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OVERKILL
LINDA CASTILLO
ISBN# 0425218295
October 2007
Berkley
375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014
Paperback
$6.99
320 Pages
Romantic Suspense
Rating: 5 cups

Marty Hogan is a cop who has had her life turned upside down because of an action she took, and it has nearly destroyed her career. She beat a perp badly after she had handcuffed him because he killed a child in cold blood. Now she is on her way to a small town in Texas hoping to get a second chance and prove that she is more than the rogue cop the media has painted her.

Clay Settlemeyer is Chief of Police in the small town of Caprock Canyon and wants to give Marty that second chance she wants so badly, just as someone once had given him in the past. However, he does not bargain on being so attracted to the wayward police woman.

When Marty finally arrives in Caprock Canyon, she cannot believe it has all come to this; being stuck out in the middle of nowhere and what she sees as her last chance to prove she is a good cop. Sparks fly when she meets Clay for the first time because she had thought he was much older than his thirty-three years, and she is scared he is going to give her her walking papers before she can prove she can be good for his department. But her arrival brings snakes of the two-legged variety out of the woodwork, and they are gunning for her and anyone close to her. While she and Clay try to resolve their growing emotional attachment to each other, someone begins picking off cops who are both loved ones, and acquaintances of Marty’s. It becomes a race against time to figure out who is behind the killings and why before either Marty or someone she loves is killed.

All I can say is wow, what a rush! I loved Overkill as it has everything, suspense, a murder mystery, cops, love, a distasteful ex-wife, and an adorable little girl who can ride horses with the best of them. The characters are realistic, and I felt like Marty and Clay were old friends by the end of the book. The love scenes are tasteful and very well written, and they do a beautiful job of detailing the emotional aspect of lovemaking. This story is sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment. You will not be able to put the book down until you have read the very last page. I highly recommend Overkill.

Regina
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