Maybe it’s the setting–Atlanta–that drew me into Lisa Harris’ Southern Crime Series. Or, maybe, it’s the strong female characters that caught my attention, or the fact that romance is secondary to the real story. In any case, “Fatal Exchange” will catch you breathless.
Rafael is a desperate teenager struggling to stay out of trouble and go to college. The responsibility of taking care of his single mother and his little brother is much too complicated for a teenager. His brother, selling drugs and skimming off the profits of the local drug cartel, gets into serious trouble and Rafael is trying to pick up the pieces, but those pieces are dropping faster than he can pick them up. With his brother being kidnapped and his mother in danger, Rafael takes a classroom full of students hostage at his school. Coming from a family of cops, Emily, Rafael’s teacher, never dreamed she would be the one confronted with a terrifying situation. She also doesn’t expect to fall in love with the undercover cop who is helping negotiate the hostage situation and who her family believes is responsible for her brother’s death in the line of duty.
“Fatal Exchange” grips you from the moment you start reading. Questions are answered; mysteries are solved; and love is in the air. What more could you ask for from a book filled with suspense and romance. I’m definitely looking forward to the next in the series which is sure to hold even more surprises for the Hunt family.
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