After two attempts on her life, Alex is faced with the ultimate decision . . . kill or be killed.
U.S. Treasury Agent Alexandra LaDuca is at a crossroads. Her job is beating her up, emotionally and psychologically. And the moral battle between her faith and her responsibilities is taking its toll on her effectiveness. For the first time, she wonders how long she can last. Forcing an end to her long-running and treacherous duel with the heads of the Dosi Cartel, Alex knows this is her last do-or-die operation. It’s time call in all the favors owed to her. Her fight takes her into the criminal underground of America’s east coast, south into the violent underworld of Central America, across Honduras and El Salvador, and finally to Panama for a shattering confrontation. Alex’s career, her life, and her future with the man she loves---a future she never expected after the violent death of her fiancé two years earlier---are all at stake. After a final payback in Panama, nothing will be the same . . . if she even survives.
My Thoughts: This was a great conclusion to the trilogy. Alex LaDuca is a US Treasury Agent. She is on he Dosi Cartel's hit list and knows they would readily kill her to remove the problems she creates. The job is draining and Eric, her boyfriend, while understanding the risks of her job, doesn't like Alex being in danger. Would she be willing to leave it all behind for him? Can she survive as she travels from country to country trying to put end to this, and calling in every favor she can? I like how realistic the author makes her characters. I really enjoyed the action in this story. Alex faces a moral question, is it ok to kill someone who is trying to kill you? The romance between Alex and Eric has its issues but is realistic. The book does give a LOT of detail about crime rates, statistics, finances, etc, but that is a part of the story and fits in well. Alex has grown and changed through the series and finally finds her place in this book. I didn't want the series to end but was read for a conclusion (if that makes sense). I rate this one a 4/5. It is the last in the trilogy but can be read as a stand alone.
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via Booksneeze). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.