A Marie Perdita Suspense

Fiction - Suspense
334 Pages
Reviewed on 09/29/2023
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Reviewed by Lexie Fox for Readers' Favorite

Purdue: A Marie Perdita Suspense is a work of fiction in the suspense and thriller genres. It is suitable for ages 14 and over and was penned by Charles D'Amico. Purdue is a compelling tale that delves into the world of espionage and the relentless pursuit of justice. We follow the enigmatic and formidable Marie Perdita, a former intelligence officer determined to atone for her past mistakes. However, it is her inner turmoil, haunted by the specter of Jason Gaines and his empire, that genuinely defines her character. Her decision to confront Gaines head-on in the vibrant and treacherous setting of New Orleans sets the stage for a high-stakes showdown.

Charles D'Amico's storytelling prowess shines through in his use of descriptions, characters, and his ability to build suspense as he weaves a vivid and constantly engaging tale of redemption, betrayal, and intrigue that will keep you hooked from start to finish. D'Amico's writing is sharp and enthralling, with a keen eye for detail and a knack for building tension. The story unfolds at a non-stop pace, keeping readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Purdue is a testament to the author's ability to craft intricate plots and compelling characters, but what really sets this novel apart is the intricate web of relationships and conflicts among the characters. In conclusion, Purdue is a must-read for fans of espionage thrillers and complex, morally ambiguous heroes that will leave readers eagerly anticipating the next installment in Marie Perdita's gripping journey.

K.C. Finn

Perdue: A Marie Perdita Suspense is a work of fiction in the suspense, mystery, and thriller subgenres, and it forms part of a spinoff series from the Neil Baggio mysteries. The work is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Charles D'Amico. Readers are in for a thrilling and action-packed novel that explores themes of redemption, justice, and the pursuit of a better life. We are reunited with the newly-renamed Marie Perdita, a former intelligence officer with a troubled past who seeks to atone for her previous mistakes. Raised by a Marine and possessed with a relentless work ethic, she grapples with fear and guilt stemming from her involvement with the sinister Jason Gaines and his drug empire but presses on to New Orleans to take him down.

Author Charles D'Amico's storytelling is fast-paced and engaging, and it was wonderful to return to the Neil Baggio story world with Marie's character as the compelling center of the narrative. The setting of New Orleans was brought to life with vivid descriptions and an emotive sense of atmosphere, creating a vibrant backdrop for the unfolding events that also complement the intensity of the drama. One feature that I found especially enjoyable was the interplay between characters. The tension between Marie and Christian and the need to set aside personal issues for the greater good heighten the stakes and keep the reader engaged whilst also offering D’Amico the chance to display some really slick, enjoyable dialogue. Overall, Perdue is a must-read for fans of suspenseful thrillers with well-developed characters and intricate plots, and fans of the Neil Baggio series will adore these Marie-focused mysteries just as much.

Essien Asian

Erin Beddington is recruited by her associates in the CIA to carry out one more assignment for them. It seems like an old adversary is hatching another plan to sell his illegal merchandise on American soil but this time he has his eye set on infiltrating the New Orleans scene. Erin must take on a new identity to uncover all the details behind this grand scheme before it can get off the ground. She has some help this time as an interesting new face appears to assist her in this task but he may be more of a distraction with his good looks and boyish charm. Only time will tell if she succeeds at her task in Charles D'Amico's Perdue: A Marie Perdita Suspense.

Charles D'Amico's Perdue has his principal character, a multi-talented femme fatale by the name of Marie, go undercover in a bid to expose the evil agenda of her long-running foe. D'Amico's conversations between his characters are extremely lively with the inclusion of language that adds to the feel of an authentic detective mystery and espionage combination. His storyline appears complicated initially when you take in all the different interests at stake but he does an effective job of explaining the positions of each character in the plot so the reader can easily follow from there. The best part of this novel is the way the author interweaves the violence with the romance like an unusual symphony. D'Amico's use of gripping suspense and intelligent conversation when telling his story molds Perdue into the kind of novel that classic crime enthusiasts will appreciate.