Homicide Detective Scarlett Bishop has seen enough bad guys slip through the cracks and too many innocent victims go unavenged to know good doesn't always prevail. So far she’s been able to lock away her rage and her vigilante fantasies. That lock is about to break.
Former Army Ranger Marcus O'Bannion is a fierce champion of victims’ rights. His secret past gives him good reason. He believes he’s seen the depths of human depravity, but then his investigation into the murder of a young girl who once asked for his help lures him and Scarlett down a dark, dark road—and straight into the crosshairs of a dangerous, powerful underground ring that deals in human trade. To stop them, Scarlett and Marcus have to be just as cunning and just as ruthless. But first they have to make it out alive.
Karen Rose is quickly becoming a new favorite. Her books are seriously gritty and hard content to swallow when you're sensitive to the gruesome. The human trafficking topic is one that is sensitive for me so it was hard to get through this book which in turn cost me a lot in time in trying to finish this book.
That time was worth investing because the characters that carry the book are phenomenal. I love them.
I enjoy the intimacy and the heat that comes along with the suspense in this book because both are balanced out equally the emotions are intense for both the readers and the characters.
Pay close attention because this book has a lot of span. Its fantastic.
Note: I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley Publishing