Now the Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, Brooke Fairfax has one objective: Stay on top of all threats to the people and property of the Commonwealth. The position is thankless and never-ending. It even pulls her out of Declan O’Roark’s bed in the middle of the night.
A power grid failure has struck Kentucky’s largest city and Brooke assumes the role of lead coordinator for the investigation. The power outage pushes the city to the brink of chaos. Police, fire, and rescue workers are overwhelmed—their efforts crippled by failed communication systems, looters ransacking businesses, hospitals running on emergency generators, and people desperate to find safety in a city quickly eroding into lawlessness.
While experts scramble to restore the grid before thousands lose their lives, Declan receives word from an intelligence contact that an eastern European cell of cyber terrorists are looking to take down the power grid for the entire Eastern Seaboard. Brooke and Declan must combine their efforts before the next attack. Just as Brooke and Declan get close to the truth, the attackers turn their attention on stopping their greatest threat—Brooke and Declan.
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Third book In Darkness series!
Covered in Darkness by Heather Sunseri is the third volume in the In Darkness series. Brooke Fairfax and her boyfriend, Declan O’Roark are enjoying the reopening party of the Mint Julep Inn until Brooke starts receiving warnings of an impending storms (high winds, hail, tornados). Brooke is the new director of Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and the governor is worried. The storm takes out the power in many areas and leaves debris in its wake. Power is restored but not in Louisville. When Louisville Power fails to respond to Brooke’s calls, she heads to Louisville with Governor Mac Kale. After speaking with Ryan Saltzman (the CEO of LP), Brooke can tell the company is hiding something. But what? With the help of Sam Clay and her team, Brooke uncovers a cyberterrorism plot. Louisville is just a jumping off point for this group. Brooke and her team needs to find the culprits before they succeed in terminating power along the whole eastern seaboard. When Sam is kidnapped, Brooke will do what it takes to get her back even if it means risking her own life. Join Brooke on her latest case in Covered in Darkness.
Covered in Darkness is nicely written and it has a fast pace. The book contains evildoers, kidnapping, a stalker, romance, thoroughbred horses, cyberterrorism, and more. Covered in Darkness is the third book in the In Darkness series and the books are best read in order. Each book in the series builds upon the previous one. I thought the main mystery was complex with many twists and turns. The Romeo storyline (is present in all the books in the series) is beginning to grate on my nerves. I keep hoping that the identity of Romeo will be revealed (so it can end and I can see if I correctly identified him). My rating for Covered in Darkness is 3.5 out of 5 stars. While it is a good story, I found it similar to Exposed in Darkness and Cut in Darkness. In each novel, there is a bad guy that Brooke needs to find, she risks her life, Declan to the rescue with the help of Romeo. Declan tries to protect Brooke, but she is stubborn and wishes to prove she can take care of herself (which leads to her needing to be rescued). I would like to see more growth in Brooke. While she is in a relationship with Declan, she has yet to emotionally move past what happened to her husband (and her losing her baby). Brooke is still angry with her father and refusing to speak with him about personal matters. There is repetition of information (details about the case for example). In Covered in Darkness there is foul language, violence, and intimate relations in Covered in Darkness. Covered in Darkness is a good suspense novel, however, I would like the author to deviate from her formula (shake things up).
This Could Really Happen
4 stars. Covered in Darkness is the third book in the In Darkness series. If you have read the previous books it helps you understand the setting and the main characters. But this book can be read as a standalone. There isn't a cliffhanger at the end though it is open-ended for the next book in the series. There is violence and sex so 18+.
The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that info here. The main characters in the series are Brooke Fairfax and Declan O'Rourke. You easily get caught up in the emotions of the characters and story. The plot of this book involves terrorism using the electrical grid. There is plenty of action as well as twists and turns in the book. I really enjoyed this book and storyline. I look forward to reading more of Heather Sunseri's other books as well as future books in this series. I received a copy of this book from the author and chose to leave a review for other readers.
I looooovvvveeee iiiiittttt!!!!!!
So... I obviously loved this book. Let meee tell you why. It was intense and packed with non stop action. This time Romeo did some good and Mr. Billionaire shows us a darker side. Brooke finds herself, once again, in a pickle. But, who will save the day this time?... You'll just have to read it yourself. Great book can't wait to read the next one in the series.