This is the third book in Lisa Harris’ series Southern Crimes. The first two books are Dangerous Passage and Fatal Exchange. It continues with the story of the Hunt family – this time with Michael Hunt, who his family thinks is dead. Michael has been working undercover in the cartel under Antonio Valez. His cover is blown but he can’t turn to the authorities because of corruption within the Atlanta police department and he’s been accused of being a mole in the police department. He’s being hunted by both the cartel and the police and his only hope is Olivia Hamilton, the daughter of Antonio Valez, and the woman he is falling for.
The intricate web of lies and deceit on many different levels in this book keeps you on the edge of your seat. As Michael and Olivia try to stay one step ahead of those chasing them, you are drawn into the storyline. If you’ve read the first two books in the series, knowing that Michael is alive and did not die in an explosion as his family was led to believe, will compel you to find out if he is ever going to be reunited with his family with the price on his head.
I had never read the first book in this series so I wasn’t all that interested in the few sections where Avery (Michael’s older sister) was the POV character. I found these sections didn’t bring a whole lot to the story which I might have felt different about if I had read Jackson and Avery’s story.
This book is a Christian romantic suspense novel so Christianity is woven among the romance and suspense.