The evolution of Lucy Kincaid from former victim to instinctive and talented agent continues in Brennan’s new heart-stopping thriller. The Lucy Kincaid/Sean Rogan novels provide not only edge-of-your-seat suspense, but also character development, as Lucy must face past demons and learn to trust her instincts. From first to last, this story grabs hold and never lets go.
While waiting for her FBI Academy training class to begin, Lucy is assisting her training agent Noah Armstrong in investigating the murder of a high-priced call girl linked to a powerful congressman. Even though Lucy is right about what she notices at a crime scene, she angers the agent in charge so she is assigned a different case. Lucy’s instincts go on red alert when she realizes a new murder investigation of several young call girls, and a social worker, is tied back to the original case. At the center is a young woman named Ivy who is being hunted by killers. Strangely, Sean is also drawn into events when he is asked by a senator to find Ivy. Lucy is racing against time and bureaucratic roadblocks to save the girls. (ST. MARTIN’S, May, 352 pp., $7.99)