Author: Dirk Greyson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 210 Pages
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Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Dayton “Day” Ingram is recovering from an injury suffered in Mexico—and from his failed relationship with fellow Scorpion agent, Knight. While researching an old government document, Day realizes he might be holding the key to finding an artistic masterpiece lost since WWII.
But the Russians are looking for it too, and have a team in place in Eastern Europe hunting it down. Day and Knight are brought back together when they are charged with getting to the painting first.
Knight wants to leave Mexico and everything that happened there behind, and return to the life he had—except it wasn’t much of a life. When he’s partnered up with Day, keeping his distance proves to be challenging. But Day is as stubborn as Knight and isn’t willing to let him walk away.
Their assignment leads them through Germany and Austria with agents hot on their tail—agents willing to do whatever it takes to get to the masterpiece first. If Day and Knight can live long enough to find the painting, they might also discover something even more precious—each other.
Review: Dayton Ingram thought he may have something going with Knighton after his very first field job, in the Yucatan, stopping a terrorist threat. But Knight disappoints Day. The ex-Marine still mourns the death of his wife and son. He carries guilt over the new information about their murders that was revealed to him by a terrorist. Even though Day saved his life and his job, Knight stays away from the injured Day.
Day is somewhat recovered and back at his desk job but feels like he has a lost his chance at doing fieldwork. Diamato, boss of the Scorpion agents, gives Day a new assignment, researching some communications. With the help of his co-worker, Kyper, he discovers some information about paintings by the artist Raphael. Once again, Knight and Day are teamed up to find the missing paintings that were supposed to have been destroyed by the Nazi’s during the Cold War. When Knight goes to bat for Day, they head for Europe and the salt mines of Austria to try and find the hidden artworks. Everywhere they go they are being followed, someone is leaking information to the enemy.
Knight and Day are still dealing with their roller coaster emotions for each other. Day would like something more serious, but he faces the fact he could get his heart broken. When Albert comes into the picture, we get to see Knight almost become nurturing. But whatever personal issues plague Knight and Day, they always have each other’s backs.
History from the cold war, Nazi’s, Russians and Germans, a ploy to make Russia look like a friendly ally to Poland, fast car chases—from Germany to Austria—needless to say, Sun and Shadow is another action packed adventure/mystery installment in the Day and Knight series. Whether Day and Knight were racing against the enemy or just having moments with each other, the story moved at a good pace and had me wanting more.
If you want a more thorough picture of Day and Knight’s introduction, read Day and Knight, the first book in this thrilling series by Dirk Greyson.
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