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Crazy Gets Deadly Serious,
This review is from: Crazy Sweet (Mass Market Paperback)This is Book Six in the Crazy Series and tells the story of Travis and Gillian, or Red Dog. The series revolves around an elite Task force working directly for the government by the name of SDF. All previous car thieves who were caught and rehabilitated before being they could go to prison, they base themselves in a chop-shop and build and sell muscle cars as cover, occasionally racing them.
Travis, the former Angel model for artist Nikki Chronopolous and therefore introduced to the elite SDF team via her husband, Kid Chaos. Facing a life and death situation and feeling inadequste in comparison to the rest of the team, Travis has been taking lessons from the squad and has honed his skills to perfection. During one of his assignments, he is introduced to Gillian Pentycote and the two of them spent the night together.
However, Gillian is captured due to a case of mistaken identity and injected with a new drug being tested as a weapon and it has removed all of her memories apart from the last one she had - her "Angel" Travis. The SDF team take on the responsibility of training her as they know how and send her out on missions, surprised at how the former secretary has surpassed their physical and emotional expectations to become an elite killer named Red Dog.
We pick up the story as Red Dog returns from a mission and continues in her quest for vengeance against the man that did this to her and who is a former CIA agent gone rogue. Red Dog steps outside the boundaries in her quest for revenge putting the team in danger and forcing them into a diffficult situation.
This is another fast-paced story from Ms Janzen and she brings all her former characters into play from her previous books which is handles well as the team are all strong and immensely likable. I did find this book very heavy-going at times as the material is so dark it must lead to a more serious story. However, as with all of her books, we are allowed to explore the characteristics and developing story-lines of some of the other members of the team throughout the book, and the introduction of C Smith Rydell and Honoria York adds some necessary light relief - I am hoping the next Steel Street book will involve them.