TABT, The Black Hawk, Joanna Bourne

This is my first book by Joanna Bourne, but it certainly won’t be my last.  In The Black Hawk, she introduced me to a world of espionage spanning Europe in the late 1700s and early 1800s.   The characters, Adrian (Hawker) and Justine (Owl) were gorgeously drawn.  Both flawed, both from REALLY screwed up childhoods (if what they lived through can be called a childhood).  In each other, even as children and spies on often opposite sides, they find that indefinable something that makes them perfectly matched.  Decades later, as adults, they must work together to discover who is targeting Justine, and why.  I loved this book on so many levels.  The characters were unusual, and so real they leapt off the page.  I understand I have three previous books to catch up on, with characters mentioned obliquely in this book and I can’t wait!

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