Raised by con artists, Ellie Watt has a lot of crazy childhood memories-but none crazier than being scarred with acid by the demented crime boss Travis Raines. Now Ellie is a full-grown woman who lives for revenge, and Travis is a full-blown drug lord who kills for pleasure. The sadistic bastard has kidnapped her good friend Gus as well as her mother, whom he's been holding as prized possessions in his heavily guarded lair. And Ellie has only one chance in hell of getting them out alive-using two dangerous men who love her to death . . .
One is Camden McQueen, a talented tattoo artist who's made a permanent mark on Ellie's heart. The other is Javier Bernal, her fiery ex-lover who's busted more than a few heads in his time. From the crime-ridden streets of Mexico City to the predatory jungles of Honduras, this unlikely trio forms an uneasy alliance in the deadliest game of all-a gun-blazing battle to the finish that will pit enemy against enemy and lover against lover. And Ellie must choose the right man to trust . . . or die.
Halle's three-book tale of a tattoo artist and a former con artist concludes with this superlative installment (after Shooting Scars). Ex-scammer Ellie Watt is in Mexico trying to free her parents from the clutches of drug dealer Travis, with the help of Javier, a cartel leader, and her boyfriend, Camden McQueen. The journey across Mexico is fraught with danger; the three are constantly trying to elude Travis's henchmen and must use deadly force to defend themselves. Death and destruction seem to follow Ellie everywhere she goes, and she is forced to employ her instincts for survival if she wants to save those she loves. Ellie also wants to convince Camden that she still loves him even though she and Javier were once lovers. The romance sizzles as Halle reveals Ellie's tenacity and strength. This installment is the best of the three, with a plethora of twists and turns and betrayals that will take readers on a nail-biting ride of suspense.