After surviving two brutal attacks that nearly killed him, Bradley Danforth was determined to put them behind him and move on with his life. He moved into a new house on the other side of town and made a new resolve to live his life to the fullest. Only, Bradley can’t seem to get the one person out of his mind who let him down the most: Max Donohue. When he starts receiving threatening messages, Max is the first person Bradley turns to for help.
Max is a homicide detective who quickly learned that the job is about more than catching the bad guy and being a hero. When he’s assigned a cold case, he’d rather leave it alone. Max knows he must face a past he buried a long time ago, so he can close it, once and for all. Max is soon immersed in more than just a murder as he discovers evidence of corruption and a massive cover-up. The combination of working the cold case and battling his demons is enough to send Max into a downward spiral, but when Bradley comes to him for help, Max finds the strength to do whatever he can to keep him safe.
Will Max step up to the challenge he failed to overcome before, or will someone succeed in ending Bradley’s life, once and for all?
With a Friend’s Strength is the second installment of the Badge and Bullets series featuring the same two characters. It is a suspenseful murder mystery that depicts detailed crimes, strong language, and adult situations. While this series will include a romance, it’s a slow-burn that develops throughout the series.