murder she didn't commit. Now, after finding God behind bars, she takes odd jobs as a bodyguard to keep her distance from the family business. In A Dangerous Stage, the second book in Camy Tang's Protection for Hire series, Tessa gets caught up in the web of lies surrounding a shady singing competition. Hired by one of the contestants, she works with Charles Britton---the lawyer who sent her to prison---to discover the dark figures manipulating the contest from behind the scenes. Tessa's abilities will be tested like never before as she's forced to balance the safety of her client's family and her deepening relationship with Charles. In the midst of the chaos, she holds on to her faith to keep her safe and bring down the shadowy organization.
My Thoughts: I loved the first book in this series Protection for Hire. Now A Dangerous Stage is, again, about Tessa, but enter the lawyer, Charles Britton. Charles is the lawyer who sent Tessa to prison (for a crime she didn't commit).
Tessa's faith is tried, for it seems that lies abound everywhere she turns after she is hired by one of the contestants to delve into a shady singing competition.
Now, I REALLY love Camy Tang's books because they have a lot of action mixed with mounds of faith! Camy isn't preachy but she gets the point across. A lot like Tessa who lives her faith!
Tessa is one tough lady but she has a soft center just like a wonderful chocolate, caramel truffle but that tough exterior makes her seem like an iron maiden.
I wasn't sure about Charles...can a "wimpy" lawyer truly help a feisty lady like Tessa?! Will Charles really stand "tough?" These were a couple of questions I had when Tessa meets up with Charles.
I must say that I enjoyed A Dangerous Stage even more than I enjoyed reading Protection for Hire.
One doesn't need to read Protection for Hire before reading A Dangerous Stage but reading the first book will help in understanding Tessa and her mafia family.
This is one great read!
*This book was provided for review by Zondervan Publishing*
- Reading level: Ages 18 and up
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan; Original edition (October 30, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310320348
- ISBN-13: 978-0310320340