Police Officer Isabella St John comes from a large family of law enforcement, so she is never without supportive backup. Her best friend is her partner, Kevin Marshall. Crime is on the rise in their city, with gangs growing in confidence, when their informant tips Kevin off that something is going on in a warehouse, he and Izzy go to check it out. Kevin is shot and right before he dies he tells her to take his phone.
Homicide Detective Ryan Marshall wants to get to the bottom of his brother's murder, and will do anything to bring the gang to justice. He thinks that Izzy knows more than she is telling him, can he trust the woman that he has always admired?
A heart stopping read from beginning to end, intrigue and suspense, filled with conspiracy, this is a book you won't want to put down. Political threats, put her mother, who is the police chief, in a tough spot, trying to protect the mayor. Surprises at every turn, Izzy questions who she can trust when she sees her twin brother in a place he shouldn't be in. Plus the man who attacked her and held her at knifepoint, is now out of prison and bent on retaliation.
Izzy is mentally strong, and has a determined spirit. Despite her mother being the chief of police, Izzy has more than earned her place with the force, she doesn't back down and is willing to face challenges dead on, and keeps her head in a heated situation. She is careful, and likes to keep her personal life private. I like how close knit her family is despite them all having high pressure, demanding jobs they always make time for each other.
Ryan is still grieving the death of his brother Chris, when he shows up on the scene of Kevin's shooting. He struggles to stay focused and not get too involved in the case. He's always admired Izzy, but wondered if her and Kevin's good natured teasing was more than that. I love how protective he is of Izzy, he sees that she needs help and keeps his head and despite how much he wants to bring down his brother's killers.
Fast paced, with so many twists and turns along the way, there are so many shocking reveals that kept my head spinning. I loved Izzy's family and look forward to knowing them better in future books. Highly recommend this action packed suspenseful read!
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