Saturday, February 19, 2022

Book & Audio Review: A Sense of Danger by Jennifer Estep

A Sense of Danger

Jennifer Estep
Narrator: Helen Laser, Grant Cartwright
Publication: Jennifer Estep (November 16, 2021); Audible Originals (November 12, 2020
Length: 367 p.; 11 hours and 4 minutes

Description: Bestselling author Jennifer Estep serves up a stand-alone urban fantasy adventure filled with secrets, lies, and super spies with amazing magical abilities. Perfect for fans of Alias, James Bond, Jason Bourne, Nikita, and Netflix’s Bodyguard.

A SPY . . .

My name is Charlotte Locke, and I’m an analyst for Section 47, a secret government agency that tracks terrorists, criminals, and other paramortal bad guys who want to unleash their abilities on an unsuspecting mortal world. I have a magical form of synesthesia that senses danger and uncovers lies—making me a stealthy operative.

I’m trudging through another day when one of Section’s cleaners—assassins—takes an interest in me. I don’t need my synesthesia to realize that he is extremely dangerous and that he will do anything to achieve his goals—even if it means putting me in the line of fire.


I’m Desmond Percy, one of Section 47’s most lethal cleaners. I’m also a man on a mission, and I need Charlotte Locke’s skills to help me keep a promise, settle a score, and kill some extremely bad people.

Charlotte might not like me, but we’re stuck together until my mission is over. Still, the more time we spend together, the more I’m drawn to her. But at Section 47, you never know who you can trust—or who might want you dead.

My Thoughts: Charlotte Locke works for Section 47, a secret government agency that tracks down paramortals who break the law. She is an analyst and a Legacy since her father and grandmother worked for the agency too. She is also deeply in debt because of medical bill from her grandmother's cancer and from her father's adventures in South America where ransom was demanded and Section 47 refused to pay. 

Desmond Percy is another Legacy. He's a cleaner, otherwise known as an assassin. Since he is the sole survivor of a trap that killed his best friend and partner and a number of other agents, Desmond is determined to track down the man he sees as responsible. Charlotte is the foremost expert on one of that man's associates and Desmond needs her help to track him down.

Someone obviously thinks that Charlotte knows more than she thinks she knows because she is suddenly under attack from rogue cleaners. Desmond appoints himself her bodyguard. Together the two need to track down and eliminate the bad guys and find the mole in Section 47.

The action was fast-paced and furious. I also liked that both Charlotte and Desmond have paramortal powers that help in their investigation and help to keep them alive.

This was an entertaining new urban fantasy title and, hopefully, the first book in a series. It had an intriguing and unique system of magic. The characters were interesting people too. I liked the banter between them and the romance that happened as they got to know each other. 

Favorite Quote:
My inner voice might have whispered danger-danger-danger when faced with Rosalita and her men, but as soon as Desmond had appeared, that voice had risen to a shrieking scream, and DANGER! DANGER! DANGER! pounded in my mind over and over again, matching the pulses of pain ripping through my body.
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it's going to be an offical series, but I've seen on Jennifer Estep's social media that she's written a novella in the Section 47 world (I think it's a Christmas one) which I'm excited for, because I agree, I need more of this world :)


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