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Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite
Isabella, the author of Razor's Edge, is one very prolific and clever writer. This lady knows how to plot a riveting story, full of action, nasty characters, crime and violence. But at the same time, she knows how to make her key players, in this case, Luce and her lover, Brooke, touch our hearts with their love and sensitivity so that good prevails in the midst of all the mayhem. Razor's Edge will intrigue readers who aren't used to seeing women wear the pants in both personal relationships and in corporate affairs. These are the women with roles and personalities society associates with men. These women are competent, intelligent and tough. They don't buckle or fall apart when the going gets rough. Instead the rougher it gets, the tougher they get.
As the head of the Yakuza organization, Luce is a no BS woman who can match any man. If a man messes with her organization or those she loves, as the evil Petrov and Frank do, the price they might pay is death at the end of a bullet. So too, her lover, Brooke, who initially appears as the softer side of the couple, surprises even Luce as she executes a solution that will bring down both Petrov and Frank and put an end, for the time being, to the turf wars between the two sides. What will be most pleasing to female readers is seeing that the men's usual tools of violence against women are no match for the intelligence of Luce and Brooke!
Isabella has written two previous books about the Yakuza organization that might be worth reading for background on Luce and Brooke before starting Razor's Edge. That isn't necessary to understanding and enjoying this gripping, high tension, cleverly plotted book, but readers might like to know where and how it all began. There is a list of Isabella's books provided at the end of the Razor's Edge. Occasionally, perhaps in the effort to keep the reader guessing, some scene changes and what might have happened between them cause a bit of confusion. And there are unanswered questions at the end of the book too. But perhaps that's exactly what Isabella wanted i.e. is there another book in the series already being planned? Who knows?