Mary Connealy has done it again! She's written a nailbiter of a novel that can't be put down. This reader and reviewer has almost no nails left! What a heart pounding read this was! That said, Mary Connealy's sense of humor has the reader hooting at the most unexpected times. Thankfully, this peppering of humor throughout keeps the reader sane as we wade through blood, gore and guts... figuratively speaking, that is.
An assassin takes a shot to kill two people with one bullet. His bullet hits his targets but he's seriously underestimated their resilience. Natalie Brewster, a deep undercover agent for a group that doesn’t officially exist, saw the gunman reflected in the glass. She knew that he definitely waited, lined up the shot, but just as he squeezed the trigger, she thrust the man in front of her toward the Metro stairs in front of her. The Assassin tried to kill both of them...with one shot! Nat and Case Garrison hit the ground bleeding, but they both come up shooting.
That just makes the killer, Prometheus, livid. He never misses.
Now Case and Nat, who have never before met, must figure out what they have in common to make them a killer's target. Not to mention, they have to do it while running for their lives. Despite the two of them being highly skilled at keeping a low profile, the killer keeps finding them. Contrary to their knee jerk reaction to stand and fight, they run at break-neck speed, hiding with all the skill of long-time undercover agents while falling in love with a passion that might be one reason why dodging the killer has become so hard...their focus isn't as sharp as they need it to be when the person they are running beside is so doggone attractive.
Clues to their dilemma keep surfacing, but their panicky cross country flight, not to mention that doggone attraction, keeps them from connecting the dots.
This reviewer found this novel nearly impossible to put down. It kept me reading far, far past bedtime. What an incredible novel. By it, rent it, borrow it...but be prepared to lose a whole lot of sleep!