When Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) top sniper officer Margarite Hunter takes a position on the city's crime unit, her goal is to save lives rather than take them.While searching for two missing young women, Mags and her partner Hank uncover an extensive trafficking and crime ring. Meanwhile, Charlie Mahone is brought out of retirement from the Canadian military to find a lost soldier suspected of seeking revenge on the man who killed his family. When their paths cross, the sparks threaten to derail both of their investigations. Mags soon realizes that Charlie's story goes much deeper than what he lets on. She needs to stop the killer before more lives are lost, and Charlie needs to stay out of her way. She has no time for love, no matter how chiselled its jawline. But to break the crime ring that strangles her city, they will need to work together, and that requires something she doesn't give easily: Trust.Out of Focus is book two of the WPS (Winnipeg Police Service) series....
About the Author
CAROL ASHE is an author and police officer with a passion for travel and outdoor adventure. Her first novel, Out of the Storm, was an honourable mention for the Whistler Independent Book Award in 2016, and was a short listed title for the 2016 Northern Lit Awards. The novel also won the romantic suspense category of the Cover Me Contest through the River City Romance Writers (RCRW) chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She lives with her husband, two sons, and two dogs in Marathon, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Superior....
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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite Set in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Out of Focus by Carol Ashe explores the dangerous crimes of human and drug trafficking. Margarite Hunter is serving as a detective for WPS alongside Hank, her partner. A victim is found, beaten and bruised, and left for dead. Later, she is identified as Anna Kent, a sixteen-year-old caught in the horrific sex trade ravaging the city and other parts of the world. With no leads to follow and no witnesses, Margarite and Hank seem headed for a dead end. Later, a shot is fired just outside the station. This time the victim dies on the spot. This marks the start of a long, hard battle against a ruthless gang that will stop at nothing to rule in the city once again. Margarite will have to learn to trust again and hopefully fall in love amidst the surrounding havoc. Authored by a police officer, Out of Focus contains an extra strand of originality that takes a look at the lives of the officers that put their lives on the line every day. Carol Ashe explores in detail some of the crimes that are prevalent in many parts of the world. The story line is well designed, showing both the cruelty reigning behind this world of crime while still focusing on the resoluteness of many great officers who pursue the criminals relentlessly. Including the twist of romance amidst the action was a great way to slow down the fast paced plot while still maintaining the suspense. It gave me some time to catch my breath. The characters fitted their roles perfectly while the dialogues between them were light hearted and engaging. Well structured and skilfully written, Out of Focus is a definite must-read.