Firefighter Walker McClain Was, Hands Down, The Sexiest, Most Affecting Suspect That Undercover Investigator Jen Lawson Had Ever Been Assigned But She Hadn T Come To Station Three To Fall Into Bed With McClain She Was There To Find Out If He Was A Dangerous Vigilante The Payback KillerWalker Knew Better Than To Get Involved With His New SWAT Partner But She Awakened Feelings He Thought Had Long Since Turned To Ash After His Wife S Brutal Murder And As Their Attraction Heated Up, So Did The Killer S Deadly Plan The Question Was, Just How Deep Did Walker S Obsession With Justice Go Someone is meticulously killing homeless criminals using an ingenious method He burns them.The most likely suspect is firefighter Walker McClain His motive is irrefutable Two and a half years ago his wife, carrying his unborn child, died in a brutal mugging by a homeless man with a scar across his knuckles And Walker hasn t stopped searching for him.Such a mindset could easily turn him into a vigilante murderer He has the motive, the knowledge and the means.But if he s really guilty needs to be determined And this is where Jen Lawson, undercover firefighter IA plant, comes in She has to get close to Walker to discover whether he s the infamous Payback Killer, but she isn t prepared for the attraction between them to pull her closer than she intended.After the disappointment of Ms Cowan s previous Hot Zone book, The Private Bodyguard, I was ready for the worst, so the unexpectedly good story came as a huge surprise for me.I loved every aspect of it The pacing was nice and steady, the writing and style has improved, the heroine was someone I wouldn t mind being friends with, and the hero, despite the clich of a dead wife and in search of her killer, ridden by guilt for even taking notice of another woman, was utterly lovable and totally yummy hunky firefighter material.Despite the shortness of the book the romance between Jen and Walker didn t seem rushed Their misgivings about the attraction between them were endearing, and very plausible, the passion was explosive, and even the implosion as the aftermath of the truth was believable, comprehensible, and heart breaking.And thanks to the villain showing up at the opportune moment, the anger and sense of betrayal didn t last long Don t you just love it when the villain knows just the right moment when to make his her appearance This book had a great suspense subplot as well Nicely crafted, well developped, and very well written Though as the reader I knew the hero wasn t really the killer, the author managed to convey a sense of suspicion and ambiguity in everything he said to the heroine, making even me doubt my conviction.And the fact I didn t see the villain s identity coming until the heroine figured it out was an added bonus.Great story SRS 1598 Working undercover as an undercover SWAT medic firefighter, it s Jen Lawson s job to find out if fellow SWAT medic firefighter, Walker McClain was the Payback Killer With all the evidence pointing to him, it was Jen s job to figure out if the evidence was pointing in the right direction With the death of his wife and unborn child and his strange behaviors since, everyone knows Walker would have the want for revenge But the time Jen spends with him the sure she is that he isn t the killer they are looking for Hating having to lie to the first man she has come to have feelings for since her fiance Mark, who had bipolar disorder She decides to wait until she can prove his innocence before telling him about her undercover job, but when a text message beats her to the punch, it maybe to late for their relationship to grow.
Debra S Cowan,
- 215 pages
- The Vigilante Lover (The Hot Zone #5)
- Debra Cowan
- 05 October 2018 Debra Cowan