A Mystery

Book - 2013
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In the spirit of J.A. Jance, Nevada Barr, and C.J. Box comes Shamus Award-winning author Lori Armstrong's sharp and gritty Merciless , about Black Ops army sniper-turned-FBI agent Mercy Gunderson and her quest for vengeance when a killer narrows his sights on her and her family.

Torn between her duties to the FBI and her need to keep her loved ones safe, former black-ops army sniper Mercy Gunderson must unleash the cold, dark, merciless killer inside her and become the predator . . . rather than the prey.

Newly minted agent Mercy Gunderson is back and ready for action-- unfortunately, she's stuck doing paperwork in an overheated government office building. But she gets more than she bargained for when she's thrown into her first FBI murder case, working with the tribal police on the Eagle River Reservation, where the victim is the teenage niece of the recently elected tribal president. When another gruesome killing occurs during the early stages of the investigation, Mercy and fellow FBI agent Shay Turnbull are at odds about whether the crimes are connected.

Due to job confidentiality, Mercy can't discuss her misgivings about the baffling cases with her boyfriend, Eagle River County sheriff Mason Dawson, and the couple's home on the ranch descends into chaos when Dawson's eleven-year-old son Lex is sent to live with them. While Mercy struggles to find a balance, hidden political agendas and old family vendettas turn ugly, masking motives and causing a rift among the tribal police, the tribal council, and the FBI. Soon, however, Mercy realizes that the deranged killer is still at large--and is playing a dangerous game with his sights set on Mercy as his next victim.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, ©2013
ISBN: 9781451625363
Branch Call Number: ARMSTRO
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 22 cm


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Sep 04, 2013

After a two year wait Mercy is back, enjoyed this one very much, only hope there will not be another two year wait for next book in series.

Jan 15, 2013

FINALLY......after two long years, Mercy is back. She's got alot to adjust to with her new job with the FBI & living with Dawson. Then his son comes for a visit. And dead women start turning up. Part of her is changing, becoming softer as she learns to trust their relationship but that hard centre is still there. She'll need it to solve this case & a terrible unexpected trauma that could derail the happy home she's finally found. These books can be read as stand alone novels but start at the beginning so you'll get the most from each. As with her excellent Julie Collins series, there's not a weak one in the bunch.

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