In this one, the mortal peril isn’t anywhere near as major as it was in the first two books, though there is certainly at least some of that. But with this book, Naughton makes the emotional peril so much stronger than in the other two books, in part because the two leads are even more stubborn than any of the four preceding leads.
Excellent tale continuing the Aegis story with secondary characters from Extreme Measures (and fairly blatantly setting up the couple for the next book in the series). Not quite as much action as the first, but in some ways even more powerful due to the stakes involved.
First book in quite a while – maybe ever – where I correctly figured out the actual bad guy before the reveal. Which is the reason for just 4 stars. Otherwise, it was a great read and a great setup for a series.
Warning: If you don’t like sexually explicit material in your books, this book is not for you.