Michael Hunt is alive--and on the run. Presumed dead by friends and family, the undercover assignment he's been working for the past eight months has just been blown. With a hit out on his life and corruption inside the Atlanta police department, Michael finds himself hunted by both the cartel and the law. His only hope is the daughter of the man who wants him dead.
The story takes off with a rush of danger and menace. The setup is interesting, with Michael's faked death, and Olivia and her brother finding out their father is not only a business man, but also part of the cartel. From there on, they are running for their lives, losing ground constantly. As the events unfold, not only is the cartel after them, as well as the cartel's rivals, but the law enforcement wants Michael as well. Who can they trust, when nothing seems to be, as they thought. And how can Michael trust his feelings towards Olivia, since her father wants his death.
The lies, secrets, and deception have many layers, in the police department, in the cartel, and in the characters lives. As the investigation marches on, one by one all the connections are revealed.
After the initial escape from the island, the story slowed down considerably, filled with more theories than action.
Olivia and Michael feel the attraction, and it doesn't take long for them to admit it to each other, and others around them. The attraction was believable, though lightning fast, making me wonder if it was just adrenaline and the dangerous situation they were in. The story is 'clean', no love scenes beyond kissing.
What I admire about the characters, was their faith. In dire straits, in difficult situations, the whispered prayers brought them comfort.
The story was good, it did have some high peaks of explosive action. The characters were not that deep and developed, there was just something missing to push to the ultimate intense atmosphere, that could be expected with the events unfolding
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me