Terry and Tempie vowed to avenge their father's assassination at the hands of Needles. But when a mysterious woman appears on the scene, Terry makes a bet with her that he can kill Needles before she does. Who is she and why does she want to kill Needles? And WHY does she seem to appear out of thin air? Why does she seem to know Terry's thoughts? Terry and the woman size each other's moves like players in a murderous chess game. Who will win the bet and are the stakes for losing too high? And, will the two cross paths in the future?
The ending of this book leaves the door open for future books and I will certainly buy them, as well. I loved the suspense and suggestion of a future romance in the later books.
I bought a copy of this book directly from the author.