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Act of Betrayal: A Britt Montero Mystery - Book Four (Britt Montero Mysteries 4)

Act of Betrayal: A Britt Montero Mystery - Book Four (Britt Montero Mysteries 4) [Kindle Edition]

Edna Buchanan

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The Britt Montero series continues with this thrilling installment from Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna Buchanan.

When Miami crime reporter Britt Montero reports a missing teenager, she discovers that the case may be related to a string of ­­­­unsolved disappearances. As Britt delves into the baffling case, an old mystery opens new wounds: she unexpectedly meets two men who knew her deceased father. Through them, Britt learns that he left a diary identifying the man who betrayed him. But the diary isn’t easily possessed; anyone who finds it seems to be marked for murder. At the height of a terrifying category five hurricane, Britt needs to face the man who betrayed her father in order to uncover more than one truth, but will her hunger for justice turn her into the next victim?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1663 KB
  • Print Length: 283 pages
  • Publisher: Diversion Books (27 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #163,596 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A few problems 28 July 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Buchanan's Britt Montero is a tough independent woman--which is always nice to see but her relationship with her fictional partners is weird. In ACT OF BETRAYAL, the reader is never privy to why Montero and McDonald's relationship is on and off. Furthermore, the author never allows the reader to glimpse, in any depth, what goes on in Montero's brain after the unexpected meeting of the two men in her life. I noticed the same lack of depth in MARGIN OF ERROR--as far as whoever Montero's present heart throb happened to be. The romances are sort of eruptive and then dormant. In addition to a lack of depth in part of Montero's character, a lack of depth was evident in other parts of the book. For instance, I found the reason behind Reyes' perversion to be very weak and unsatisfying. I also found that the plot would ebb and flow with too much detail and then not enough. The plot would nearly stumble and then rush to finish.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seamless melding of plot lines, very suspenseful 11 Jun 1997
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Edna Buchanan writes about Miami as only she can. A Pulitzer prize winning former crime reporter fo the Miami Herald, she is totally familiar with her subject. This excellent crime novel mixes Cuban exile politics, missing boys and a fierce hurricane. The resulting stew is very tasty. It is all very believable since Miami is such a strange place anyway. Her heroine, Britt Montero puts herself in great jeopardy, but at the end prevails over the bad (VERY bad) guy and at the same time, learns a lot about herself. Highly recommended for mystery fans
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous as always. 3 April 2000
By Lisa Pulitzer - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Loved this book as much as all of Buchanan's work. A fabulous read, full of suspense. I highly recommend this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars intricate plotting, great action, too much soap opera 2 Dec 2004
By DWD's Reviews - Published on
Format:Audio Cassette
For the record, I am reviewing this book as a book on tape. The dastardly plots amongst the Cuban exile community keeps this book racing along. Unfortunately, the soap opera of Britt's erratic love life slowed the story down. Nevertheless, it is a good book and I gladly recommend it.

As for the book on tape aspect - it was very well read, including pretty good accents for the aging Cuban conspirators. Good job.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grabs your attention and doesn't let go 22 Oct 2003
By A Customer - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book has it all -- murder, kidnapping, political prisoners, mother/daughter conflicts and even an Act of God. Once the action starts, it doesn't stop. I have a few small quibbles with the book (for instance, the crime that starts the book is never fully explained), but it doesn't really detract from your enjoyment. Best of all, I liked Britt. Her frustration about her story of a lifetime getting pushed to the back burner really rang true with me.
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