E-llegal commerce

Mat Briscoe Series Book 1

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
364 Pages
Reviewed on 06/11/2024
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Author Biography

C.V. Alba is the author of action-packed mystery novels set in the urban environment of 1990s Washington D.C. These gripping crime thrillers are rooted in the years she spent in the business world of high-tech.

There she encountered dishonesty, cover-ups, half-truths and outright lies–even murder and crime as thrilling as any murder mystery. From those experiences she developed her strong female protagonist. Her stories provide fast-paced action and adventure mixed with romance and strong friendships.

C.V. Alba grew up in Europe and the United States. She loves detective and murder mysteries solved by assertive but vulnerable women. She also enjoys walking, music, and most of all, her family. She resides in Virginia with her husband.

C.V. Alba’s work has been published in the Blue Ridge Writers Journal and the Journal of the Virginia Writers Project

    Book Review

Reviewed by Demetria Head for Readers' Favorite

C.V. Alba's E-llegal Commerce is a riveting sleuth mystery and book one in the Mat Briscoe Series. It’s set against the backdrop of the bustling high-tech business world of the 1990s. Mat Briscoe, a computer whiz seeking a fresh start, finds herself embroiled in a web of intrigue when she takes a job at Kinross Associates. From the mysterious death of her predecessor to the evasive answers from her new colleagues, Mat's curiosity leads her on a perilous journey of discovery. As she delves deeper, she uncovers a network of drug dealers, questionable business practices, and surprising links to her own past. The narrative catapults readers forward, drawing them into Mat's world of secrets, danger, and unexpected twists.

C. V. Alba skillfully develops both the plot and characters, keeping readers holding their breath with each new revelation. Mat Briscoe emerges as a compelling protagonist, driven by intelligence, determination, and a thirst for justice. Her interactions with a colorful cast of characters, including her enigmatic housemate Zorah and the charismatic Greg, add depth and intrigue to the story. The plot unfolds at a brisk pace, with each chapter building suspense and tension until the gripping conclusion. Fans of the sleuth mystery genre will find much to love in E-llegal Commerce. Alba's masterful storytelling, combined with intricate plot twists and well-developed characters, makes for an engaging and immersive read. Whether you're a seasoned mystery enthusiast or new to the genre, this book is sure to captivate and entertain until the very last page.