This is not a standalone as it is connected to a story arc that began in the previous book, Best Laid Plans.
At the end of the last book, we got disgraced DEA Agent Nicole Rollins’ point of view, which was chilling as it foretold what was going to happen in this one. She said it would be big and, unfortunately, she didn’t exaggerate. Her escape from jail was spectacular and awful, setting the tone and pace for the attempts to not only recapture her but to determine the sources of the leaks within the DEA and the FBI.
I will not share details as I appreciated going into the story without them. There’s a lot going on and it was a perilous path to navigate because the leaks had everyone giving each other the side eye. Trusting the wrong person could cost you your life. The level of tension was the highest and the suspense surrounding Nicole was nerve wracking. She’s one of the most devious characters I’ve seen in awhile and I got itchy waiting for the teams to bring her down. Lucy is fortunately joined by FBI profiler Hans Vigo and she needed him desperately as suspicions about her heightened.
I continue to listen to this series because the narrators deliver such great performances, adding to the excitement and tension. There are a lot of characters in this story and I had no issues distinguishing them. I had high expectations after the epilogue in the last book and they were met or exceeded. I loved the climax and am anxious to learn how the teams move forward following all this devastation. It was an epic story.
- Release Date: November 3, 2015
- Series: Lucy Kincaid #10
- Narrator: Ann Marie Lee
- Audio Length: 16 hours, 26 minutes
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio