Fatal Series bk 2
Supreme Court nominee Julian Sinclair comes to Washington expecting to be confirmed to the high court. Instead, he’s found shot execution-style in a city park. Detective Lt. Sam Holland’s list of suspects is long, but does it include her significant other, Senator Nick Cappuano, one of the last to see Sinclair alive? While tracking down Sinclair’s killer, Sam is also confronted with a new lead into her father’s unsolved shooting that leads to unexpected danger for her. In the meantime, Sam’s partner, Detective Freddie Cruz, returns to the “scene of the crime” when he looks up Elin Svendson, one of the late Senator John O’Connor’s sexy ex-girlfriends. After a lifetime of virtue, will Freddie be led down the road to ruin by a temptress who wants only one thing from him?
I am not a big political thriller fan unless there is a good romance in it and the characters are ones that I connect with. In Marie’s Fatal Series I get both, there is a great romance and I connect completely with Sam.
Sam and Nick are on the verge of making a major change in their relationship and Sam coming from an horrible past relationship is a little gun shy. As she is coming to terms and trying to figure just what she is capable of in her relationship with Nick she gets two cases that pull her in different directions.
At the scene of a domestic disturbance that turned deadly the find a box full of newspaper clippings about her father’s shooting. The whole department thinks that they finally have their man. While they are underway on this investigation, one of Nicks mentor’s is found murdered execution style.
As Sam focuses on these two cases it pulls them in different directions. Nick wants Sam to commit to him completely by moving in with him, while trying to deal with not only losing his best friend to murder, but now one of his mentors as well. He wants Sam with him, but he knows that she is also a cop, and he has to learn how to deal with that.
Sam wants to finally solve her father’s case, and find the person that killed Julian, and be there for Nick, and is playing a balancing game that she is unused to. As she goes along however she has to come to terms with her past, and embrace the future, all while trying to solve a murder.
One of the things I like about this series is that I can relate to Sam on a very personal level. One of the things that she feels defines her is her endometriosis and infertility. When I read those scenes and see her struggle I know exactly what she is going through because I have been there. Nick’s reaction to it is the same that Mike’s was. When you have a series that has the same couple as the main characters in the book you have a book that is the turning point for them in their relationship, and to me that is this book for Nick and Sam. Both of them go through some major relationship changes and emotions while dealing with the outside world and their jobs. Learning how to combine the two successfully.
This series also has a great cast of supporting characters.
This book is an ebook only
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