US Marshal Madison James may not be sure who shot her three months ago, but she does know one thing – it's time to get back into the field. When her partner, Jonas Quinn, receives a message that a federal warrant just came in on a man connected to a string of bank robberies, Madison jumps at the chance to get back to work. What she and Jonas find is a bank robbery gone wrong – and things are about to get complicated.
For these bank robbers, it's never been about the money. It's about taking risks and adrenaline rushes, and getting caught is not part of the game. When the suspects escape, Madison and Jonas must hunt them down and bring them to justice before someone else – someone close to them gets hurt...or worse.
This is another good novel of suspense from Harris. While it is the second in a series featuring Madison and Jonas, it reads well on its own. The plot is good as the marshals try to outwit bank robbers. There is a good balance of investigation, suspense, and character revelation and development. There is possibility of romance but I appreciate Harris keeping it low key until the end.
Living on an island in the Salish Sea, I thought the best aspect of this novel was the setting. I loved Madison and Jonas chasing the bad guys to the San Juan Islands, riding a ferry, seeing Vancouver Island, the Olympic Mountains, and even some orcas. I really appreciate Harris firmly describing the beauty of the area, such as the view of Seattle from Kerry Park.
I did have an issue with the ferry description in that there or no ramps leading down to the water and there are solid chains at both ends of the flat car decks to prevent cars from falling off. Other than that, a good novel of suspense that highlights the beauty of Northwest Washington State.
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You can read my review of the first book in the series, The Escape.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
About the Author:
Lisa Harris is a USA Today bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times. She is author of more than forty books. Harris and her family have spent over 17 years living as missionaries in southern Africa. She is currently stateside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can find out more at www.lisaharriswrites.com.
Revell, 320 pages.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)