A Hannah Sampson Mystery by Kathy Brandt
Review: Under Pressure, the aptly titled fourth underwater investigation by Kathy Brandt featuring British Virgin Islands detective Hannah Sampson, is a thrilling adventure with multiple suspense threads woven through a fast-paced plot.
The very brief first chapter succinctly sets up the mystery—a small plane carrying eleven passengers plunges into the Caribbean. Was the crash an accident or sabotage? If the latter, how was it accomplished, by whom, and for what reason? Though subtitled "an underwater investigation", most of the investigating by Hannah takes place on dry land. This minor point does not diminish the story at all, as the initial underwater scenes serve as an important first step in the solving the mystery behind the downed plane. Even with a limited number of suspects, Brandt provides a clever twist in the end that may surprise some readers.
Under Pressure concludes without completely resolving some of the personal issues in Hannah's life, keeping the door open for more intrigue in the future.
Acknowledgment: Breakthrough Promotions provided a copy of Under Pressure for this review.
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Location(s) referenced in Under Pressure: British Virgin Islands
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Under Pressure by Kathy Brandt — A Hannah Sampson Mystery
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publication Date: June 2006
List Price: $6.99