This is the first Tactical Crime Division book that I have read and the first book by this author. I liked the TCD part of the book, although I must say the whole team was not very involved in solving the case. This was more a solo act by Agent Ana Ramirez who is called to help Benning Reeves find his kidnapped children. The children were adorable and very precocious, seeming to me to be too far advanced for six year olds. Benning and Ana have a romantic history and when she is not going into action with guns, knives and whatever other weapon you can think of, she and Benning are engaged in what can only be termed as foreplay. In addition, there was a lot of blood and gore and violence so this book would not be for anyone who want a clean read. The action was non-stop but not at all believable since I was supposed to believe that Ana could take on all of the bad guys single handedly, be wounded seriously and repeatedly and keep coming back for more. The ending seemed rushed, with a fast beginning a fast middle and a rush to the finish. I liked the premise of the story, but the entire story was too much make-believe and too little realism for me. Also, I hesitate to say this, but I was put off by the author’s dedication of the book to herself at the beginning. Arrogance is never a way to impress me!
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About Nichole Severn: Nichole Severn writes romantic suspense with strong heroines, heroes who dare challenge them, and a hell of a lot of guns. When she’s not writing, she’s injuring herself running and practicing yoga.
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