Review: First You Run by Roxanne St. Claire

Posted April 11, 2008 by Casee in Reviews | 4 Comments

Review: First You Run by Roxanne St. ClaireReviewer: Casee
First You Run by Roxanne St. Claire
Series: Bullet Catcher #4
Also in this series: Then You Hide

Publication Date: March 25th 2008
Genres: Fiction, Suspense
Pages: 368
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Series Rating: four-stars


Bullet Catcher Adrien Fletcher is on a mission to track down a baby given up in a black market adoption thirty years ago. He has a list of possible names and one tantalizing clue: the infant girl had been marked with a tiny tattoo. And since tattoo-hunting will mean getting up close and personal with the women on his list, he's the perfect man for the job.

But when Fletch meets Miranda Lang, he knows she can never be just a name on his list. If she's not his target, he should move on and find the right woman, despite their electrifying attraction. But Miranda is on her own mission, and every step takes her closer to a deadly trap. Fletch may be the only man who can protect her...forcing him to choose between duty and desire.


Bloody buggering hell.

I can totally see Fletch saying that, right down to the expression on his face. That’s how well Rocki St. Claire has written this character. Fletch is definitely one of my favorite Bullet Catcher’s now.

Fletch has agreed to help his old friend Jack, even after the cluster that got Jack booted from the Bullet Catcher team. Risking the wrath of Lucy Sharpe, Fletch asks to use Bullet Catcher resources to help track down a woman who was given up as a baby in a black market adoption. Trying to appeal to Lucy’s softer side (if she has one), Fletch tells her about the woman who gave birth and now sits in jail dying of leukemia. Oh and she’s innocent of course.

Bloody buggering hell.

Reluctantly given permission by Lucy, Fletch starts his mission. After crossing several candidates off his list, Dr. Miranda Lang is next on his list. Arriving where she is discussing her very controversial novel about the Mayan Prophecies, he’s on hand to help Miranda when the discussion takes a turn for the worse. Instant trust is established, of course. Why would it not be when Fletch got Miranda out of what could have turned into a very dangerous situation?

Getting to know Miranda makes Fletch realize that seducing her and leaving her might not be as easy as he originally thought. Though prepared to do what’s necessary, Fletch will also protect Miranda from the fanatics who are so opposed to Miranda’s take on the Mayan Prophecies. Convincing her to let him accompany her to her next two signings turns out to be the best decision Miranda ever made. This is after the bookstore she’s supposed to sign at is blown up.

Bloody buggering hell.

Now Fletch has to not only protect Miranda, but possibly tell her she’s adopted. Since she obviously has no clue that she was part of a black market adoption, that will be rather tricky.

This is another stellar addition to the Bullet Catcher Series. While I wasn’t too impressed with Miranda as a heroine, I luuuuved Fletch. I think fans of this series will enjoy this latest addition.

4 out of 5.

Series Order:

Kill Me Twice
Thrill Me to Death
Take Me Tonight
First You Run
Then You Hide (July ’08)
Now You Die (Sept ’08)


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4 responses to “Review: First You Run by Roxanne St. Claire

  1. I just began reading the second book in this series and so far I am enjoying Thrill Me To Death.. I have the third one on hand, and if it proves to be good as well, I will be getting the fourth.

  2. This is the next book in my TBR pile. I had no doubt it would be great, but it’s good to hear it. (BTW, didn’t read the review because I don’t want spoilers, but your 4.0 is enough). 🙂

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