A playful, well-researched thriller that remains romantically genuine throughout.
This third volume of a series finds a family of lawmen-and a veterinarian-trying to thwart a scheme to manipulate the populace with microchips....Though the sex jokes fly with campy abandon, Garrett (Bound by Shadows, 2017, etc.) ensures that the hero's emotional healing remains the backbone of the narrative.
In the first half, readers will likely titter at the verbal foreplay between Megan and Lucas, as when she says, Make it quick, since that's probably your trademark. Despite an instant physical attraction, their romance develops organically.
Later the McAllister clan appears, including Caden, Ethan, and Billy, as well as Lexi Donovan, the hacker from Digital Velocity (2017). Garrett keeps the science components accessible, as in the line "The chip is a polymer that dissolves when the temperature drops, as in when the animal dies."
Those unfamiliar with the McAllisters should enjoy this installment, though a full series read will deliver the maximum emotional impact." - Kirkus Review
About the Author
Man's cruelty and ingenuityfor torment and torture is boundless, not contained by an infiniteimagination. Witnessing the after-effects of a teenager mugged atknifepoint for a pair of tennis shoes, or an elderly woman stabbedrepeatedly with a screwdriver for no apparent reason, left an indelibleimpression that will forever haunt her subconscious. In counterpoint,she has observed a woman stop her vehicle in severe, snowy weather tooffer her own winter coat to a stranger, a teenager wearing a threadbare hoodie. Life's diversities are endless.
Though her kids are herlife, writing is Reily's life after. The one enjoyed after the kids arein bed or after they're in school and the house is quiet. This is thetime she kicks back with laptop and lapdog to give her imagination freerein. In reading, take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for yourfavorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions of them over a coffee with your best friend (even if he'sfour-legged). Life is short. Cherish your time.