Fatal Scandal by Marie Force
Book 8 of the Fatal series from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Force...
As a new year dawns in the capital city, dual scandals rock the Metropolitan Police Department—and Lieutenant Sam Holland is right in the middle of them. Chief Farnsworth is catching heat for the way he handled a recent homicide investigation, and Detective Gonzales is accused of failing to disclose an earlier connection to the judge who decided his custody hearing.
When Gonzo's fight for his child turns deadly and he has a shaky alibi, Sam must defend two of her closest colleagues. All while her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, settles into his new office at the White House.
Nick begins to wonder if the president is using him for a political boost, and his worries mount over a complication in the plans to adopt Scotty at a time when Sam is being put through the wringer by the always-rabid DC press corps. As the evidence against Gonzo piles up, Sam suspects someone is gunning for her—and her team.
I have followed this series since it first started, and it still, at book 8, has the same pull as it did at the beginning.
Fast paced murder mysteries, chasing the bad guys, the dry humor and wit of the cop squad, mixed with absolutely swoon worthy romances of several different couples. Stories that make me laugh out loud, sigh, and bring the tears into my eyes. You feel the emotions of the characters - frustration, fear, anxiety, love, adoration, and devotion.
But as always, Nick and Sam are in the main focus. Over the series the love, affection, and passion they have for each other has just grown. It is rare, raw, deep, and tangible. The way these two know each other, and understands each other, is beyond amazing and touching. And their love and care for Scotty, who himself is the most adorable 13 year old you have ever met, is so genuine. Together these three make a such a family unit, you cherish every moment with them.
They have a big group of family, friends and colleagues around them, and we get glimpses into some of their personal life, love and tragedy as well.
This time it is the closest to Sam, who seem to be targeted at different kinds of tragedies. Sam is doing all she can, to try to piece it all together, solve the different mysteries, while the family is adjusting to the new life of vice president.
The story moves fast, and you get the viewpoints of the events from several different angles. Reading the Fatal series is like visiting old friends for me, a true pleasure
~ Five Spoons
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