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. Read more...
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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.
*New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden
- ISBN-13: 9780451475459
- ISBN-10: 0451475453
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: November 2015
- Page Count: 352
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds
Series: Deadly Ops Novel
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Compared to Reus's previous Deadly Ops novels, the fourth (after Shattered Duty) is less gripping, but there's still plenty of groping. When DEA Deputy Director and Deadly Ops Team boss Max Southers is murdered, Tucker Pankov fears his fellow Deadly Ops team members are in danger. His suspicions are confirmed when hit men simultaneously attempt to assassinate them all. Next somebody hacks into DEA personnel files, links the team to a terrorist group, and revokes their top security clearance. It's obvious this is an inside job, so they're forced to "go rogue" to ID the mastermind, avenge Southers's death, and clear their names. The action is pretty tame and doesn't improve when it takes all four Deadly Ops fighters to kidnap NSA analyst Karen Stafford. She's a necessary link to Wesley Burkhart, the only man they're certain is incorruptible. Of course circumstances force Tucker and Karen to spend enough quality time alone together to develop feelings for one another. Maybe cybercrimes take some of the action out of action thrillers, or maybe Reus just felt like coasting through this one. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Nov.)