Award-winning author DiAnn Mills continues her contemporary romantic suspense series featuring FBI agents in the Houston area, with a sequel to Firewall, the 2014 Genre Fiction award from Library Journal.
FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she’s vowed to forget Wilmington—and what she sacrificed to put him away—he is now her best lead.
Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll do anything to protect his family—even force interagency cooperation. But he’s quickly drawn to Laurel’s empathy and zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon.
As the unlikely trio uncovers evidence suggesting the scam is more extensive and deadly than they imagined, both Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington’s claims of redemption, or if he’s leading them straight into a double cross.
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With a title of DOUBLE CROSS, the reader obviously knows there will be a double cross — but who will it be? Will it be the obvious choice (Morton whose claim to be a Christian might not be valid), a possible double agent in the FBI office or Houston Police Department — or someone the reader would never suspect because the story doesn’t give us a clue?
I thought I had figured it out, but I was shocked at the unexpected twist in the final chapter. In this case, the person was someone I didn’t suspect until the very last moment. It was like riding a roller coaster when you know the car is going up a hill and will go down a hill on the other side — but you weren’t expecting to have it go suddenly at a 90-degree angle! Well done, Ms. Mills! I can’t wait to read the next installment in the Houston FBI series.
Carol R. Gehringer