Friday, January 18, 2013

Merciless by Lori Armstrong

Mercy Gunderson is not a person to mess with.  She's a Black Ops army-sniper-turned-FBI-agent and she's tough and relentless.

Touchstone and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to review an ebook of this story (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.

Mercy is near an Indian Reservation and her first real assignment is to investigate a local Indian girl's death.  She has a "partner" who is teaching her FBI skills and they are both stymied by the fact the dead girl was staked like a vampire.  Mercy is also struck by the fact that no one seems particularly concerned about the young woman's death.  Then add in the fact that one of her shirt tail relatives was her last boyfriend and things really start getting sticky.

This is a mix of visions, emotions, and good detective work despite the fact that no one will talk to her about the connections she knows must be there.  What makes the case more difficult is that now the killer is coming after her and her family.  When one of her family is killed, she's determined to stop the psychotic killer.  That's when her special op instinct kicks in and it becomes a matter of life and death in the woods.

The story grabs you in the first few pages and you keep reading until you're done.  The author pulls no punches and keeps it gritty and absorbing until the end.  Everyone had secrets, it's just that some are more deadly than others.  It has the feel of authenticity and I liked Mercy's solution.  Why not read this book and see what you think?

Happy reading.   

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