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Fatal Chaos by Marie Force
Series: Fatal #12
Published by HQN Books on February 27, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publicity team
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First the calm. Then the storm…
Escaping DC during the dog days of summer is one of the smartest moves Washington metro police lieutenant Samantha Holland ever made. Beach walks aren’t quite as romantic with the Secret Service in tow, but Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, cherish the chance to recharge and reconnect—especially with a scandal swirling around the administration.
No sooner are they back home than a fatal drive-by shooting sets the city on edge. The teenage victim is barely older than Sam and Nick’s son, Scotty. As more deaths follow, Sam and her team play beat the clock to stop the ruthless killers. With Nick facing his greatest challenge—one that could drastically change all their lives and even end Sam’s career—will the mounting pressure deepen or damage their bond?
The Fatal series is one of the best in this genre and rather unique. Most romantic suspense series are based around something like a police force, security company, military team or something similar with each book featuring a different couple. This series is all about the same couple as they progress in their relationship and careers. I like it.
Sam is a homicide lieutenant now, and Nick is vice president of the United States. I enjoyed Fatal Chaos much more than the previous one. Sam’s attitude and actions seemed much more realistic. Nick seemed less present, as did their families. Since Fatal Threat had lots of family time this isn’t surprising. I love Sam’s dad, Skip, and also her interactions with her team.
I did not enjoy the side stories with Avery and Shelby in Fatal Threat. I wasn’t completely interested in their story in Fatal Chaos, but this time made more sense. Personally, I would have liked more Skip, Nick and Scotty and less page time with them.
I liked the police procedures in solving their cases, the connection and dialogue with the team, and the political issues which Nick faced. Both Sam and Nick had some choices to make and things to learn. I continue to want more of this couple and their family and friends. I’m excited about Fatal Invasion to be released in November 2018!
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 New Release Challenge
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