ReviewKate is the girl we all dream of loving: compelling ... and compelled by her heart in a driving tale thats both an adventure and a profound snapshot of who we all are. Shes the new Bond, only better because shes a woman, with all theMoreReviewKate is the girl we all dream of loving: compelling ... and compelled by her heart in a driving tale thats both an adventure and a profound snapshot of who we all are. Shes the new Bond, only better because shes a woman, with all the intelligence a female freshly brings to the table.
The stale and shop-worn should read at their own risk- the young, eat your hearts out! This is who you want to be ... or be lucky enough to love. --David Franzoni, Academy award-winning producer/author of GladiatorProduct DescriptionJournalist Kate Allen knows she is good at her job, but fears shell never live up to her true potential while she works at a womens magazine in Philadelphia.
When she interviews Rene Socarov, the dashing French actor, she has no idea that her dreams will be realized through a sudden and shocking turn of events. Armed only with Renes insistence that she find Andreas, Kate boards a flight to Paris, starting a fast-paced race against time. Andreas seems to have something to hide. And the charming English diplomat she falls for may not be who he seems.
With Renes ominous last words still ringing in her ears, she needs to find answers of her own. Whos behind a series of mysterious deaths in the Socarov family? Why is her every move tracked by ex-KGB mafia? And where can she find the last remaining member of the Socarov family, Renes brother Vladimir? Fast-paced thriller and high stakes romance collide in this frantic chanse across Europe. Can Kate Allen solve the mystery before its too late? The Black Sea is the first novel in the Kate Allen franchise.About the AuthorVP Von Hoehen is a journalist, author and screenwriter.
He was born in Vancouver in 1967, the son of a European industrialist father and a socialite mother. Educated in Canada and the United States, he has lived in Spain and the United Kingdom. He majored in marketing and has worked extensively in the film, communications and restaurant industries.
Tracing his family origins, he developed a keen interest in European history and has studied many of the dynasties of the 19th and 20th centuries. VP has contributed articles for many publications worldwide, including reviews, interviews and critical essays. He is an active blogger, reviewing restaurants, hotels and spas, and the founder of an exclusive dining club in London. VP lives in London with his wife, where he combines his passions for business, the arts, history and food.