Chris Corbett is an undercover government
agent. Fronting as a lawyer with his familyís law firm, he
sometimes is so deep undercover that he isnít seen for
months. Because of this, he has remained a bachelor with no
ties to try and bind him. That is, until his younger brother
calls him and asks him for help. When he arrives, he meets
Villia Leon, a passionate woman that he finds he has to
possess. No matter that the only thing he can offer is no
Villia Leon is the best friend of Chris
Corbettís sister in law. She is used to being on her own with
no one to tell her what to do or check up on her. She
constantly tells herself that she does not need anyone when
the opposite is more truthful. She finds herself craving Chris
Corbett and while he refuses to promise her forever, a girl
Chris and Villia are explosive when
together, but Chrisí frequent absences and unwillingness to
explain his job keeps him and Vi at odds with each other.
Chrisí job is hazardous and he refuses to bring Vi into the
danger that is his day to day life while on assignment. When
months pass and there is no word from Chris, Vi does the
unthinkable. She begins to see someone else. Someone who has
an agenda and that agenda isnít roses and diamonds. Suddenly,
Vi is an unknown pawn in the game of espionage of which Chris
is a supposed player.
Clandestine Impasse is a good read. Several
things within the plot made me search to think of what was
going to happen next. Many times I found myself looking for
the angle that would tie part of the story in with the next.
Chris Corbett, for all his manly sexiness came across as being
a bit selfish to me and more than once I wanted to be the one
to kill him. Vi, while having skin almost an inch thick, was
a bit more personable. Craving what she didnít have growing
up, I found the choices she made concerning Chris and his lack
of communication realistic. I, myself, would not have been as
accepting or as nice.
Clandestine Impasse is suspenseful and
intriguing. I liked the storyline but found myself not liking
the hero. That aside, I figured if Vi could put up with Chris,
then I could as well. I would like to read more from this
author, especially the next story about Chrisí family.