When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the Internet through an encrypted connection...and no-one knows who's on the other end.
Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder. The most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but with rumors that the victim's client list may have included Mason's political enemies, Allison worries about the director's motives. As she starts her investigation, she quickly discovers that she's not the only one pursuing the videos. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.
I really liked this book. It was the second in a series but I didn't feel lost or like I was missing significant details. I was afraid this story would be slow and more mystery than thriller, but I was wrong. The first couple chapters set it up perfectly to drag you through to the end. Allison is a strong FBI agent who is competent but not sure who she can trust in her investigation.
When dealing with politicians, I can guess that would be a difficult job on a good day but most especially when murder is involved. There were twists, turns and unexpected leaps throughout the book and I was never bored or wanting to put it down. Allison was a well developed, multi-layered character that you get completely engrossed in. If you like an intricate plot that keeps your attention, you will enjoy this one.
It was a 4/5 for me and I'm hoping there is going to be a 3rd book soon in this series.
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book (via PUYB). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.