Edge Of Danger
Deadly Ops, Book #4
By Katie Reus
Author Website: http://www.katiereus.com/
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer jerjen
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.
*New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden (Goodreads)
Undercover DEA agent, Tucker Pankov, is not having a good week. First his boss is killed and Tucker does not know who is responsible for the death. Then an assassin shows up at his house and tries to kill him. When he finds out that other members of his team were also targeted for death, Tucker knows there is a big problem and he is being targeted by someone very powerful. But he has no idea why. Things continue to go downhill when he and the members of his team find out that they have lost their top-secret security clearance. And then they find themselves on television, appearing to be placing bombs and blowing up very public places. Not knowing who is behind these actions and not knowing who they can trust, they have to proceed with caution working outside the box to find a solution. When they kidnap Karen Stafford, an NSA analyst, they feel that she is their only hope of solving this mystery and discovering who is behind the attacks. This is one of the times they had to work outside normal operating procedures.
The characters are well rounded, well developed and three dimensional. You cannot help but like Tucker and root for him. Although he is a highly trained undercover agent and more than capable of disarming someone in a blink of an eye, he also has a tender side. He lives by his own code of ethics and there are some lines he will not cross. Kidnapping Karen almost crosses that line and he is not happy that he had to resort to that action. He does everything in his power to make her feel safe and let her know they mean her no harm. And after he gets to know her better, he knows he will do everything in his power to keep her alive. Karen is one tough woman and she is not easily intimidated. But when she is kidnapped and meets Tucker, she is scared to death but refuses to let Tucker and the others know. As she gets to know him better, she sees that the only thing she has to fear from him is losing her heart to him.
This is an action packed adventure thriller that pulls the reader along at breakneck speed and never lets the reader catch their breath. Every page is full of action, tension and suspense. Starting from the first page, there is enough going on to keep the reader wanting to turn the pages to see what will happen next. I enjoyed the fact that the reader knew who the bad guys are, even though Tucker and his team had no idea. To me this added more suspense and tension and I really like that.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and I felt like I was right there watching all the action (bullets flying, explosions) happening around me. The romance between Tucker and Elizabeth was also explosive and the action and suspense were woven together perfectly.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a romantic suspense with lots of action. This book can be read as a stand alone but why would you not want to read all of the books in the series?