Fearless Florida bounty-hunter Lori Anderson travels to Chicago to trap the head of a notorious crime family, in a high-stakes, nail-biting mission that sees her trapped in one of the city’s tallest buildings during a blackout…
‘A real cracker’ Mark Billingham
‘My kind of book’ Lee Child
‘Like Midnight Run, but much darker … really, really good’ Ian Rankin
A city in darkness. A building in lockdown. A score that can only be settled in blood…
Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty-hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their mission: to entrap the head of the Cabressa crime family. The bait: a priceless chess set that Cabressa is determined to add to his collection.
An exclusive high-stakes poker game is arranged in the penthouse suite of one of the city’s tallest buildings, with Lori holding the cards in an agreed arrangement to hand over the pieces, one by one. But, as night falls and the game plays out, stakes rise and tempers flare.
When a power failure plunges the city into darkness, the building goes into lockdown. But this isn’t an ordinary blackout, and the men around the poker table aren’t all who they say they are. Hostages are taken, old scores resurface and the players start to die.
And that’s just the beginning…
I am finally able to share with you my review for this SUPERB book which I think is the best in the series so far!!
I had been eagerly awaiting this one and it is even better than I thought it would be!! The plot is excellent, I was completely addicted and the book left me feeling like I needed to catch my breath and have a proper sit down!
I loved everything about this book from the amazing front cover through to the author’s cracking writing style and ability to write such stunning reads. I have loved all of the books in this series so far and would definitely recommend them all, but this one for me is currently my favourite, I loved the darker vibes you get from the book being set in Chicago!
It is 5 stars from me for this one, it was fast paced, well written, had a brilliant plot, fun and likable characters and kickass Lori was on top of her game again – I loved it – very highly recommended!!