Final Target (Dublin Mafia: Triskelion Team #1) by Zara Keane
Overview by Publisher:
This book reminded me a lot of Georgia Cates Sin series. Instead of being centered around Scottish mafia, it’s Ireland. Both books feature a female lead who is an agent for the FBI/MI6. So, I had high hopes that this book would be similar in style and plot.
This is a stand alone book within the new series. Unlike the Sin Trilogy, the next story will feature another family member instead of continuing Lar and Moira’s saga.
A lot of this story is centered around the events of five years ago when Moira was undercover in Boston and dating Lar. She has come to Dublin to get close to Lar’s uncle Frank who she thinks was responsible for the bomb that killed her family in Northern Ireland.
There is a lot of plot in this story – but somehow is all seems to work. I am just realizing how much complexity there is to the story and how many pieces there are to the puzzle. Moira is a tough cookie. She is a strong woman who is willing to do whatever it takes to get her results. I think this is how this book differs from other contemporary romance novels. Neither Lar or Moira are innocent. They have done things that are considered contemptible in our society.
The romance between the two isn’t really romance. It’s lust and possession. Lar in still in love with Moira, regardless of the strippers and porn stars who grace his bed. Although he did think she was dead. Moira can’t stay away from Lar and keeping secrets gets even harder.
This book was really about two people reconnecting and working together to find the truth about the twisted past of the Irish mafias and IRA. I found the mystery plot intriguing and it looks like I will have to read the next book to find out as the story ends on a cliffhanger. I liked the connection between Lar and Moira and how they found their way back to each other. While Lar and Moira are not the most likeable characters, they fit in well with the circumstances and the setting. While this book isn’t the same as the Sin Series, it’s still an interesting look at the IRA and the mafia in Ireland.