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“James’s patriotic mystery features solid prose and moves at a rapid pace that will grab readers. Reporter Caitlin and homicide detective Blake are likeable and well-drawn characters. An entertaining tale.” — The BookLife Prize in Fiction
“Very engaging. Hard to put down.” – Billy Allmon, U.S. Navy SEAL (Retired)
DEADLINE introduces the men behind Phantom Force Tactical, a private security firm made up of former Navy SEALs and other covert operators. All books in this series can stand alone.
He’s a relentless homicide detective. She’s an uncompromising journalist.
Neither desires to work together—but they’ll never uncover the truth alone.
Landing a front page headline isn’t why reporter Caitlin Sparks is investigating a string of suspicious deaths connected to the U.S. State Department. She has a personal stake in finding the killer.
Detective Blake Madison has a connection to the murders too, and will risk anything to uncover the truth. But a journalist is the last type of person he’d rely on to help him solve a crime—especially one whose trail of evidence leads back to him.
Joining forces becomes essential as the body count continues to grow. Someone powerful doesn’t want the truth to come out—and will stop at nothing to make sure no one talks.
On the run with nowhere to turn, the couple devises a plan to expose the killer. The risk is great and the chance of success small, but the ultimate outcome is something neither one of them envisioned.