McCray veers into extraordinarily dark territory as she launches a gritty and scorchingly sexy suspense series. To atone for her horrifying past, this heroine takes extraordinary risks to mete out her own brand of justice. McCray uses first- and third-person viewpoints as she ventures into the shocking world of SandM and human trafficking. This thriller has an ominous atmosphere that's accentuated by take-no-prisoners action. McCray truly kicks butt and takes names!

Former sniper and assassin Lexi Steele takes her job as a team supervisor for the clandestine agency RED very seriously. This work saved her life and gives her purpose. So when one of her undercover agents is murdered in a case gone bad, she's out for blood and vengeance. As it turns out her new co-leader, Nick Donovan, has even more at stake. The same group that killed the agent has kidnapped his sister Kristin and sold her as a sex slave. To find Kristin and break up the slavery ring, Lexi and Nick will have to venture into the world of SandM. (ST. MARTIN'S, Feb., 354 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith