Review: The Descartes Legacy by Nina Croft

October 16, 2013 Review 1

Review: The Descartes Legacy by Nina Croft

Lucas Grafton has spent the last ten years hunting the Conclave, a secret organization who took everything from him: his wife, his child, his very identity. Now he has a lead—an imminent terrorist attack on London—code-named Descartes.

Born with a genetic illness, Jenna Young has always known she was different. But the unexpected death of her father catapults her into a world of murder and terrorism she never expected. In order to stay alive, she must solve a twenty-five year old mystery—and her only ally a hard bitter man in search or retribution, her only clue the Descartes Highlands, an area on the near side of the moon.

Luke’s need for revenge collides with Jenna’s hunt for the past, and together they must stand against the Conclave. All the while uncovering the truth behind Jenna’s illness, a truth that will make Jenna question her very humanity.

Title: The Descartes Legacy
Author: Nina Croft
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Temporal Shift, Flying Through Fire, Falling for the Bad Girl, His Fantasy Bride
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: September 30, 2013
Genres: Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 250
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Stars: four-stars

The Descartes Legacy is a very intriguing and thrilling read with a touch of science fiction.

Luke spends all his time trying to take down the Conclave, the group of people responsible for the loss of his family.  Jenna was born with a genetic illness and after her father dies she is catapulted into a world of murder and terrorism.  Luke’s need to revenge clashes with his need to protect Jenna and she learns secrets that rock the very foundation of her life.

With action from beginning to end, this story is very engaging with surprising twists that keep the reader guessing. The action scenes are depicted in a well orchestrated and believable way that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. The author has created a world with a well developed plot that is fast paced and entertaining with characters that have strong, captivating personalities that draw the reader deeper into the story.

The story concentrates more on the conflict and suspense more than romance, but the chemistry between the Luke and Jenna is strong and undeniable and the author captures their emotions with clarity.

While I haven’t found anything that supports that Nina Croft is going to make this a series, I certainly believe there will be one. The ending of the book had a conclusion but it strongly suggests more to come and there was several questions and unresolved issues.  I found the book to be an enjoyable read and I will be very disappointed if there is not another book.

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One Response to “Review: The Descartes Legacy by Nina Croft”

  1. Lori H

    I was recently gifted a copy of this authors BOUND BY NIGHT. I haven’t read anything by her yet and I’m looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing your review 🙂