As one of the youngest explosive-enforcement officers with the ATF, Samantha Waters is very good at what she does. So good that when three senators are killed in an explosion, she is asked to join the Last Chance task force—the experts the president calls upon in special cases.

Sam's liaison in the group is former Delta Force and CIA agent Payton Reynolds. Payton's dark past has kept him insulated romantically, but something about Sam starts cracking his protective shield.

When an FBI agent and dear friend of Sam's is assassinated in a bomb blast, Sam starts to wonder if this serial bomber is trying to deliver a personal message. Translating that message and stopping him before more people die means a desperate race against time.

The dangerous and precise work of a bomb specialist is the linchpin of this tremendously gripping thriller. With the Last Chance task force, Davis has developed the perfect vehicle for delivering a wide array of truly riveting and unforgettable stories. (Jun., 384 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith