The stakes soar both professionally and personally for Austin PD Detective Jason Scarsdale as he finds himself in a race against time to hunt down a vicious gang hell-bent on murder. Realizing that his new partner, the attractive divorcee Tatum Harper, could be trouble in more ways than one, he tries to run her out of Homicide. Will their partnership destroy his romantic relationship with long-time girlfriend Dani Mueller? Will they both survive the harrowing face-off with the increasingly unhinged gang leader?
Wow! What an opening scene! Mad Dog and his crew seek revenge for his former cell mate by destroying a grave, robbing an arcade, and killing the owner. Runt, called that because of he reminds Mad Dog of another prisoner he spent time with, was supposed to shoot anyone that could have seen the robbery/murder, but he doesn’t because it was a kid. But, Mad Dog has more plans for his crew and won’t stop using them until he is done.
Jason Scarsdale is thrown into the case of finding the group of killers before it is too late. He, also, has a daughter to care for and a girlfriend, Dani, who moved to Germany. He was supposed to go visit Dani for her birthday, but the case takes precedent. Then, his supervisor introduces the sexy and beautiful Tatum Harper as his new partner. The story picks up pace with the team trying to solve the case and find these serial killers. There is a lot of action and suspense – enough to keep the reader engaged and wanting more. The clues don’t lead to where they need to, and Jason and his new partner are racing against time!
I have to say that bringing Tatum into the dynamic of Jason and Dani’s relationship worked out really well. It provides just the right amount of angst and jealousy. One of the best parts is seeing how Dani and Tatum interact with each other. One is his partner in love, the other is his partner responsible for having his back on the job. Talk about tension!
I really enjoyed this story and all of the action throughout the pages. If you like a really good, action packed, intense, crime story, you’ll love this one, too.