When your past comes back to kill you...
For years Michael O'Shea has been forced to act as a personal assassin for Livingston Shaw, the cold-blooded puppet master who controls the remote bioweapon implanted in Michael's back. Shaw offers to release him if he can recover a kidnapped boy, but the only witnesses are being murdered and Michael can't shake the agonizing memories of another child he was once sworn to protect.
Meanwhile, police Inspector Sabrina Vaughnthe woman Michael passionately loves but has been kept from seeingdiscovers a body that bears a striking resemblance to the missing boy. Against all his instincts, Michael must draw Sabrina into his life as one of the world's most notorious assassins if he's to overcome the legacy of his past.
"Edge-of-the-seat plotting will keep readers' attention late into the night."Library Journal
"Reads like the transcript of a breathlessly bloody computer game."Publishers Weekly
"Maegan Beaumont's third novel in the impeccable Sabrina Vaughn series delights the reader with more intricately developed plots, higher stakes, and unlikely criminals that astonish by executing twist after unforeseen twist."Crimespree Magazine
About the Author
Maegan Beaumont's (Phoenix, AZ) longtime love of action movies inspired her to begin writing stories of her own. Carved in Darkness, the first Sabrina Vaughn Novel, was a Suspense Magazine Best Debut of 2013 and a Library Journal Debut of the Month. Beaumont is a member of Sisters in Crime. You can visit her online at Maeganbeaumont.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books. 4/5 (Very Good) *I received a copy of this book from Book Chatter Cath in exchange for a fair and honest review.* Overall, this was a good story. It was thrilling and kept you guessing at every turn. It was one of those stories that left you on the edge of your seat, thinking you knew what was going to happen, when you really had no clue. There were an insane amount of details that the author did a great job of providing, making the story line even more exciting to read and follow. I can’t say that there was a lack of detail or lack of explanation in the story at all. One complaint I have is that at times it was hard to associate between Michael and Ben as they were talking or as certain things were happening within a scene where they were both present. I found myself having to re-read certain parts because I thought it was one character that was speaking but it was another. This made it hard to read and keep a steady pace going. As this affected my reading of the story, that’s the reason it is a 4 star instead of a 5 star. I would recommend this story to you to read, absolutely. I’d give yourself a little more time to read the story in case there are parts with the dialogue that confuse you so you can go back and re-read it. It really does make all the difference and makes the story that much better. This author has the ability to write a story that will give you goosebumps and tingles as you read.
There were so many bad guys in this story that you just couldn't keep up with them. Nor could you tell who was working for whom. I think that was the best part about the whole book. Was Michael hired for a good ending or a bad ending? And why was Sabrina brought into all of this? Just exactly who is the puppet master? This book had my flying through the action packed pages trying to figure out who was behind the abduction of children. Sick subject, yes, but unfortunately it does happen. I highly recommend this book as it was definitely an entertaining thriller. You seriously could not tell who was on who's team. It was pretty wild and engaging. I want to thank Midnight Ink and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I'm certainly glad I chose it!