The third daughter in the magical Drake family, Abigail, has an affinity with things of the sea and travels the world, studying dolphins. Her other stronger magical ability is to have people admit their secrets and she can detect the truth in what they say. This hasn't made her many friends over her lifetime, but it has been the linchpin in her relationship with Alexsandr Volstov, whom she met and loved in Russia 4 years before the opening of this book. Alexsandr is an agent investigating a series of international thefts from Russia, which Abbey senses, is not all he is in America for. And she is right - Alexsandr has long realised that he cannot live without her, and while he hates the danger that Abbey is in when she witnesses a murder at the opening of the tale, he cannot but help take advantage of the opportunity to be with her again.
The novel is filled with magic, sisterhood and a good thumping suspense / adventure. The action scenes are strongly drawn, and I especially enjoyed the catching up with the baddies at the end of the tale. I am a long admirer of Feehan, and especially enjoy her 'Dark' series. So far for me the Drake Sisters have not quite measured up to them, and in these tales Feehan's affinity for the dramatic sometimes leads to over flowery prose. It lacks the vitality of all characters that I've found in the dark series - in the Drake Sisters the focus is on the sisters relationship and that of the central male and female - the men from the previous 2 stories are omitted entirely, although the women are not. I'm also pretty sure that a hardened agent wouldn't speak so openly of his emotions and feelings, nor would the male sheriff be as openly affectionate and forthcoming to the sisters. This is necessary to forward the plot, as mostly it is the two men that have knowledge of the events to carry the story forward. That said, the strong female characters, bonding between the sisters, magic and steamy scenes make up in some way for these niggles.