Series: Deadly Ops #4
Published by berkley on November 3, 2015
Genres: Contemporary RS
Source: Advance Reader Copy
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The new Deadly Ops novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Shattered Duty—in the series that delivers “fast-paced romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat!”*
When an assassin tries to kill undercover DEA agent Tucker Pankov the same week his boss is taken out, Tucker has good reason to be paranoid. And when other members of his elite team are not only targeted, but stripped of top-secret security clearance, Tucker has one shot at discovering who wants them dead—and why. So he kidnaps the only woman he thinks can save them.
Brilliant NSA analyst Karen Stafford doesn’t like being forced into anything, especially by someone she doesn’t trust. Yet after a hijacked US-owned drone starts attacking government installations resulting in mass casualties, Karen has to take Tucker’s side. Now, two unlikely allies must unite to prevent an escalating and unthinkable terrorist conspiracy. But as Tucker and Karen grow intimate, they realize the conspiracy runs deep, and their enemies are closer than anyone realized.
This series has been exciting from the get-go, and this book is no exception.
Tucker Pankov is taking a well-deserved break after being undercover as a bad guy for a while, when someone tries to kill him. He calls one of his other men, and surprise surprise, he’d been attacked as well. Their boss has been killed, and some of their men have been too.
So Tucker and the surviving guys meet somewhere safe and try to figure out what in the world is going on. Their plan? To temporarily kidnap a DEA agent who they think can help them. Yeah, not their best plan, but it’s the only one they’ve got.
Karen is jogging when a team of big dudes grab her. She fights, but she isn’t able to escape. She thinks she recognizes one of them…as the horrible henchman from the last book’s bad guy. Well, she isn’t wrong.
Tucker now has to prove he isn’t the violent thug who works for bad guys, that he is in fact working for the US Government. But he also has to get Karen to trust him enough to try to find out who’s after his team, and why. Not to mention he’s incredibly attracted to her. Sure. No problem. Piece of cake.
Call her crazy, but Karen begins to trust Tucker and the guys. She also can’t resist a good mystery, so she puts her skills to the test. And just as that trust is budding, there’s a stolen drone used to attack a civilian area. And Tucker and his team are blamed for it.
Karen doesn’t know what to believe anymore, and her attraction to Tucker isn’t helping the situation. Wanting to help clear their names, Karen finds herself pulled deeper into government corruption than she’d thought possible. How can she help them when she’s being blocked at every turn, and it’s a bit closer to home than she’d expected.
Edge of Danger is full of edge-of-your-seat action, seductive romance, and non-stop excitement. You can’t go wrong picking up a Katie Reus book, and you definitely can’t go wrong picking up this book.
***ARC courtesy of Berkley