The ninth and last book in the White House Chef Mystery series, published January 5, 2016.
Genre: cozy mystery with recipes
Cover: good, I want one!
White House executive chef Ollie Paras has served plenty of meals to foreign dignitaries from around the world. But someone is ready to serve her an ice-cold dish of revenge.... Things are about to really heat up for Ollie. News of a bombing and attempted breakout at a federal prison reveals that the brother of a terrorist she helped defeat is back with a vengeance. And after she gets mugged on her way home from work, the Secret Service won't leave her side, fearing that she is now a target. When a White House staff member is murdered, officials rush into action over a possible security breach. It may be time for Ollie to trade in her apron for a bullet-proof vest as she becomes part of a bold strategy to make sure this terrorist gets his just desserts.
Julie Hyzy explained in a nice blogpost why she has to stop writing this series, and the possibility that another author might take it over, as she doesn't own it. I don't know about other readers, but I am a fan of an author, not of a publisher, so I don't think I could read on in another author's style.
I think she did a marvellous job on this last book in the series, leaving the ending kind of open, so the next author can do with it what he or she wants.
It was suspenseful, and though on Ollie and her husband Gav, but again Ollie managed to get herself out of danger.
I loved it, and I will probably read this series again some day. It is very well written, and I can imagine being in the White House and seeing all those amazing rooms.
Julie, thank you for writing such an entertaining story!