Deadly Force, SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series, Book 3

Deadly Force, SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series, Book 3

by Misty Evans

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Deadly Force, SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series, Book 3 by Misty Evans

For fans of Scandal and NCIS! The third installment in the USA TODAY bestselling Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce romantic suspense series. Other books include Deadly Pursuit and Deadly Deception.

Some secrets can kill...

NSA agent Bianca Marx is determined to save her marriage, even if it kills her. Which it just might do since she knows a secret about her estranged husband's latest mission. A highly-skilled assassin is hot on her trail and the only man who can keep her safe doesn't want anything to do with her.

She'll be dead in 24 hours...unless he can save her.

After his marriage failed, Navy SEAL Callan Reese threw himself into his work. On his last black ops mission, three of his men--three good men who counted on him--were killed. Now PTSD and a military investigation have sidelined him...until Bianca shows up. She claims someone high up in the US government wants her dead, and the assassin after her is also after him.

The couple that spies together, dies together...

On the run from the very government they serve, Bianca and Cal only have each other. When they uncover a deadly scandal threatening the nation, they'll have one chance to save the day...and one last chance at happiness.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150091030
Publisher: Beach Path Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/08/2015
Series: SCVC Taskforce Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 134,858
File size: 963 KB

About the Author

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published twenty eight novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. As a writing coach, she helps other authors bring their books – and their dreams of being published – to life.

Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled puppies. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at Like her author page on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

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Deadly Force, SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series, Book 3 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
ytcruz 10 days ago
If you are looking for a sweet romance, this one isn’t for you . But, if you want an action packed , nail biting, whodunit, suspense filled romance, then this one is definitely the one for you. I have to confess that at the beginning, I did have a hard time remembering who the multiple cast of characters were, did, and what agency they belonged. Once I got over that , I let myself enjoy the story. The story centers around brilliant, if at times socially awkward NSA analyst Bianca Marx, and Navy SEAL Callan/Cal Reese. His last mission turned out to be a disaster, and he is likely going to be court martial. To make matters worse, he is suffering from PTSD . These two have been together since childhood , got married but now Bianca is seeking a divorce. When she catches up with Cal, shots are fired and Cal goes into bodyguard mode. There is ever a dull moment in this story. Aside from an engaging, thought provoking plot and complex characters, the author reminds us the effects war has on the brave men and women who give their lives to protect us. PTSD is real and we as a society need to do more to help them not only get well, but also return to civilian life. The use of service dogs as support has been shown to be very beneficial. For that reminder, thank you Ms. Evans. I was entrusted a copy of this book. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
I really like this series and although this book is only peripherally a Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce book the folks from the Taskforce show to help one of their own.  This is part of a series but can be read standalone.  I was wishy washy about Callan Reese until about halfway in.  He has been hurt by war, his wife and his own decisions.  Bianca has gifts and quirks but he has known and dealt with those since the fifth grade.  They love each other but may not get the chance to straighten things out between them if he can’t keep her and her brain alive.  Someone is out to kill her and ruin him.  This story is filled with twists and turns and a whole lot of action.  Another fun read from Misty Evans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J: I just loved this book. Full of suspense, action and the right amount of romance. The character development was spot on. GREAT story from an awesome writer!
izzyISH More than 1 year ago
Misty Evans is at the top of my list of romantic suspense writers. Deadly Force is the story of Callan (Cal) Reese and Bianca Marx. Cal is a Navy SEAL suffering from PTSD after his last mission: he is haunted by the fact that three of his SEAL team brethren died under his command, and he lived. He has also come under scrutiny and is blamed for their deaths. Cal has flashbacks which haunt him yet keep nagging at him that something isn’t quite right: if only he can figure it out. Enter Bianca Marx. Bianca is a top-level NSA agent who is a genius with a photographic memory. Bianca has become a big problem for someone in the top level of government because she knows way too much. On top of it all, she knows why Cal’s last mission failed; therefore, she must be eliminated. How are Cal and Bianca connected? They are estranged husband and wife. Bianca runs to Cal to help save her as he is the only one she trusts. By helping Bianca, can he also save himself? Misty Evans is a master at devising plots filled with action, suspense, mystery and betrayal all tied up with a romantic storyline to accompany it. Ms. Evans weaves a story that consistently pulls me in and keeps me guessing and pulling for the hero and heroine until the very end. I was right there with Cal and Bianca trying to figure out who to believe, who to trust and why all of this happened. The twists and turns are amazing. I just can’t get enough of Misty Evans’ books! This is Ms. Evans’ third book in the Southern California Violent Crimes Task Force. I think this is my favorite book in the series because it deals with the military, PTSD and a woman with a high power job and Cal’s lovable dog Maggie. If you haven’t read the other two prior to this, that’s okay, but I can promise you that you will want to go back and read the other two as well. If you love this genre, you will be in for a wild ride when you read this series. *** I would like to disclose that I received this book for an honest review that is my own ***
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
Deadly Force was such a great read and it had everything I like in a romantic suspense. The romance and suspense were balanced out so well, the characters were well developed and diverse, and the writing style was just perfect. Misty Evans has created a story that was perfectly paced and kept me engaged throughout – so engaged that I couldn't put the book down until I was finished! Cal and Bianca were the perfect hero and heroine in this story. They have a history that goes back to childhood and no matter what, they truly just “get” each other – and even though they are in the middle of a divorce, Bianca doesn't think twice about going to Cal when her life is being threatened. I loved watching the two of them try to ignore the attraction that still sizzles between them, and it’s no surprise that Cal can’t do anything but offer his protection when Bianca turns to him for help. The way Misty Evans crafted this story just worked for me. The story was told without a lot of background details up front and she chose just the right points to add them in to support the story line. I never felt that I was missing things, rather it was as if she putting a puzzle together and offering the pieces in just the right sequence to keep the story moving and complete the picture while never giving the whole story away. She also added in such a diverse set of supporting characters that helped add an additional dimension to the story. Even though they were secondary, I truly felt that I knew these characters and understood the role they were playing and why. Sometimes a book just works for you, and this one did just that. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery (especially you conspiracy theorists out there!) that is well balanced with romance, action, and drama. A definite must read! I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, murder, suspense, betrayal, pain and heartbreak. This is Bianca and Callan’s story. When Bianca realizes someone is after her she run to the only person who can protect her. She runs to her husband. While they are estranged she knows that he is the only person who can protect her. On the run they have to deal with the assassin who is after her and also her husband’s PTSD. The people she is working with are also trying to track her down. Who can they trust and if they trust the wrong person as they going to be able to stay alive to give their marriage a chance? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable Read! This series keeps getting better; this is the third book in the SCVC Taskforce Series by Misty Evans. This book can be read as a standalone, but once you read one you will want to read the whole series. Bianca works as an NSA agent and knows some secrets that have her life in danger. There is a hit man after her and the only one she trusts and can save her is her estranged husband Cal. Callen (Cal) is a Navy Seal that is trying to overcome his demons from his last assignment where three members (brothers) of his team were killed. He is also learning how to deal with the PTSD that he has. The last person he expects to see is his wife Bianca asking for his help. They must work together to find the answers and find out who has put a hit on Bianca. This book has it all, romance, mystery, suspense, and sexy Seals. I can’t wait until the next book in this series comes out. Buy this book, it is great and a portion of proceeds of the sales will go towards helping our veterans with PTSD! A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
BRumsey More than 1 year ago
Wow! With characters that jump off the page and immediately get you involved in the action, Misty Evans has written another story that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. With twists and turns throughout, it was a fun, intense adventure/romance that kept me reading late into the night. Love the interaction between the hero and heroine and the strength they portray as they sift through the lies and deceit as the danger grows. Five stars all the way.....can't wait for her next book.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Cal Reese is alone and his life is in ruins. Why did he survive when the rest of his Seal team died? Now He's struggling with PTSD. Thank goodness for his black Lab, Maggie. Suddenly his estranged wife, Bianca, is there begging for his help. An assassin is after her. She knows what happened with Operation Warfighter and now she's a target. Will they survive the next 24 hours? Bianca is extremely intelligent and determined to do her job. She loves Cal but was willing to let him go. The trauma of her childhood still affects her and makes her afraid to trust. Cal was career military and was driven to serve his country. He loved Bianca and was always her protector, but he had trouble telling her. I loved this couple. I wanted them to realize that they were perfect for each other. This story is a filled with suspense, tension and treachery that extends to the upper levels of our government. Misty Evans has done a wonderful job! Her careful plotting kept me guessing until the very end. The clandestine and isolated settings added to the tension. I enjoyed catching up with familiar characters from previous SCVC Taskforce books. Deadly Force pulled me in from the first page. I couldn't stop reading. I needed to know who was behind the plot. The realism in this story was like a punch to the stomach. This series just keeps getting better. Deadly Force is a keeper.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
WOW!! Another exciting read by the talented Misty Evans. It is well written with detailed characters, and is full of suspense and sexual attraction. The mystery draws you in and keep you enthralled from beginning to end. I could not put this book down. I am never disappointed when reading a story by this author and I highly recommend this book. Received copy for review.
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
Misty Evans did an amazing job with this story! I loved everything about it! Cal and Bianca are two of the best characters I have read! They have a very long and tumultuous past together, and boy oh boy, does it make for one heck of a story. They are in the middle of a divorce, but pure chaos brings them together. Perhaps, chaos isn't the appropriate word because their problems in this book go way beyond chaotic! Cal is in a constant struggle with his PTSD and his love for Bianca. Bianca is trying to fix a million problems all at one time. She is fascinating! What a terrific heroine! I adored her intelligence, and how her brain worked! It was like she had a super power! The constant twists and surprises made me love these characters even more! The way everything came together in this book was like magic. It kept me guessing the entire time, and I was never disappointed! I loved the way the story and the characters evolved in this book. I don't want to give anything away, but I never saw any of it coming! Amazing! Every single part, from the beginning to the end, was perfect!
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
As always, Misty Evens writes great action and romance! I loved the Deadly Force when I read it, but when I found out that part of the proceeds are going to help provide dogs for veterans with PTSD, I loved it even more!  I have long admired Misty Evans for her writing and her kindness to fans, but now she is my hero! (I don’t like the word heroine.)We met the mysterious Bianca Marx in Deadly Deception and now we get her. When Bianca learns top secret information her life is in danger and the only person she trusts to keep her alive is the man from whom she has filed for divorce, Navy SEAL Callan Reese.  The action as they follow the convoluted trail to discover the whole story and try to protect the life of the President of the United States is awesome! Although she resists involving her SCCV team in her trouble, Coop pushes his way in just as we would expect so we get so spend time with old favorites.  With a great series, I always think the book I am reading is the best and this one is no exception. I received a preview copy in exchange for an honest review.  I will be buying the book soon as I have all the others.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Deadly Force is the third book in Misty Evans’ Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce series. I’ve read the other books in the series and I think this one is the best so far. I was captured from the opening pages. Cal Reese is a Navy SEAL who has just endured a horrific mission where three of his teammates were killed. He was lucky to survive. He is on leave pending review of the mission. His wife Bianca shows up out of nowhere. He thinks she’s delivering divorce papers but he’s wrong. She believes someone is after her but she also has information about his mission that turned deadly. Out of nowhere Cal’s quiet life explodes around him. Guns shots are fired and before you know it they are on the run. Ms. Evans weaves a plot like no other. This was a fast paced action-filled romantic suspense novel. Every turn of the page surprised me. There are quite a few twists and turns and each time she introduces a character you think you’ve solved the plot. I am a sucker for books about the military and especially PTSD. I think there is so much to learn about this disorder and I hope by reading these books someone is either learning how to deal with it personally or helping someone dear to them overcome it. This was a fabulous read and I absolutely loved it! I loved the interaction between all of the characters… It kept me on the edge of my seat and I can’t wait for the next installment in the series. I highly recommend Deadly Force. I would like to disclose that I received a copy of Deadly Force in exchange for a fair and honest review.