Sydney Rye is in the Amazon; her job is to protect a Texas oilman and his family against whom there have been credible threats. Jet, an enigmatic female assassin is also in the Amazon, and her mission is to kill the oilman. These two determined women are highly-skilled, and possess a fierce determination to do their jobs, but when they finally meet, they sense a connection despite being on opposite sides. Jet succeeds in killing the oilman, and Sydney fails to kill her, even when she had the chance. Now, Sydney’s bosses want her to track Jet down, not to kill her, but to try and hire her for their side.
It Takes Two by Emily Kimelman is a chilling novella about two women who suddenly find themselves allied, even though they are, by their employment, supposed to be enemies. The author packs a lot into a short tale, keeping the reader in suspense until the explosive ending. Strong, well-written female protagonists, operating in a male-dominated profession, Sydney and Jet turn the tables on both their organizations, and do what they think is right rather than what they’ve been ordered to do.
After reading this story, you’ll be hooked on this author and her amazing characters. She takes the world we think we know and turns it upside down and inside out. What’s not to like about that?
I received this book free in exchange for an unbiased review. I give this one four stars.