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Sent to Macon for an undercover mission to infiltrate a drug and prostitution ring, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Will Trent hides the facts about his latest assignment from his girlfriend, Sara Linton, when the stakes prove higher than any he has yet encountered.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345539472
Characteristics: 382 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 23, 2018

Wow!!! That was intense!!! The opening chapter, like seriously how can you put the book down?! As more and more clues are unraveled about Lena, Will and the cases that they are working on, I was eagerly trying to devour the book as much as I can and as quick as I can.

Just when you get a glimpse of what is happening in one scene, the chapter ends. And the chapter starts off a few days or week prior to what just happened in the previous chapter. Ugh nooooo!!! I need answers now!!! Like what did Lena find in the basement?! Who is this villain?! Will Sara and Will make it through this rough patch?! I was dying for answers.

And when the pieces slowly fell into place, there was moments of ah ha! and omg! Blackmail, double dealing, weapon and drug trafficking, child endangerment, backstabbing....never a dull moment for sure! You know you will be in for a ride when you read this book.

Jul 02, 2017

Read this book several years ago like the character Will Trent. Good and easy book to read. Enjoyed it and will read more by this author.

Dec 19, 2016

(The seventh book in the Will Trent series)

Mar 21, 2016

Was only okay.

Jul 19, 2015

I thought this book was awesome. Slaughter has the ability to keep you reading to find out what happens next. I guess the only thing I did not like was that for someone who has not read the previous books in the series, this one would not be as exciting or as revealing

Jul 26, 2014

This is a dark book with lots of violence that can be hard to read. Its interesting as you don't know who to trust. This is part of a series and some of the book talks about the past which could be boring if you're read the other books. Its part procedural on finding who tried to kill two police officers after a raid on a drug house that had a surprising find. A small part is about a man who finally comes to term with his past.

Dec 05, 2013

I love Karen Slaughter and the Will Trent mysteries however this one fell seriously flat for me. There was too much time spent on the women's conflicting, emotional past issues, as valid as they were, I understood the dynamic when I read it the first time. I did not need the chapters of repetition. And frankly, the big bad guy was painted as a terrifically elusive criminal, that wielded great power in the drug culture in several states over a long period of time...yet he was caught and mystery was solved in what seemed like a matter of token pages at the end. Too easy. Not clever. Not surprising. THUNK.

Oct 13, 2013

This installment brings back an old nemsis into Dr. Linton's life, and Will is right in the middle of everything. The characters, especially the evil ones, seem very real. As usual, Karin Slaughter writes another book I couldn't put down, staying up until the wee hours until I finished it.

Happyvalley Sep 18, 2013

Excellent book. Best of the series and one of the best books I have ever read.

JCLHunterSt Jul 14, 2013

I have been a fan of Karin Slaughter since the first Grant County book, Blindsighted. Slaughter’s character develop is wonderful, her plots have plenty of twists and turns and her stories always leave me with wanting more. This latest book didn’t disappoint, although I was a bit surprised at the amount of violence. It’s difficult to comment on this single book since the individual books are part of the whole. This series is intriguing, suspenseful and very satisfying. 4.5 rating.


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Jul 26, 2014

Will Trent is working undercover and is trying to find the leader of a drug ring. While undercover, he is part of a look out when two police officers are almost killed. One of the victims is his girlfriend Sara's stepson, Jared. The other victim is Lena who Sara blames for her first husband's death. The cause of the death attempt is from a raid on a drug house with surprising finds that leads to more secrets. Will and Sara have a hard time dealing with all that is happening but in the end Will finally tells Sara the truth about his past.


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