FBI agent Declan Grey has cracked some pretty tough cases but this is the toughest yet and the most dangerous. He (and his close FBI friends) continue trying to fit together all the pieces of the puzzle that will lead them to the core of the terrorist cell that’s threatening an attack on American Soil. Tanner Shaw is a champion to those who are hurting or in need. After helping the refugees, the FBI hires her to work as a crisis counselor, which means working a lot closer with Declan. There’s always been a kind of tension between them but lately it’s felt a lot more like an attraction. Before they can explore that avenue, Declan and Tanner find themselves working hard at not only staying alive, but also uncovering the information that will help them put an end to the attack.
Fasten your seat belt and hang on for one wild ride. Once you pick up this book you will be hard-pressed to put it down. It’s loaded with lots of unexpected twists and turns and edge of your seat moments. You’ll find yourself holding your breath a lot throughout this story. I would definitely classify this as ‘fast paced’ and it will keep you turning pages long into the night. We got to know Declan and Tanner in the previous story but now they are the lead couple. Both are complex characters that you enjoy getting to know. The relationship between them is a slow and steady build and felt very natural. I loved the chemistry between them. This is a series that needs to be read in order due to a continuing thread running throughout each of the books. The interaction and dynamics between the close knit group of friends/agents continues, which I absolutely loved. Danger and suspense run high from beginning to end and then you’re left with a cliff-hanger that will make you long for the last book; Dead Drift. I can’t wait!
*This complimentary copy was provided by Bethany House through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Some favorite quotes/moments:
He [Declan] found her savvy wit and intelligence both impressive and sexy. Yes, much to his chagrin, he thought Tanner Shaw all those things and more. He admired the woman, and she’d come to mean a great deal to him.
She [Tanner] halted a few feet from it and looked up at Declan with the thought that she still might be able to get him to back off. His expression told her that wasn’t going to happen…but, man, was he breathtaking. Rugged, tall, exuding strength, and yet as she’d just reflected, a gentleman. He was intelligent, loyal, hardworking - but what she loved most about him was his strong relationship with Jesus.
“It’s interesting,” Declan said. “Not what I picture a fellow Fed drinking, but I suppose not everyone can handle the real stuff.” He winked. She smirked. “So plain black coffee is the real stuff?” “Yep.” “I beg to differ.” “Of course you do. And what would your definition of the real stuff be?” “Espresso with a dollop of whipped cream.” “Strong and Sweet.” “Yep.” He smiled. “Rather describes you.” “I suppose I could say the same of your drink of choice.” “Oh? How do you describe black coffee?” “Strong, no frills, and hot.” She winked. He nearly choked on his drink but very ungracefully sputtered in bemused surprise.
“I believe God gives us all gifts to use for His glory.”
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