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No Trust in the City by Riley McKissack
Men of the Badge – Blue Lights series
Southern Nights Publishing (February 2, 2017)
Mystery & Suspense/Romance
Can be read in any order as a stand alone book. But, there are many more Men of the Badge, as well as Men of the Badge Blue Lights There’s a thin line between doing the right thing and self-preservation. A wrong step either way can prove disaster. Kelsey Tifton always swore she would do the right thing. Her father paid a price for doing that but it has only served to reinforce her sense of ethics. The police are supposed to be the good guys, the ones you call when you’re in trouble. They shouldn’t be the people you fear the most. Unfortunately, not all police believe that. A few believe the badge gives them rights that conflict with the rights of citizens. If Kelsey can’t figure out who are the good guys, versus which ones want her dead … Too bad that the guy who stirs her blood into a tempest might be one of the bad guys. Kelsey’s job in the evidence room of the Atlanta Police Department makes her a vital link in the chain of custody. Breaking that link can allow criminals to walk free. That’s something she is determined to prevent. No matter how much danger that brings her.
The latest release in the Blue Lights series features Kelsey Tifton, an evidence room clerk and Lieutenant Eddie Hamer. There’s a mix of suspense and mystery with some bad timing mutual attraction and chemistry. The story reads as written by someone with knowledge of the system. McKissack has written a different type of storyline – one with corrupt cops working right along with the good cops. A few appearances from characters from other books in the Blue Lights series makes me happy as I’m a fan of the series. This is the third book in the Blue Lights series but is a standalone novel. What I’ve found by reading books by this author is: 1) that when I think I know who villain is, there’s a twist and it’s someone not on my radar, 2) the heroine are strong, driven women, and 3) there’s usually a cute dog in the story. Another satisfying read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Riley McKissack has worked for many years as a journalist. Cornered gunmen, cop killers, a bomb going off in a domestic terrorism incident, Riley has covered it all. Riley has spent years chasing stories involving every type of bad guy and cop imaginable, including FBI, Homeland Security, homicide detectives and arson investigators. Riley sponged up the drama, tension and danger on SWAT operations, hostage negotiations, drug busts and countless other dangerous situations. That passion and drama spills out onto the pages of Riley’s novels, along with the personal stories behind the men and women who stand between danger and the people they love