New York City’s streets are more dangerous than ever with the leaderless Order of Adrasteia and the Ikelos Coalition, a newly emerged Therian group, at war. Innocent civilians are caught in the crossfire and although the THIRDS round up more and more members of the Order in the hopes of keeping the volatile group from reorganizing, the members of the Coalition continue to escape and wreak havoc in the name of vigilante justice.
Worse yet, someone inside the THIRDS has been feeding the Coalition information. It’s up to Destructive Delta to draw out the mole and put an end to the war before anyone else gets hurt. But to get the job done, the team will have to work through the aftereffects of the Therian Youth Center bombing. A skirmish with Coalition members leads Agent Dexter J. Daley to a shocking discovery and suddenly it becomes clear that the random violence isn’t so random. There’s more going on than Dex and Sloane originally believed, and their fiery partnership is put to the test. As the case takes an explosive turn, Dex and Sloane are in danger of losing more than their relationship.
First let me say I would be a very grumpy reader if I didn’t have the next book already downloaded and ready to go. I really despise cliffhangers, even though we know this is a continuing story line. Okay now for the good stuff.
Dex and Sloane are so much closer to figuring out what they want from each other but not quite there. Ash has suddenly become standoffish and even ruder than he was. Other pairs of the team are dealing with issues and the retrospect looks into the past give a lot of insight. We learn more about Sloan and Ash’s past and how it influences present decisions.
The bad guys are multiplying and coming at all fronts. The Coalition and The Order are both making life difficult. Lives are being lost including civilians caught in the cross fire. The whole team is starting to unravel, nothing is working the way it should.
As always there is humor, shock at the use of the L word, party planning and mystery. I was completely entertained and look forward to reading the whole series!
4.5 of 5 stars