Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl
When U.S. Marshal Mercy Brennan is assigned to a joint task force with the St. Louis PD, she’s forced back into contact with her father and into the sights of a notorious gang. Mercy’s boss assigns her colleague—and ex-boyfriend— Mark to get her safely out of town. But when an ice storm hits and the enemy closes in, can backup reach them in time?
Fatal Frost starts off with adrenaline pumping action for the characters. This story was an intense read for me with a sense of foreboding throughout. The whole situation with the drug lords infiltrating a city seemed too close to true life. Not knowing who to trust, as it seemed anyone could be bought was a bit nerve wracking as well. Mercy, a U.S. Marshal, is assigned along with her best friend Tally and ex-boyfriend Mark to a case to protect a witness. However there are so many secrets and so much suspicious activity going on I, like Mercy was just about leery of everyone. Throw in a freak ice and snow storm and you have a thriller to curl up with to make a couple of winter nights go faster.
This is one of those stories where it felt like I was feeling the cold along with Mercy. There is a thread of tension and underlying romantic feelings still between Mercy and Mark. The author really put this team through the ringer and I was unsure the good guys were going to save the day. Definitely set some time aside for this fast action read.
I received a copy for free from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all the views expressed are my own.