Feature book: Deadly Abandon
This is the second instalment in the Shadow Soldiers series and another edge of your seat romantic suspense. If you like your heroes big, strong and alpha and a heroine who is sassy and tough, you are going to enjoy this one.
Homicide Lieutenant Detective Sullivan Sauvage, Sully to his friends, has been called in to investigate a probable homicide in the Mallard Bay area. Sully is also the leader of a group of shadow soldiers trained in combat to help where needed around the country. A young, very attractive woman has been found dead in her spa. Sully arrives to find the local police trampling all over the evidence without a care and takes control. He finds an injured dog locked in the bathroom and knows he needs to get this dog sedated to see if there is any evidence on him.
Sully organises for the local vet to be called in to sedate the Rottweiler dog so they can get him back to the lab for any evidence. Dr Breeanna McGill has just returned from a workout when she gets the call to attend an injured dog but her heart stops when she recognises the address of her best friend Rainey. She wonders what happened and why did Bruiser need sedating? Breeanna and Rainey had lost another of their friends, Miranda, only a matter of weeks ago, who had supposedly drowned in a boating accident but Breeanna was convinced that she had been murdered and no amount of talking had got the local police to take her seriously.
The minute Sully and Bree lay eyes on each other the sparks fly between them. Sully wants Bruiser sedated and sent back to the lab and Bree is determined to take him to her clinic and then home with her. After Bree makes a phone call to a local judge, she gets her way so Sully and Bree make their way to the clinic. Sully knows that Bree is hiding something from him but Bree is so shocked over the death of her friend that she is not coping very well.
Sully is more a one night stand kind of guy. He has no room for permanency in his life with the jobs that he does and Bree is a single mum after losing her military husband. But he can feel himself being drawn to Bree. She feels the same way about Sully and things really heat up when they realise that Rainey’s death is at the hands a of psychopathic serial killer. They realise there have been many deaths at his hands over the last 13 years in the Mallard Bay area that have gone undetected and put down as accidental. Then the serial killer comes after Bree. Sully calls in the shadow soldiers to help protect Bree and her 13-year-old son, Cody.
This is a fast paced story as Sully and his soldiers work hard to keep Bree and Cody safe and as each day goes past the pair realise that they can’t do without each other. Ms Lane keeps the story moving fast and the cast of characters all add to the great story.
reviewed by Helen S
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.