Alaina Abbott, Foreign Correspondent, is
an investigative reporter uncovering the truth and reporting
it. She has learned how to do her job in a man’s world.
Alaina’s latest assignment is to spend 18 months covering
Colonel Robert E. Lee Blackhart, aka ‘Blackhart’,
is not happy. An ace aviator and ladies’ man, he is assigned
to work with Alaina, whether either of them likes it or not.
As they get to know each other he feels a pull of attraction
to the stubborn Alaina.
Red Phoenix Rising is a dark, unsatisfying
novel. Ms. Carroll has several good ideas but she put too
many plots into one novel. As you read Red Phoenix
Rising you are wondering whether it is truly a
romance, a suspense/mystery or a war dissertation. Alaina
and Blackhart come off as two spoiled children who never
know quite what they want to be if they ever grow up. I will
say that the two characters do act like grown-ups to the
other characters it is just their interaction to each other
that is one-dimensional. Unfortunately for the reader their
relationship is the story.