From the New York Times bestselling author of The Score and Midnight Revenge...
Four years ago, Cate’s entire life changed when she discovered she was the daughter of a supersoldier. But Jim Morgan’s overprotectiveness has pushed her away. These days, she’s working as a freelance photographer and living the dangerous life Jim never wanted for her.
When Cate snaps a photo linking a corrupt South American politician with the leader of a notorious drug cartel, her mercenary father leads a team to rescue her—only to get shot and critically wounded in the process.
As Morgan’s operatives rally together on a revenge mission, they’re faced with new alliances and old heartaches. Cate is forced to work with David “Ash” Ashton, the man who broke her heart two years ago, while Liam Macgregor and Sullivan Port resurface after years apart to finally try to deal with everything they’d left unsaid.
Soon it’s all-out war between the cartel and the mercenaries—with two couples caught in the middle of the blood feud. Love and redemption are within their reach...but first, they have to make it home alive.
Kennedy knows romantic thrillers like the back of her hand, and this eighth Killer Instincts novel, like its predecessors, is reliably worthy. Dual romances play out amidst fist-, knife-, and gunfights in a formerly peaceful South American city. Four years after finding her birth father, 21-year-old Cate Morgan wants him out of her face. Jim Morgan, a mercenary, dislikes that his newfound daughter's career as a freelance photojournalist puts her in harm's way; he wants her back in college. Instead, while on assignment in fictitious Guatana, she inadvertently photographs a man who kidnaps her and threatens her life. The good news is that Cate's major crush, David "Ash" Ashton, is dispatched to rescue her. The bad is that Jim is coming too. When Jim is wounded, the call goes out for an assist from Ash's former teammates, forcing them to come face to face after a previous mission (in 2013's Midnight Alias) upended their relationship. A predictable plot doesn't really detract from the strong characterization and, of course, the heavy action.