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Deadly Dance

(A-Tac #5)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  698 ratings  ·  43 reviews
As the intelligence officer for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Hannah Marshall is used to working behind the scenes. But when a brutal murder hits too close to home, Hannah finds herself in the middle of the action, falling in love while racing to outwit a sadistic mastermind.

After the death of her A-Tac partner, Hannah d
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Mar 22, 2012 rated it liked it
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Hannah and Harrison are part of the A-Tac team, off the grid CIA agents whose cover is as professors at an Ivy League college. They’re following up on a disturbing email that Hannah’s teacher’s assistant, Tina, received and it’s leading them down a deadly path. Hannah, Harrison and the team start tracking murders that look to be the work of a serial killer that Harrison knows all too well. He’s convinced that the killer is the same man who killed his twin
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance***

This book is not for the feint of heart. It's a large dose of Criminal Minds where there's a profiler, gruesome murder scenes and some serious jailable for life psycho killer that could be ripped from the headlines. There's so much I want to say about this book but don't want to give away any spoilers so let's see what I can do.

It goes like this:
Hannah Marshall lost her partner Jason and still misses him. Harrison Blake,
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If you haven't read any of the A-Tac books before, then you don't know about the secret branch of the CIA that masquerades as college professors by day and bad ass agents trying to save the world all the other times. It's a premise the works and has me needing to go back and read books 2-4 to catch up on what's been happening with the team.

This installment has intelligence specialist Hannah Marshall and IT specialist Harrison Blake smack dab in the middle of a copycat serial killer taking young
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Book 5 in the A-Tac series which are CIA operatives that all work undercover at Sunderland College.

This was Hannah Marshall (who was Jason's partner who was killed in a previous book) and Harrison Blake (who was previously with the FBI serial killer unit)

As usual at the start of an A-Tac book we have an explosion. The team is following up on a lead on an antiques dealer with ties to the Consortium (an arms cartel they have been trying to bring down throughout the series). What they didn’t real
 Crystal ➳ Reading Between the Wines Book Club
Action, danger and romance - Deadly Dance kept me turning the pages!
This is my first read from the A-Tac series but I love the series arc of undercover CIA agents posing as college professors. Set up well for a stand-alone you get a full and complete tale with Hannah and Harrison with just enough tidbits to interest you in the previous books. I want to read them all now! Hannah and Harrison were dimensional characters that I instantly fell in love with, with heart-breaking backgrounds to overco
Nov 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
General murder and torture don't really bother me that much. But rape specific crimes make me uneasy and uncomfortable. Which means that I skimmed a lot of this book. I just couldn't bring myself to read each abduction and the aftermath. I did like the chemistry between Hannah and Harrison. They've been flirting with each other since he was introduced in book 3 (I think). It's about time they got together. I just wish it wasn't through the most tragic book of the series. ...more
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Feb 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Cyber Killer has returned. Or so it seems. Harrison is sure that the recent disappearances of college students has to be related to the same killer that took his sister from him years before. Now working undercover with the A-TAC team he can’t be sure if the killer has found him out or if this rash of killings right under his nose is a coincidence. His partner, Hannah can’t be sur either but working with Harrison so closely has really started to change her perception of him. No longer is he ...more
Apr 09, 2012 rated it liked it
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When I first picked up Dee Davis, I really enjoyed the different set-up she created for her characters. I’ve never read a book with undercover operatives working as professors, and I have to say I liked it. I liked it a lot. But for some reason, in this book, it didn’t work for me as much as before.

Hannah has been a little down and out since the death of her best friend and fellow A-Tac agent. But with her latest case she has
Jun 10, 2012 rated it liked it
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A free copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for a review.

Deadly dance is the fifth book in the A-Tac series but it is the first that I’ve read. I found it easy to understand and follow. There were a few things that had flowed over from the books before it but they were explained and didn’t detract from the book.

Deadly dance is a book of two half’s. One half is a crime/murder-mystery book, entwined with that is a romance half. The c
Michelle Greathouse
Feb 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Deadly Dance is the fifth book in the A-Tac series by Dee Davis and a Romantic Suspense from Grand Central Publishing.

Book Blurb:

As the intelligence officer for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Hannah Marshall is used to working behind the scenes. But when a brutal murder hits too close to home, Hannah finds herself in the middle of the action, falling in love while racing to outwit a sadistic mastermind.


After the death of her A-Tac partner, Hann
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Considering that I randomly jumped in the story at book number five, I had no problems catching up with the two main characters, Hannah and Harrison. The author doesn't take a chapter to catch you up to speed about these two characters but instead you learn things about them as you read. For instance the fact that Harrison was part of another unit before A-Tac. However, whether this information was presented in the previous books or not, it didn't read like an over view but written in as a remin ...more
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
4 1/4 stars

Deadly Dance by Dee Davis is one of her A-Tac novels which features a group of dedicated operatives who alternate between their sometimes life-threatening missions and their cover positions at the campus of Sunderland College which houses the headquarters for the organization. A-Tac (American Tactical Intelligence Command) is an organization founded by the CIA and it has undergone some upheaval due to the tragic loss of several of its members but those who remain are dedicated to thei
May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Several members of A-Tac, a black ops CIA unit, are in Canada hoping to catch Consortium member Alain Dubois in an art forgery sting. Hannah Marshall is posing as the owner of a “lost” masterpiece and she is willing to sell it to Dubois, a high end antiques dealer. Instead of trapping their prey, the A-Tac team walks into a trap and they are lucky to all survive. Dubois wasn’t so fortunate.

Hannah is a professor at Sunderland College, as are all A-Tac members. Sunderland is an Ivy League college
Jul 27, 2012 rated it liked it
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Deadly Dance is the ultimate Criminal Minds experience. The members of A-Tac team are made up of CIA agents masquerading as college professors. They have a super secret ops center below the campus of their university. Though they’ve been on the trail of a notorious terrorist group, they are always one step behind.

In this fifth installment of the A-Tac series, the group they’ve been after targets one of their own on a personal level. IT speci
Robin Priddy
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hannah Marshall is a professor at Sunderland college. She is also a covert operative for A-TAC. American Tectical Intelligence Command, this group was founded by the CIA more than fifteen years ago. They use Sunderland College as a cover where each agent is also a professor. Hannah is still trying to adjust to the death of her friend and fellow agent by a mole in their group. When Hannah sees a podcast of a woman being tourted and then killed, she has no idea if it is real or someone's sick idea ...more
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
The really bad thing about being invested in a really good series is when one of the books disappoints you. *sigh* Such was the case with "Deadly Dance", book five in the A-Tac series by Dee Davis. I've come to expect great things from this author. Unfortunately, this book fell short for me...way short...which is why I'm only giving it two stars. (Perhaps it's unfair of me because if it had been written by an unknown author I probably would've given it three stars. But Ms. Davis is usually so mu ...more

Excellent book!!! Highly suspenseful, edge of your seat kind of book that kept me guessing til almost the end. The romance was quite steaming hot! Both Harrison and Hannah come from complex shattered pasts that come crumbling apart and come back to haunt them both in this book. Their pasts do make them understand each other better but also make it harder to be intimate with people. It was no surprise to me when Harrison first came on the scene a couple or so books back that he would end up wit
Jan 17, 2014 marked it as to-read
Deadly Dance - A-TAC #5 - (Harrison and Hannah) -

As the intelligence officer for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Hannah Marshall is used to working behind the scenes. But when a brutal murder hits too close to home, Hannah finds herself in the middle of the action, falling in love while racing to outwit a sadistic mastermind.

After the death of her A-Tac partner, Hannah doubts everything she thought she knew about love and loyalty. When handsome
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 2nd book for me in this A-Tac series, I love how the author integrated the characters with cover positions as college professors. The story started of Hannah being in the action of catching a link to the consortium (i.e. you read the previous book) and from this mission, there was a certain attraction to her fellow team member, Harrison.

Harrison from the previous book was filled with a certain charm which reminded me of a calm and cool hacker with the brains which is intriguing between the
Hope Frost
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
It is no secret that I love this series, and I have been waiting for Hannah's story, and I wasn't disappointed. She seems to be the little sister of the group, someone that everyone looks after, so I knew it would take a special someone to break down some of her defense walls. Lots of twists and turns in the plot, and when you think you have it figured out, another twist is thrown in there, just for good measure. I felt the flow of the book was great, the characters were awesome, and we got to c ...more
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Dee Davis has done it again. Right from the beginning I was hooked to Harrison and Hannah. There is a serial killer and the target is Hannah. Everybody knows she is tough, strong and the only woman that has gotten under Harrisons skin. He knows he cant committ but with Hannah he feels differently. Can he protect her from his past when he doesnt even know what is going on.

In one word Wow. The first book had me on my seat and this one just got under my skin. Harrison is a man who is afraid to love
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have loved Harrison since he made his first appearance with Last Chance Inc. I was so happy when he showed up at A-TAC and even more pleased that he got his own book esp after he went into the field in Deep Disclosure. For once the heroine was actually enjoyable and not once did I want to smack sense into her or kill her myself. That alone ranks this books as an improvement on the others.
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Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Hannah (off the cuff/unique and Harrison (computer genius) After the death of her A-Tac partner, Hannah doubts everything she thought she knew about love and loyalty. When handsome Harrison Blake joins the team, she's reluctant to trust him - or to act on her intense attraction to him. Then Hannah receives a podcast of a gruesome murder, and the only person who can help her find the killer is Harrison.

Harrison has spent years trying to hunt down the cunning monster who killed his sister. Now inv
Sep 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I zipped through this one pretty fast and it was an okay read for me. I liked Hannah and Harrison as a couple. Glad that they could get past their pasts to be together. Just seemed like a lot of death and sex and not much of anything else. We were close to getting the guy who was a link to the Consortium in the beginning and then from there it dealt with who was the serial killer. I WANT to know who is behind the Consortium and why they are out to destroy A-Tac. But must wait till Simone's book. ...more
Renee Quimiro
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it

Another winner from Dee Davis. Still going strong on book #5. This whole series has been such a great read and I can't wait to read the upcoming story on Simon. Hannah and Harrison's story, a picture of two very scarred people who became trusted friends first and co-workers first and then later realized the attraction for each other. The two are a match for sure.
Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another good book in the A-Tac series, but this one breaks from the well-used formula. Both main characters work for A-Tac and are tracking a serial killer. This time the mystery doesn't involve the dreaded Consortium, or does it? Another good read in this series by Dee Davis. ...more
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
I just really don't get it i guess. I saw the ratings and premise and checked it out thinking it'd be right up my alley. I'll admit the major twist was good but the rest... it wasn't AWFUL just kinda...meh. I expected more. ...more
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good! from beginning, till the end! Al members from A-tac in action and much adventure! I love Harrison and Hannah ( and Drake whaaaaaaa)

In januari Double Danger,......just 4 months,.............
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Award winning author Dee Davis worked in association management before turning her had to writing. Her highly acclaimed first novel, Everything In Its Time, was published in July 2000. Since then, among others, she’s won the Booksellers Best, Golden Leaf, Texas Gold and Prism awards, and been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt and two RT Reviewers Choice Awards. To date, she ...more

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