I was fortunate to receive this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an objective review.
I have to preface this by stating that I do not want the Mercy Kilpatrick series to end!! I believe this character has the ability to rival some of the best – a formidable female Jack Reacher type persona. Love her!
FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is asked last minute to pose as the girlfriend of an undercover agent on an ATF mission and infiltrate a survivalist colony, America’s Preserve, long suspected of amassing and selling arms. She reluctantly accepts the assignment, unable to even tell fiancé Truman Daly of her plans. With a modified ‘GOOD’ bag, she jumps on a bus to make the pre-arranged meet, deep in the woods of Oregon.
Upon arriving at the colony, Mercy is dismayed to find that she and Chad will be separated for much of the time. Acting her role as his lover, Mercy finds that all of their interactions are monitored, and she has little way of discussing the case with Chad. All personnel are monitored, making it difficult for her investigation. No phone, no radio, no means of contacting the outside world have Mercy on edge. Then Chad is sent off the compound on an errand, leaving Mercy defenseless.
Meanwhile, back home, Truman has his own problems. A seemingly random set of deaths have him scrambling to identify their victims and find a killer. Dumped nude, and shot execution style, Truman is stymied, until a third victim is identified as an ATF agent.
As FBI & ATF personnel converge in Eagles Nest, Truman learns that his latest murder victim is linked the Mercy’s undercover mission. With one agent dead, and Mercy unaccounted for, the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team assembles to storm the compound. But Mercy is gone…and Truman will do anything to get her back…
Another edge-of-your-seat thriller from Kendra Elliot – and I don’t want them to end!!!