Get ready for an adrenaline rush as a CSI agent and her childhood crush track a killer in this "romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat" (Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author).
After a lifetime spent in and out of hospitals, Zoey Wright is tired of playing it safe. She's ready to take charge of her own life and get out of her comfort zone, starting with a new job as a CSI agent. But when her childhood crush Knox Steele gets pulled onto her case, Zoey needs to put her feelings for him aside or more women will die at the hands of the serial killer preying on her hometown.
Former Army Ranger Knox Steele is back in Washington to help his brothers open an elite private security firm. He never expected to stumble onto a crime scene, or see his best friend's little sister working it. Zoey is all grown up now, and the attraction between them is electric, despite his best efforts to resist it. But all that changes for Knox when he realizes the victims have one thing in common . . . and Zoey might be next.
"Deadly Obsession is a page turner full of sizzling passion, gritty action, and thrilling danger!" --Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times bestselling author
"Once again, April Hunt nails it! Expect masterful storytelling interwoven with sizzling tension and high-stakes suspense."-- Cristin Harber, New York Times bestselling author
Hunt (Hot Target) gets the Steele Ops military suspense series off to a strong start. Former Army Ranger Knox Steele returns to Washington, D.C., after a two-year absence to help his equally capable military-trained brothers open a high-end security firm. Though he's not entirely set on staying in town permanently, he starts to consider it when he bumps into Zoey Wright, the sister of his best friend. The two families have been in each other's pockets for years and Zoey has always had a secret crush on Knox, though she never pursued him. Instead, she focused on her career as a crime scene investigator, pushing herself to get into field work after her lifelong heart condition went into remission. When Zoey's apartment gets tossed and a serial killer begins killing victims who eerily resemble her, Knox's protective instincts kick in and he sets up a plan to catch the bad guy. (It's unclear, however, why Zoey's brother, a detective, simply lets Knox and his brothers run roughshod over the official investigation.) Hunt's romantic suspense is fun and sexy, and it unsurprisingly sets up several of Knox and Zoey's relatives all single, naturally to find their future partners. Hunt gives readers plenty of zippy action and sizzling chemistry, only slightly at the expense of plausibility.