Max Winters is comfortable in her behind-the-scenes wunderkind role on Holt Lasher’s crime fighting team. Eventually, she’d like more responsibility in the field, but that only happens after Holt says you’re ready. When Holt’s team is asked to help bust an organized car theft ring and Whitney “Dubs” Williams is released from prison with the sole purpose of helping Holt in that pursuit, Holt turns to Max to be Dubs’ minder. As in, handcuffed together, 24/7 minder of an unreformed, young, hot, cocky thief. The lines blur between legal and illegal, real and façade, the longer the two women spend together. But Max isn’t willing to risk her heart for the entertainment of a criminal. In order to prove herself, Dubs has to make sure her feelings can’t be misinterpreted. But will she survive her grand gesture?
Sassy and sexy meet adventurous and slightly nerdy in Thoma's much-anticipated sequel to The Chase. Max Winters is the self-proclaimed computer guru for Holt Lasher's bond enforcement crew in Providence, R.I. She's been wanting to do more fieldwork, helping to apprehend people who jump bail, but she's as surprised as anyone when Holt graduates her to primary agent on a tricky case and lead babysitter for Whitney "Dubs" Williams, an unrepentant, irreverent, gorgeous car thief who's going to help Holt's crew break an auto larceny ring. Dubs has done part of the time for her crime and leaps at this opportunity to wear a white hat, hoping to at least briefly escape the boredom and monotony of prison life. She doesn't count on being shot at, chased, or handcuffed to Max, the one woman she finds utterly irresistible. Tongue-in-cheek wit keeps the fast-moving action from going off the rails, all balanced by richly nuanced interpersonal relationships and sweet, realistic romance.