Sunday, May 24, 2020

Review: Standoff by Patricia Bradley

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The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It's the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for park ranger Luke Fereday, lately it's being used to move drugs. Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers.

John's daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father's murder, but things are more complicated than they first appear, and Brooke soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her. Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who's going to keep him safe when he realizes he's falling--hard--for the daughter of the man he failed to save?

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley introduces you to a new series set in the sultry South that will have you wiping your brow and looking over your shoulder.

My Thoughts:

Standoff is the first in the Natchez Trace Park Rangers series that promises to be outstanding reads. Danger is lurking in many forms along the Mississippi River and Luke Fereday and Brooke Danvers seem to be in the thick of all of it. Luke by choice and Brooke not so much.

This is not only a murder mystery but a tight thriller as well. With all the characters in play, I never really knew along with Brooke and Luke who could be trusted or who was crooked. And Brooke is going through a lot of emotional trauma from everything that is happening to her. How her life could turn upside down so quickly- from getting ready to become a ranger to her father being murdered, and then herself being hunted. It was enough to have my head spinning.

Throw in politics and a bit of romance, half-truths, deception, murder- and these park rangers have a full plate. 

I was provided a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

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