Alexandra has just taken charge of her new team, a motley crew of screw-ups at the Arizona Field Office, the latest in a series of forgettable assignments. With a history of rebelling against authority and blunt speaking, she vows to change her ways and make this assignment work.
Within minutes of her taking charge, she is drawn into a bank robbery case. She leads her new team to catch the robbers but discovers that there is much more to the case than meets the eye. The very next day three girls go missing. Before they could be trafficked out of the country, she races against time to rescue them. Soon, she begins to realize that all the cases coming her way are mysteriously connected. As she unravels the threads of a massive conspiracy, she discovers that a secret organization with immense power and authority is behind these horrific crimes. Forces within the FBI thwart her every move to discover the truth. Helping her navigate this maze is the shadowy Michael Patterson. But can she trust him? Can she trust anyone? Soon, witnesses disappear, suspects are killed, with her life and the lives of her team in lethal danger. Will she come out of this alive? Will she uncover and expose this cabal? As time starts running out, Alexandra Cassidy has to evade indictment and defy death in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
I was sent this book in exchange for my honest review by the publisher. As a debut novel, I thought that this was a good read. I enjoyed the FBI focal point and the action that was involved in the story line. There were a few too many characters for one novel and the editing needs work. Yes, it was a bit too long but I thought that if edited properly, it flowed well.
I wouldn’t dismiss Mark Ravine’s next works without giving them a read as I really did enjoy the plot itself. A kick ass female lead is always a good sign, especially in a FBI thriller.
I gave this book 3.5 crowns.