My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Very fasted paced with tons of action and drama.
The two main characters certainly have their fair share of problems. Anna Mercado is in Mexico to give her son who needs a heart transplant one last vacation with his father before he is admitted into the hospital. Anna had left Max over his infidelities but was willing to reconcile for a short while to make her son happy. When she accidentally over hears Max plotting her death and the kidnapping of her son she takes him and goes to Dallas where he is to soon receive a LVAD to help until a donor can be found.
Leland Hollis was a DEA Agent that was part of a mission that went horribly wrong. He just turned in his resignation and is recovering from a wound sustained on that ill fated mission. Leland is also burnt out and teetering on the verge of an addiction to pain pills.
Leland and Anna happen to be in the same hotel in Dallas and when Leland overhears someone break into Anna’s room and is threatening her life. He steps in not knowing that this is going to change the course of both their lives.
Leland doesn’t want to get involved in whatever is going on in Anna’s life but when her son is kidnapped he cannot just leave her. There are so many different Mexican cartels after them both that Leland doesn’t know if it has to do with his last mission or if it has to do with her husband who is also connected to the cartel. What ends up being the real reason is so shocking and unethical you won’t believe it.
This is the first in series and we do meet what I am sure are future characters. I’m hooked and look forward to the next book in the series.