BOOK REVIEW: Following in her absentee father's footsteps in a law enforcement career, U.S. Marshall Mercy Brennan has just recovered from being shot in the line of duty. And, unbeknownst to her, her father's recent reappearance in her life has put her in the sights of St. Louis's most powerful gang. Her boss assigns Deputy U. S. Marshall Mark St. Laurent--Mercy's ex-boyfriend--to get her out of town until her safety can be guaranteed.
Unaware of the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark, it isn't until a freak ice storm strands them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy to put them in great danger. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive--if help is even coming at all?
MY REVIEW: The Vargas Cartel is setting up in St. Louis and aligning itself with the cities' gangs. The police are working to uncover the mastermind and get the cartel off the streets, but they have a mole somewhere. Someone is giving the cartel confidential information about the police, but no one can discover who it is.
Mercy meets her dad for lunch, but is puzzled at his nervousness, and why he left early. When she is told that he died later that day, it is almost as though she expected it. When her boss discovers that the cartel thinks her dad gave her incriminating evidence and they plan to have it back at whatever cost, he plans to have her leave the city. She is escorted out by Mark and Tally, two good friends from the force, and told they are answering a call from someone in witness protection who thinks he has been found. This alleged witness is actually Jess Medina, a detective from LA sent in to help.
A terrible ice storm blows in, crashing down all their plans. And despite their best efforts, the mole is closer than they think and got the information on where they were. Now they are worried that their backup has been delayed, and the cartel knows where they are.
When the identity of their mole(s) comes out, everyone is shocked, and a sudden discovery puts Mercy, Mark, and Tally's lives in instant danger.
I received this book from BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS in exhange for my honest review.