Power Struggle By Carolyn Arnold

 

Detective Madison Knight Series Book 8

Power Struggle
Power Struggle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STORY-LINE POWER STRUGGLE BY CAROLYN ARNOLD:

Constantine Romanov almost killed Detective Madison Knight, ten months ago.  Romanov fled to Russia and his Russian Mafia partners after his arrest.  In Power Struggle, Madison’s in therapy to deal with the aftermath of the trauma Romanov inflicted.  Madison’s called to the murder scene of Jimmy Bates; he’s the man who killed her grandfather. Released from prison and working as an accountant, Bates murder‘s gruesome.  He’s stabbed twenty-seven times.  Madison remembers the death of Lillian Norton; murdered in almost the same fashion.  A crime committed by Constantine Romanov.

Even though Madison’s watching her every move, Romanov leaves a note on her car threatening her and the ones she loves.  Will Madison win this war with Romanov or will he succeed in killing her?  My book reviews of Power Struggle follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Author Carolyn Arnold created an intense crime drama in Power Struggle.  Giving Madison many issues to overcome, her character’s realistic and believable.  After all, who wouldn’t have problems with flashbacks and emotional trauma after her ordeal she experienced.  Not only did the trauma affect her mentally, but she’s also suffering physical problems.  A strong, smart, and determined woman, Madison’s frighted of Romanov’s capacity for cruelty.  Madison has found love with Troy and worries for his and her friend’s safety;  however, will their love survive this case?   Does she believe in their love will last the long haul?

Romanov plays cat and mouse games with Madison.  Who will win?  Madison’s emotionally involved in this case;  at times recklessly.  Will her objectivity become clouded by her emotions and the trauma she endured at Romanov’s hands?  Everyone’s giving Madison grief;  from her sister, Troy, Terry, to her superior.  Regardless, she will not hide from Romanov;   as he leaves bodies in his wake, she races to find him.  Arnold‘s Power Struggle, with gritty, hard-boiled, down and dirty believable action, shows law enforcement at their finest.  As well as, the struggle to overcome a devastating experience,  Arnold shows how the aftermath affects fellow law enforcement officers, friends, and family.  Carolyn Arnold included family dynamics in Power Struggle, which added depth to the story.

Arnold kept the suspense at high peak throughout.  Power Struggle will keep you on the edge of your seat.  I found Arnold‘s characters well-developed;  along with writing which is easy to follow.  She paced and plotted this book well;  filling it with action, suspense, human drama, twists and turns, and police procedural;  keeping me glued to the pages of this book.  With many plot threads, Arnold brought all the threads together to form an intense crime story.  I would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend.

POWER STRUGGLE RECOMMENDATION:  STARS 4

FINALLY PLEASE NOTE:

Additionally, I received this book from the author, and I chose to review the book with honest crime suspense book reviews voluntarily.  Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion.  Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions.  Also, no one influences my voluntary crime suspense book reviews.

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