A beautiful girl from a cruise ship is washed up on shore. It’s the sister of one of Adie Sturm’s tour group members. Whether the police want her involvement or not, Adie has to investigate when a close friend suspiciously overdoses.Shady characters track her movements in caverns and on Mayan ruins in order to enable a master plan carefully conceived by a psychotic criminal. With delicious men like chocolate distracting her, will martial artist Adie Sturm find the man of her dreams or will she be the next victim?
Dead Dirty is the fifth book in the Adie Sturm Mystery series by Anastasia Amor, a splendid meld of mystery, murder, and sleuth. It starts with the body of a beautiful girl from a cruise ship washed ashore in Cozumel. The brother, a member of Adie Sturm’s tour group, doesn’t look as surprised as he should be. A friend’s overdose and a suspicious incident push Adie to start asking questions. She has barely started with the investigation when deadly and shadowy characters begin to track her movements. Who wants to stop her so desperately and why, and can she get to the bottom of the mystery before someone kills her? The narrative begins on a note of suspense as a character left for dead contemplates sweet revenge and imagines what it is going to feel like. The reader wants to know who this character is and who his enemies are. I enjoyed the stream of consciousness, the foreshadowing that readers experience before the action, and the author uses this style to explore the mindset of the characters and their emotions. Adie is a complex character, a martial arts fighter, a woman whose romantic life is a mess with interest shown from her ex and another man. The relationships between the characters are so well defined to allow the emotional side of the story to develop. Dead Dirty is cunningly plotted and written with the deftness of a master’s hand. - Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite
“This latest adventure with beautiful Adie Sturm is guaranteed not to disappoint you. Adie’s quick wit and martial arts skills saves her from becoming another victim of a psychotic killer. I highly recommend this book to all enthusiasts of action-romance novels. You won’t be able to put the book down. I really loved this last book so much. Adie’s adventures keep getting better and better and beautifully written .” - Carol D, Ottawa, Canada
“I am thoroughly enjoying The Adie Sturm series. She is a smart, intelligent Lady but what makes her special is that she is very human, prone to the same frailties as the rest of us. These are books that are very hard to put down because we want to know what is going to happen next. Keep the good work Anastasia.” - Gary Lord, Toronto, Ontario, Canada