Lightning in a Mirror by Jayne Ann Krentz is the third novel in the Fogg Lake paranormal romantic suspense series and with it comes answers about the mysterious Vortex Lab. While this is the end of the series, there is more to learn in the Arcane world that Krentz has created and more artifacts to be discovered.
by Jayne Ann Krentz
Series: Fogg Lake #3
Genres: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense
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The final installment in the chilling Fogg Lake trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz.
Olivia LeClair's experiment with speed dating is not going well. First there was the nasty encounter with the date from hell who tried to murder her and now the mysterious Harlan Rancourt—long believed dead—sits down at her table and tells her she's the only one who can help him locate the legendary Vortex lab.
This is not what Olivia had in mind when she signed up for the Four Event Success Guaranteed package offered by the dating agency. She doesn't have much choice, though, because her psychic investigation firm works for the mysterious Foundation and Victor Arganbright, the director, is adamant that she assist Harlan. There's just one problem—no one knows Harlan's real agenda. His father once ran the Foundation like a mob organization, and Harlan was destined to be his heir. There's a real possibility Harlan has returned to claim his inheritance.
For now, however, it's a case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend because others are after the secrets of the long-lost lab. Unfortunately for Olivia, the one thing friend and foe have in common is that everyone is convinced she is the key. Her unique psychic talent is required to defuse the ticking time bomb that is Vortex.
Neither trusts the other but Olivia and Harlan soon realize they must work together to survive and unlock the Bluestone Project's most dangerous secrets before more innocent people die.
I was delighted we would finally learn about Harlan Rancourt, the mysterious son of the murdered foundation leader. The story also belongs to Olivia LeClair. She is an aura reader and Cat’s partner. They own a private investigator agency that has helped Victor Arganbright, the director of the Foundation.
Harlan comes out of hiding and asks Victor for help to find the Vortex Lab. Victor asks Olivia to assist him. The two meet in the middle of a speed dating session. It was an interesting meet cute.
As it typical of this genre, the romance is of the insta-love variety, but the two work well together and Krentz did a good job of building trust and making both their attraction and feelings feel genuine.
I loved the chase to find the Vortex lab and the villains we encounter. We spend some time in Fogg Lake and get to see both Olivia and Harlan’s unique gifts. Krentz ties threads from the first two books and answers questions regarding the artifact dealer, the secret labs and the attack on the former director.
The suspense and danger slowly built as learn more about the lab, the man running it and why he needs Olivia. The story pulled me in and held me captive, allowing the outside world to slip away.
I loved the mentions of the Jones family and others who collect these dangerous artifacts to keep the world safe. This series, while standalone, has ties to the Arcane Society books and Harmony series, that take place in the past, present, and future. They are written under her other names as well, Amanda Quick (historical) and Jayne Castle (futuristic).
While I was sad to see this trilogy end, Krentz wrapped things up but left just enough open to revisit the Foundation and Fogg Lake again.
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I picked up the first book in this series kind of on a whim and ended up really enjoying it. I’m so excited for this one!
I’ve been wondering about this book and series. It sounds so good. I’m glad you enjoyed it and thought it was a good ending book for the series.
Glad to know it ended on a good note.
i suppose I have to read from book 1, seeing that how she managed to go from dating agency to a lab and artifact hunting?
Great review KIm, I’m listening to this right now.
It’s great to see that the conclusion was a good one there!
I really need to get busy on her backlist since all the crossover mentions had me curious. Enjoyed this one, too.