A complicated history. A deadly future. Can one woman survive another deep dive into the rotten underbelly of crime?
Angeline Porter craves a return to normalcy. But when the former criminal defense attorney receives an alarming text, she races in desperation to Florida only to find a ransacked apartment, a poisoned dog, and a missing half-sister. Determined to rescue her sibling, she follows a trail of shockingly incriminating clues and plunges into a life-or-death fight with the Boston mob.
Taking advantage of old ties with a charming FBI agent and trying to outsmart a violent syndicate boss with powerful federal connections, Angeline and dubious allies begin tracking down the kidnappers… until she uncovers a supposed protector's crafty deception. And while a nefarious rogue agent, a long-lost relative, and a possibly corrupt cop close in, the gutsy woman makes the risky decision to go it alone.
Is her headlong race to save her sister about to zip her into a body bag?
1 Last Betrayal is the suspense-laden third book in the Angeline Porter Trilogy of femmes-noir thrillers. If you like bold heroines, riveting twists, and balancing on the knife's edge, then you'll love Valerie J. Brooks' gritty descent into the underworld.A complicated history. A deadly future. Can one woman survive another deep dive into the rotten underbelly of crime?
"1 Last Betrayal, the explosive third installment in the Angeline Porter Series, brings the heat, intrigue, and grit that we've come to love from Valerie J. Brooks, the queen of the femmes-noir thriller. Steeped in suspense, chilling encounters, and shocking twists, Brooks drops us into the dark underbelly of organized crime, and we love her for it." ~ Heather Gudenkauf ~ NYT bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and The Overnight Guest
"The third book in the Angeline Porter femme noir trilogy begins with a bang when our heroine races to Florida only to find her half-sister is missing. Hot on the trail, Angeline is thrown into a life-or-death fight with the Boston mob. A twisty plot, great locations, and a gutsy protagonist you'll root for all the way. A fabulous finale to a sophisticated series that can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone title." ~ Kaira Rouda, USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author
"Like the first two books featuring the disbarred Oregon attorney Angeline Porter, 1 Last Betrayal is meticulously crafted by a writer who never seems to take a false step: every clue, every revelation, every betrayal dovetails into the next one. The secondary characters – a conflicted detective, a cold-blooded mobster – are expertly drawn, and the narrative's sexual aura, like its portrayal of grief, is refreshingly realistic. But in the end, Angeline – analytical, morally grounded, deeply courageous – remains the book's anchor, a principled woman who refuses to give in even as the walls close around her in what, for my money, is Valerie Brooks' finest novel to date." ~ Tim Applegate, Flamingo Lane and Fever Tree
"With 1 Last Betrayal, author, Valerie J. Brooks, has delivered a seductive, intricately twisted suspense-thriller that's nearly impossible to put down. When onetime defense attorney, the tough-yet-vulnerable Angeline Porter, investigates the disappearance of her half-sister, she's plunged into a sinister underworld of double-dealing, corruption, kidnapping, and murder. Nothing is what it seems, and no one can be trusted. As you start 1 Last Betrayal, get ready for a wild ride with plenty of suspense, action, and shocking surprises." ~ Kevin O'Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Night She Disappeared