They're not going down without a fight.
When FDLE special agent Amy Larson discovers a small horse figurine amid the bloody aftermath of a gang massacre in the Everglades, she recognizes it immediately. The toy is the calling card of the apocalypse cult that Amy and her partner, FBI special agent Hunter Forrest, have been investigating, and it can only mean one thing: this wasn’t an isolated skirmish—it was the beginning of a war.
As tensions between rival gangs rise, so does the body count, and Amy and Hunter’s investigation leads them to a violent, far-right extremist group who are in no hurry to quell the civil unrest. With a deadly puppet master working to silence their every lead, it’s a race against the clock to figure out who’s been pulling the strings and put a stop to the escalating cartel turf war before the Everglades run red.
At the start of bestseller Graham's high energy sequel to 2021's Danger in Numbers, special agent Amy Larson of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and FBI special agent Hunter Forrest are called to a horrific crime scene in the middle of the Florida Everglades. Twenty young men "lay with arrows and axes protruding from their heads, guts or chests, as if they'd fought in a bloody battle." Among the debris, Amy finds a tiny red toy horse like ones left at a series of murders attributed to apocalyptic cult leader Ethan Morrison, who's now in prison awaiting trial. Could it be that Morrison's not the kingpin they assumed and that an even more dangerous puppet master is now pulling the strings? When 12 people are shot to death in an alley in New York City, it looks as if the incident in the Everglades "was just a prelude" to more carnage. Fortunately, people call in with enough tips to allow Amy and Hunter, who are otherwise occupied with their blossoming romance amid harrowing brushes with death, to make progress on the case. Romantic suspense fans will be satisfied. Agent: Lucy Childs, Aaron M. Priest Literary.