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The Avenue of the Dead 05/21/11
The Avenue of the Dead by Evelyn Anthony is the second of the Davina Graham series of books. The first book, The Defector, I haven't read. I'm also not quite sure how I heard about this series or why I added this particular book to my wishlist. Mystery books (meaning those I no longer remember adding to my list) are the reason I'm now making an effort to read and review books from that list while I can still remember adding them!
This book opens with the death of Davina Graham's lover, an ex-KGB agent. Her desire for closer puts her on a case involving the ambassador's wife who insists she's in danger. Everyone around her says she's just high strung. Davina's investigations though give credence to her story and leads her to a small town in Mexico.
The book is a complex thriller and in the vein of an Ian Fleming or Robert Ludlum novel. There are times when it feels dated but it's well paced that those moments don't matter.
I liked it well enough that I want to go back and read the book that started the series.