I was given this book by Mr Shackelford and I couldn’t wait to read it. I’m a sucker for appealing visual covers and having my roots in Australia I just loved the blue and red colours of this book. They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but everybody does. I don’t’ know what it is, but so far I’ve never been disappointed. If the author takes time to pick a good cover, they are usually quite picky about the content as well. So much so for this book.
The story is about agent Karen Adams, an FBI agent in Salt Lake City. She investigates a young man who goes missing. As Karen begins a routine investigation, more and more dark things are uncovered, involving the Royal Mounted Canadian Police and international trafficking of all sorts.
The story has a good suspense arc, upping the stakes all the time. Shackelford has cleverly woven in some sidelines and the whole time you don’t know where the story is going to go. It is clear that Shackelford has experience in the field (he’s now retired though after twenty-five years of law enforcement) and his accurate description of situations, actions, and weaponry sucks you into the story without effort.
The ending was not like I thought it would be, but I’m not going to spoil it for you. You’ve got to read it and find out for yourself!
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