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Publisher Description

Everyone has a secret. Some are worth killing for…some are worth dying for…


The son of an art thief, FBI agent Flynn MacKenzie is no stranger to deception, but when the brutal murder of a federal judge unravels an intricate and shocking web of lies, he finds himself tangled up in personal life-changing secrets and in the arms of a woman he isn't sure he can trust.


Callie Harper not only wants justice for her stepfather, she also wants to protect her family. Staying close to Flynn seems like the smart option, until she starts to fall for the man who could hurt everyone she loves. 

The lines between good and bad, guilty and innocent, are blurred. Callie and Flynn quickly realize their search for the truth could take them somewhere they don't want to go...if they can stay alive long enough to get there.

Don't miss this thrilling romantic suspense from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy!

Also Available in the FBI Series:

Perilous Trust #1

Reckless Whisper #2

Desperate Play #3

Elusive Promise #4

Dangerous Choice #5

Ruthless Cross #6

What the readers are saying about RUTHLESS CROSS ...

"Count on Freethy to thrill your socks off, while running away with your heart. RUTHLESS CROSS had me holding my breath and biting my nails as I sat on the edge of my seat. Caught in an epic battle of good versus evil, two strangers risk everything to get to the truth." Isha C 

"RUTHLESS CROSS is another adrenaline-filled story, with well written and developed characters, Barbara Freethy is a master of her craft!"  Booklovers Anonymous

"RUTHLESS CROSS is an adrenaline-fueled story taking place in the art world that will totally engage the reader’s interest as FBI agent Flynn investigates the death of an old friend and former mentor, Federal Judge Arthur Corbyn. This is a book you won’t want to put down until the very end." Jane – Goodreads

"RUTHLESS CROSS is yet another romantic suspense from Barbara Freethy that I had to read cover to cover in one sitting! From the first line, Ms. Freethy takes readers on a fast-paced tale of murder, old secrets and priceless art. I can’t wait for Savannah’s story!" Pam

"Barbara Freethy writes a beautiful, edge of the seat story, full of intrigue, mystery and romance. This is my favorite FBI series! Can’t wait to read the next book!" Christine 

"RUTHLESS CROSS might be my favorite of Barbara Freethy's Off The Grid series! I love Flynn and Callie. But this is not just a good romance, it is a really good suspense story. There's a lot going on but she's able to round everything up into a tight, suspenseful and entertaining tale!" Trude 

November 12
Fog City Publishing
Fog City Publishing LLC

Customer Reviews

Mpomper514 ,

Ruthless Cross

Barbara Freethy never fails to deliver, and in book 6 of the Off The Grid: FBI Series she doesn’t disappoint. She is the master of grabbing your attention from page 1 and keeping it throughout all the twists and turns in the story. When Flynn gets a message from his mentor (the father of his first true love who died tragically young), he agrees to meet him. Before he is able to talk to him, Arthur is killed. Since Arthur was a Federal Judge the FBI is involved in investigating his murder, and Flynn is determined to track down his killer. Enter Callie, Arthur’s stepdaughter, who is just as determined to prove her mother had nothing to do with the murder. Not everyone is who they appear to be, and will Flynn and Callie live to solve the mystery of the murder and recognize their strong feelings for each other? You won’t want to put this book down.

mel082363 ,

Ruthless Cross

This was a really good book. I have read all of the books in this series and this was one of my favorites. Kept you Hussein’s until the end.

cmatinale ,

Highly Recommend!

FBI agent Flynn MacKenzie agrees to meet his good friend and father figure Judge Arthur Corbin at a museum. He talks to him briefly and Arthur said he was afraid someone was watching them and he needed his help and agreed to meet later to talk. Unfortunately someone killed Arthur before they could meet up.
Callie Harper is Arthur’s stepdaughter and her mother is a suspect and Callie is trying to protect her. Callie and Flynn work together to prove her mother is innocent and find the murderer. Sparks start to fly between two of the.
If you like fast paced action and suspense you’ll love this book! Nobody writes FBI stories like Barbara Freethy!

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