After dozens of Lexington, Kentucky's forgotten - mostly prostitutes and the homeless - swamp local hospitals from apparent overdoses over the Fourth of July weekend, Kentucky cops soon discover a new synthetic form of heroin is infecting their communities, and that gangs - namely the outlaw motorcycle gang Samael's Army - are responsible for using a "disposable" population to test the new drug.
Soon after, the deadly new drug claims the daughter of a US senator, and FBI Director Jack Waller assigns Brooke Fairfax to the case. Because the synthetic opioid was created in a lab, the feds turn to the expertise of billionaire chemist Declan O'Roark, who is all too happy to lend a hand if it will bring him closer to Brooke.
As Brooke and Declan are forced to work together, Declan attempts to tear down the barriers around Brooke's heart. But when Brooke gets drawn into the depths of the outlaw motorcycle gang she's investigating, she and Declan both fear for her life.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Yes and no. Who drugged the Senators daughter? Who is moving drugs that kill in the community? These are the plots to solve. The intrigue was there, but everything wasn't cleared up to my satisfaction. We presume the death was an accident, we find that greed and power were involved..was the Senator involved? Who killed the girls? Who were the dead bodies in the truck? Was it Gray that cooked up the batch of drugs? Did he really have the knowledge to do so? The story wasn't as wrapped up as I thought it should have been.
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed the book. This was the first time I've had dual readers and I'm not sure that was necessary. Emily was great, Irish accent and all. Alan was fine, but his reading of Declan was adequate, but I liked Emily's better. I would have rated the performance a 3, but Emily's performance swayed me ☺️
I was left a little unsatisifed about the conclusion. Some things weren't clearly settled in my mind. Brooke made many stupid decisions that I felt as FBI she should have known better..she was a bit reckless..and we never heard anything more about Demetri. It's possible that these questions could continue into the next book.