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Beauty in a bottle. Earth's most captivating scent. Danger hidden in petals of pink. From the corporate boardroom to the New Guinea rainforest, the hunt is on to capture 'the very breath of beauty' and secure the success of struggling perfumers Cassie and Nick Dixon. When the fragrance 'Cassandra' is at last unveiled, the public goes wild, and the Dixons are crowned the queen and king of fashion aroma. Then the unthinkable happens. 'Cassandra' has a dark side. And it's about to wreak deadly havoc ... havoc mirrored in the emptiness of Cassie's soul. As a war rages in her heart, Cassie desperately struggles to regain her spiritual footing. But will her desire for success cost her and Nick everything they have worked so hard to accomplish? The deadly qualities of beauty come to life and the stakes couldn't be higher in this riveting new thriller. Scent will overwhelm the senses.
Clint Kelly is a communications specialist for Seattle Pacific University and the author of Scent, the first book in the Sensations series, as well as novels for both children and adults. As a journalist and freelance writer, he has written on a wide variety of topics, from dinosaurs to child rearing. Clint and his family live in the Seattle area.
In Scent by C. L. Kelly, readers get to explore the world of the perfume industry through the Azure World CEOs, Cassie and Nick Dixon. Nick is off in some jungle trying to find the flower that will take their company off the B-list, while Cassie is trying to keep the company running in his absence. Personal and corporate scandal threatens to keep the Dixons from releasing the scent that will allow Azure Worlds doors to remain open. Finally, the new fragrance, Cassandra, is released. Sales rise, awards are received, but then people using the product start to die. The scent that is saving the company is killing the customers.
C. L. Kelly takes the foreign world of the perfume industry and makes the readers feel as though they are moguls. It is easy to put yourself into the everyday lives of the Dixons, even if yours doesnt involve an assassination plot, a jungle trek, or a corporate spy. Kelly has brought everything to his pages that a reader could want. The events of the story force readers to think about corporate ethics, personal standards, individual testimonies, and universal values.
Conflict is what keeps us turning pages, so anyone who picks up this book will have no problem reading the entire saga. Once readers finish, they will be waiting for the release of the second book in Kellys Scentsation series. Alyssa Curry, Christian Book Previews.com