Dead on Arrival
A bomb-strapped body
A rookie cop caught in the inferno
After barely escaping a deadly explosion, Officer Alma Majors has one clue to identify the victim and solve the case: a sliver of bone. But it’s going to take more than shrapnel to expose the culprit. Bomb expert Cree Gregson will risk everything to protect his neighbor from a killer determined to avoid exposure. Protecting his heart may prove more difficult…
From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.
Discover more action-packed stories in the Defenders of Battle Mountain series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order:
Book 1: Grave Danger
Book 2: Dead Giveaway
Book 3: Dead on Arrival
Book 4: Presumed Dead
Book 5: Over Her Dead Body
Book 6: Dead Again
Dead on Arrival
Another nail biting suspenseful story in Battle Mountain. This time a serial bomber attacks people and businesses in the small town putting a strain on the police resources. Cree steps in to offer his expertise only to find he and Alma are constantly in the crossfire of the bomber. With very little to go on and attacks on all sides they have to come together and fight their fears in order to save the town and themselves. A wild ride from the beginning to the end. A must read.
I received an ARC for an honest review.
Dead on Arrival
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
While this is a part of a series, you don't have to read the prior ones to fully understand and enjoy this one. This book is written in a dual POV format. Getting that glimpse into both main characters' thoughts, really help me to better understand and connect with them.
The story flowed very nicely and the action almost started right from the beginning and kept going through to the end.
Both Alma and Cree come to Battle Mountain to escape their past. Alma is a former archaeologist. She left her abusive ex-husband and came home. Cree, a bomb tech, is on leave after an explosion on his last assignment leaves him scared.
Can these two over come the past? Can they found enough clues to identify the victim? Will the bomber/murderer get away? The questions of who, what and why kept me glued to my e-reader.
This is a clean romance that anyone would enjoy.
Gripping Story Line
This story grabs ahold of you from the first chapter and doesn’t let go.
Alma Majors is with the Battle Mountain Police Department. She is investigating a a horrific crime.
“You don’t really want me to go back, Alma. I think you’re scared. I think you have feelings for me, too.
You’re afraid to get hurt again. Like your husband hurt you. You’re terrified of someone else getting close, someone who could potentially hurt you, and that kind of risk just isn’t worth taking.”
“Cree Gregson is on leave from the Larimer County bomb squad. He is there to help investigate the bombing.
The more there together the closer they get. This is more suspense than romance and that’s fine with me because it was a non stop thrill ride.
“I’ve lived with this empty space in my chest since the divorce was final, like a part of me stayed behind.”
“But when I saw the aftermath of the bombing at the police station, and I realized it’d been filled. By you.
This author writes the most intense romantic suspense. Grab this one now!!