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When a homeless veteran is found dead in a squalid Sacramento alley, FBI special agent Megan Elliott vows to find the murdered hero's killer. Her investigation gets complicated fast, for the victim, a former Delta Force soldier, is just one link in a nationwide spree of torture and murder.

Straight off a job rescuing medical missionaries, soldier-for-hire Jack Kincaid returns to his home base in the Texas border town of Hidalgo only to receive the news that one of his closest colleagues, also ex-military, has been brutally murdered. Faced with an inept local police force, Jack takes matters into his own hands.

Now, as part of a national task force to stop the sadistic killings, by-the-book Megan and burn-the-book Jack form a tense alliance, sparked with conflict and temptation. But they struggle against more than passion, for a vicious pair of killers has only just begun a rampage of evil...and the primary target is much closer than Megan suspects.

©2009 Allison Brennan; (P)2009 Random House

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Romance, Heavy on the Suspense

This book is well written with enough twists and turns, expected and unexpected, to keep you going. It borders on horror with explicit, gory dead scenes but not over the top. If you're even a little squeamish don't read.
The mystery was definitely the emphasis for the book and the romance secondary and if I have any complaints it would be the ending was drawn-out then ended abruptly. The romantic ties drawn too flimsy to be believable for the ending.
All in all I give it thumbs up for the well written mystery, but thumbs sideways for not enough substance for the romance.

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  • Kathleen
  • Peoria, IL, United States
  • 07-12-16

another excellent book

Would you listen to Sudden Death again? Why?

Yes, kept my interest. surprising turn of events. Narrator outstanding!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack was irresistible!

Which character – as performed by Ann Marie Lee – was your favorite?

She did such a great job with the different characters! I liked Jack and Megan the best.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I could do that if I had time.

Any additional comments?

Very entertaining.

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  • Robert
  • Pensacola, FL, United States
  • 10-22-14

Sick!!!

I have listened to numerous suspense books over the years and some have been pretty gory, but this one I had to stop after just an hour of listening.
If you like severe torture in detail then you will like the book.
For me, it was sick!

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