Author: Tristi Pinkston
Publisher: Walnut Springs
Published: April 9, 2014
Paperback: 246 pages
FTC FYI: Received a PDF copy in exchange for an honest review
The town of Omni has a thorny problem. Two rival crime syndicates have chosen the quiet mountains of Utah as their hideout. Now they want to join forces and become stronger than ever. When the FBI needs to send two undercover agents to infiltrate the mob, they call on Jack and Molly field operatives of experience and skill to pose as floral-shop-owning Mormons so they'll blend in to the conservative background. Jack bears a resemblance to Joe Baker, notorious mob hit man, and stands the best chance of going undetected. The biggest challenge? Teaching Molly how to arrange a dozen roses. Compared to that, bringing down the Mafia will be a tiptoe through the tulips.
Tulips and Treason is another extremely enjoyable read from Tristi. I really loved her Secret Sisters series and was thrilled when my favorite characters appeared in the Omni Orchids Mysteries Series too.
Molly North and Jack Coleman are FBI agents. They are also partners who secretly got married, having kept it a secret from everyone but their boss. Now their marriage is in a rough patch. But they are still partners and have been given a special assignment. A lead has come on an investigation of a mob case the FBI is following. Molly and Jack are being assigned to a small town in Omni, Utah to run a flower shop as a married Mormon couple. Normally this assignment would be exciting for the couple, but Molly has her doubts. How are they going to pose as a married couple when they are on the brink of a divorce.
Jack and Molly head to Omni and are in need of "Mormon" lessons. That is where Ida Mae, Tansy, and Arlette come in. Molly and Jack have to run a flower shop to keep up the mob front and to find their contact. Molly is lost and is really nervous about it. As they are moving things around the shop, a wall gets busted and they hire a fix-it man to come. When he gets murdered, the mystery begins.
I loved this book. Tristi's books are full of fun, humor, heart, and good ole-fashion mystery. I loved having my favorite ladies from the Secret Sisters series make an appearance in this book. I have missed them. Having said that, the new characters held my attention and Tristi's writing, as always, was solid. I would email her back and forth while I was reading to update her on who I thought was the murderer... Let's just say, I better not quite my day job. :)