The only sure way to destroy a man is to take what he cannot live without.
Three years ago, I had everything.
A beautiful wife.
A reason for living.
Until a ruthless task force, assembled under Mayor Michael Culling, with a brutal strategy to make the streets of Detroit ‘safe’, ripped away everything I loved in a deadly hunt called The Culling.
They tried to kill me, too. I wish they had. Now I'm cursed by the memories of that night, and the words I whispered to my dying wife.
A promise—to avenge the wrong and set it right.
I’m no longer Nick Ryder. I’m a masked vigilante. Faceless. Loveless. Fearless. A man with nothing left to lose—one who's seen the dark and violent truth behind the city’s flawless veneer.
Michael Culling doesn’t know who I am. Or what I want. All he knows is that I’ve kidnapped his beautiful wife.
An eye for an eye—isn’t that how the saying goes? And Aubree Culling is the perfect pawn to destroy him.
If she doesn’t destroy me first.
WARNING: **Not recommended for readers under the age of 18 due to graphic violence, sex and strong language. Trigger warning for self harm.
This will be one of my top ten books for 2015.
Suspence and Romance.
We meet Michael and Aubree Culling, the darlings of Detroit. He is the Mayor and she is his most prized possession. Or is she? Nick, is a man filled with hate, grief, and destruction that will explode at any moment. Aubree is a pawn in Michael’s game, she is his trophy, his reward. Nick kidnaps Aubree, but what he doesn’t understand about Michael and Aubree could fill volumes. When Nick realizes that he and Aubree are similar, his anger and hatred moves toward understanding and lust. Aubree recognizes that Nick is hurting just like her. Will Aubree be able to push open the doors and let light into Nick’s dead heart? Can Nick move forward from the past with Aubree? Will he be able to enact his vengeance towards Michael and his crew? Or will the long arm of the law come crashing down around him?
I read this book in two days. The first half of the book is building the background, characters and plot. The other half is sex, revenge, sex, and more plot. Keri Lake did a great job building characters and moving the plot forward. When Nick would have flash backs, I felt his anguish and pain, his love and regret. Aubree, was hard to read, she was so well written. I felt all her rage toward Michael and how helpless she felt. It was all there. The plot never slowed down, it kept moving right along, carrying you with it. This book is very intense. The ending – TWIST