SUMMARY From Goodreads:
She looked into the dead face of the man she'd dined with the night before
Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up—but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs.
The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair's killer, but a new lead in her father's unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger. When long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal...
I thought the first book was good, this one is even better. I absolutely love this story. It is a perfectly balanced fare of crime, suspense and romance. This is book 2 in Marie Force's Fatal Series. It is the continuing story of newly promoted Lt. Samantha Holland and new appointed US Senator Nick Cappuano.
Nick is an easy character to love. He is so warm, gentle, manly, caring and devoted. His is outwardly emotional and wears his love for Samantha on his sleeve. Sam is a little more prickly. I've seen reviews where readers think she is mean and undeserving of Nick. I love that about Sam's character. She is a balance between hard and soft edges. She is hot tempered, bossy, foul-mouthed at times, and demanding. She also has a sarcastic sense of humor ...just like virtually every cop I know. I love that she is not perfect, is beyond competent in her own career, but when she is with Nick, she can let it all go and be soft like butter.
But this isn't just about Sam and Nick. The supporting characters are evolving too. Detective Freddy Cruz - the recently deflowered virgin, Detective Tommy Gonzo Gonzalez - the recently captured playboy, the increasingly involved Detective Jeannie McBride, Skip Holland - Sam's retired and IOD (injured on duty) father who is now a quadriplegic and new groom, are an eclectic group who help in solving crimes and contributing to the fun.
IN A NUTSHELL:
The book is a perfectly balanced fare of crime, suspense and romance. I can't wait for the next read Fatal Consequences!