Officer Brinna Caruso wants perfection -- perfect justice and a perfect world. She wants to save and protect all the innocents in the world, no matter the cost.
Orphaned and struggling to get by, Ivana and her sister left Bulgaria for America with dreams of a better life. But since they arrived in Long Beach, everything they were promised has turned out to be a lie.
After a dead girl is found in the river with a mysterious tattoo on her hip, homicide detective Jack O'Reilly asks for Brinna's help. Unaware of the depths of evil that will be uncovered, Brinna finds herself flung into a dangerous frontier -- an organized human trafficking ring.
Heart-in-throat suspense takes readers on a roller coaster ride of a read. The author's 22 year police service is evident in the police procedures, dialogue between officers and all the little details in between. It really makes for an edgier read.
This is the second book in the series, and though it reads really well as a standalone, Brinna and Jack's relationship has slowly been building since book one. And slow is the operative word as the full development of their relationship won't be achieved until the final installment. In Critical Pursuit, they were just getting to know each other. Both come with personal baggage and they are struggling to find balance in their lives. The attraction amps up in Visible Threat -- along with the wariness and insecurities that come with a fledgling romance.
And then there's the grisly crimes and desperate search for missing women. Fascinating plot line that exposes the ugly reality of human trafficking. But as grim as things get, Cantore expertly weaves a solid inspirational thread that brings hope and redemption.
A great combination of suspense, romance and faith.
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