The hero becomes the victim...
When the world's foremost kidnap and ransom negotiator is snatched by a ruthless drug cartel, Jake Riley becomes ensnared in the effort to save him. But he's up against Los Zetas, an elite paramilitary organization renowned for its ferocity and skill. Now he and his colleagues must navigate the dark underbelly of Mexico, from raging street wars to perilous jungles, in an effort to rescue him before time runs out.
After nearly losing her life on her last case, FBI Agent Kelly Jones may never do fieldwork again. Determined to regain her confidence, she joins Jake on his missionand quickly realizes she's in over her head. Then in the slums of Mexico City, she encounters a former nemesis who's enacting a nightmarish ritual on the weak and vulnerable. Now she has one last, desperate shot to prove herselfby taking down a killer.
"Gagnon's fourth novel is arguably her best yet. The rapid-fire pace, detailed characterization, and terrific action scenes will engage anyone looking for the perfect book to read on an airplane or in an easy chair."
"Michelle Gagnon has again given readers an intense, fast-paced crime thriller with characters we've come to know and care about over the course of this series. She ratchets up the suspense for a powerful ending."
—Tanzey Cutter, Fresh Fiction
Mira, Mass Market Paperback, November 2010, ISBN-13: 978-0778328261