"There was blood on the ice."
When former Army Night Stalker Rick Jordan finds evidence that human blood has been spilled on his rural Missouri property, his instincts go on high alert. After careful reconnaissance, he knows exactly who made him a surprise visit, but obviously something went terribly awry.
Soon after Rick Jordan hires private investigator Heather Shields to locate his missing friend, several coincidences appear to intersect; making the case much more difficult to solve and much more dangerous to pursue. Someone out there has dark ambitions, and is more than willing to kill anyone who gets in their way.
"All we can do is make the best choice we're capable of with the information we have in the present. . . . . and sometimes we make mistakes."
The strength of this story is in its ending, which the author spins perfectly out of control. Fans of high octane romantic suspense will enjoy every bend and twist of this riveting conclusion to the "Code of Honor" series.
*I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing through Interviews and Reviews. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
Dark Ambitions by Irene Hannon is book 3 in the Code of Honor series, but it reads well as a stand-alone. I have not read the first two stories, but I am definitely adding them to my TBR!
This story starts off quickly, but the pace slows down a bit for the middle part of the story before it ramps up again at the end. I thought I had quickly figured out who the villain was - several times! I ended up being correct while totally wrong at the same time!
I liked both Rick and Heather and I thought their chemistry was good, but I would’ve have liked to have seen more development in their relationship throughout the story instead of just an immediate attraction. I was really glad that Ms. Hannon added the epilogue because without it, I feel their story would have been lacking.
Overall, this is a good solid read and I’m looking forward to reading the first two stories soon!
*I received a complementary copy of this book from Revell publishing.
Back Cover Blurb:
Former Army Night Stalker Rick Jordan usually has his camp for foster children to himself during the winter months. But someone has visited recently--leaving a trail of blood. One of the two clues left behind tips Rick off to the identity of his visitor, who soon turns up dead. The police deem it an accident, but Rick isn't convinced. With the help of private investigator Heather Shields, he sets out to decipher the remaining clue. Except someone doesn't want them to succeed--and will stop at nothing to keep them from finding the truth.
With her trademark psychological suspense ratcheting up the tension on every page, bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon takes you on a search for a cold-blooded killer with an ambitious goal and deadly intent.
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