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As teenagers, Kristin Dane and her two best friends took a vow to make the world a better place. Twenty years later, she's fulfilling that pledge through her fair trade shop that features products from around the world. All is well until, one by one, people connected to the shop begin dying.
Detective Luke Carter, new to the St. Louis PD, wants to know why. Before he can answer that question, however, the FBI weighs in and Kristin suddenly finds herself in the middle of international intrigue--and in the sights of the ruthless mastermind behind an ingenious and deadly, scheme. Can this cold-blooded killer be stopped before more people die . . . including Kristin?
Three-time RITA Award-winner and "queen of inspirational romantic suspense" (Library Journal) Irene Hannon doesn't disappoint in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that will have readers up late as they rush toward the explosive conclusion.
This exciting second installment of Hannon's Code of Honor series (after Dangerous Illusions) continues the story of the Treehouse Gang, a trio of adults bonded since childhood. After serving in the Peace Corps, the only female gang member, Kristin Dane, runs a small shop in St. Louis, Mo., selling goods for humanitarian causes, such as candles produced by Christian refugees in Syria. At her friend Colin's wedding, she meets his new coworker, police detective Luke Carter, a widower. There's an obvious first-sight attraction, but their next meeting is much more somber: Kristin's clerk is murdered, and Luke takes the lead on the investigation. When the shop is connected to two more murders, it quickly becomes evident that Susan's death was more than a botched robbery attempt, and Kristin could be being targeted because of her humanitarian work. Hannon combines intrigue and restrained romance to create a story layered with multiple intertwining mysteries. Subplots involving Kristin's parents and Luke's family help round out the heroes without slowing the breakneck pace. The book can be read as a standalone, but the depth of the story and surprising twists will entice readers to circle back to the first.