If Lisbeth Salander and Jack Reacher had a Black/Thai love child, she'd be Sophie…
What would you do if the crime you were hired to solve tugged at your heartstrings?
Private investigator Sophie's latest case weighs heavy: someone has desecrated the nesting grounds of the majestic Laysan Albatross on Oahu, annihilating a generation of endangered birds—and the outrageous crime appears to be spreading to other islands. Sophie teams up with Sergeant Lei Texeira on Maui to search for killer whose brutal activities outrage the public.
Meanwhile, killer grandma Pim Wat continues to threaten the fragile peace Sophie is building with her family.
Will Sophie be able to find the answers she seeks in time?
"Action. Adventure. Intrigue. Suspense. Sophie's story jumps off the pages and pulls the reader into a world that's hard to leave at the end of each book!"~Deb L., FB
Another great story by Toby Neal!
Toby Neal does not disappoint with Wired Target, book 14 in the Paradise Crime Thrillers. This story has Sophie back to work at Security Solutions after her maternity leave. Her first case after her leave involves a nature preserve and the killing of endangered birds, the Laysan albatrosses. As Sophie begins the investigation, she gets a call from her boyfriend, Connor who has a lead on the location of her mother, Pim Wat, now known as Lisabetta.
This is where Neal drives the story into two main plots. First, the investigation of the endangered birds case continues. Sophie reunites with her friend Lei Texiara about a similar case on Oahu. Then there is Pim Wat (Lisabetta) who has remained elusive and needs to be found and turned over to authorities so Sophie and her family along with her boyfriend Connor can live in peace.
There are other characters that aren’t critical to the main plot of this novel but are “friends” for those of us that have read the entire series. It’s always good to “catch-up” with them. This includes Sophie’s father, Ambassador Frank Smithson, Sophie’s children, Momi and Sean, their nanny, Armita, and Connor, the love of her life.
Will Sophie’s home in Kailua with the live-in security team be enough to protect Sophie and the children from her mother now that she has resurfaced? Will Connor be able to help find Pim Wat and turn her over to authorities? Will Sophie and her colleagues solve the case of the endangered birds? You will need to buy your copy of Wired Target to answer these and many other questions. I, for one, could not put this book down until I reached the last page!!
Award-winning Author Toby Neal is known for writing fast-paced cutting-edge mysteries. Her newest release, Wired Target: A Vigilante Justice Crime Thriller (Paradise Crime Thrillers Book 14) is riveting! Neal has plotted a riveting story around the desecration of the nesting grounds of the majestic Laysan Albatross on Oahu and it seems as if similar crimes are spreading to Maui. What I like most about this book is that Neal brings the “A-Team” back together to solve a crime that has outraged both Private Investigator Sophie Smithson on Oahu as well as Sergeant Lei Texeira on Maui (and other members of her team). These two women have been friends for a long time, have supported each other through good and bad, and
have forged a relationship that has made them closer than most sisters. Circumstances in course of this investigation will cause this relationship to be tested to the boundaries. Neal knows when to introduce the romance factor and in Sophie’s world, that always leads to complications! The conclusion is one of the best I have ever read because it takes you completely by surprise. Be prepared for increased heart rate as you read this conclusion!
Sophie has a special interests in the endangered birds who have been there for generations, their nesting grounds has been attacked.
Lei joins Sophie as other islands are having same problems. Conner is frustrated, and on an island that is a refuge place for him and. Sophia, and he is unable to leave. and be with her.
Raveaux will he be able to find Sophie mother and stop her evil ways
The setting, the characters are ones we love to read about. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion