Special forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlotte “Charlie” Fox can never forget the men who put a brutal end to her military career, but a long time ago she vowed she would not go looking for them.
Now she doesn’t have a choice.
Her boss Sean Meyer is missing in Iraq, where one of those men was working as a private security contractor. When the man’s butchered body is discovered, Charlie fears that Sean may be pursuing a twisted vendetta on her behalf.
Charlie’s “close protection” agency in New York needs this dealt with—fast and quiet—before everything they’ve worked for goes to ruins. They send Charlie to the Middle East with very specific instructions: Find Sean Meyer and stop him—by whatever means necessary.
At one time Charlie thought she knew Sean better than she knew herself, but it seems he’s turned into a violent stranger. Always ruthless, is he really capable of such savage acts of slaughter?
As the trail grows ever more bloody, Charlie realizes that she is not the only one after Sean and, unless she can get to him first, the hunter may soon become the hunted.
What I liked: I think Fox Hunter is a resolution to Charlie’s past and maybe her future. She’s been through so much and just when we thought things were going her way, BAM. It’s been an up and down ride for the last couple of books. I mean, Sean, is/was/maybe her guy. I can’t explain that because it would give away spoilers not only for this book but the previous ones as well. Speaking of which, you’ll want to start at the beginning of the series with, Killer Instinct, and don’t forget to read the short stories and novellas.
Charlie is a badass but it wasn’t always the case. She learned, she adapted, and she overcame all circumstances. That’s not to say her current life is all roses but she’s come a long way from the first book.
I wouldn’t say this series is romantic suspense but more like a thriller/suspense series with touches of romance. It’s exactly the type I like to read. Ms Sharp doesn’t pull back from the gritty, seamy sides of life either. Her characters are well developed but not perfect by any means. Yes, you can be sympathetic to Charlie and her circumstances but she’s more than willing to mix it up and not feel sorry for herself. In Fox Hunter, Ms Sharp revealed so many surprises, I couldn’t count. The ending was superb!
What I didn’t like: I say the ending was superb BUT, I don’t want to wait for the direction Charlie goes in next. Dang, I wanna know now!
The early books are set in England and Ms Sharp’s descriptive abilities made me feel I was there. The latest books have been set out of New York City and I felt right at home. I wonder where Charlie is going to end up and why.
I feel like I inhaled Fox Hunter. I was immersed, mesmerized, entertained and, very surprised. I couldn’t ask more from a story!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and this is my honest review.
Highly Recommended!! (Please start at the beginning to fully enjoy the writing and the stories).