The New York Times bestselling author whose Tracers series has been called “compelling,” “mesmerizing,” and “knock-your-socks-off” has a new forensic thriller sure to please fans of Tami Hoag and Karen Robards.
Police detective Andrea Finch is a rising star in her department until a split-second decision derails her career. Disgraced and disillusioned, she’s on leave from her job when she gets an urgent call from her younger brother. She’d prefer to ignore his latest plea for cash, but this time instinct tells her something is very wrong. Andrea’s search for answers takes her to a dusty Texas border town where danger lurks in plain sight and nothing is quite what it seems.
FBI agent Jon North is working undercover in west Texas, investigating an unsolved murder that may be linked to a terrorist plot. But when the evidence points to Andrea’s brother, Jon finds that persuading the stubborn cop to help will be harder than cracking his toughest case.
Andrea must find a way to do what’s right while protecting her only sibling. As the clock ticks down, Andrea and Jon race to confront a heartless killer who will stop at nothing to deliver a final, terrifying message.
Bestseller Griffin (Tracers) delivers the goods with this perfectly gritty romantic thriller. Austin homicide detective Andrea Finch, suspended after a justified off-duty shooting, gets a disturbing call from her younger brother, Gavin, a computer genius who's fallen in with a bad crowd. Investigating the backcountry Texas ranch where Gavin is holed up with murder suspect Shay Hardin, Andrea runs into FBI agent Jon North. Jon thinks the ranch harbors a militia group with devastating potential, though the FBI doesn't give much credence to his theory that Hardin's the mastermind behind a deadly bombing and a plot to kill a senator. When Jon can't shake Andrea, he recruits her to help his investigation. Andrea is split between loyalty to Gavin and her duty to serve and protect and she's got the feeling that Jon might be a man she can let inside her tough-as-nails defenses. Griffin sprinkles on just enough jargon to give the reader the feel of being in the middle of an investigation, easily merging high-stakes action and spicy romance with rhythmic pacing and smartly economic prose.