She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.
Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.
When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.
Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.
In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's bestselling authors.
Alex is a woman of many faces. She's an incredibly driven chemist and her talents have been used by the secretive CIA to interrogate prisoners. Yet in that shady hidden world no one is truly safe as the secrets they are exposed to can come reverberating back with deadly consequences. The Alex we meet is hiding, on the run, and her lonely existence made her feel a little disconnected with the everyday thoughts most of us are obsessed with. Alex has tried staying under the radar but still assassins find her but she's prepared to use deadly force. When she gets hope that perhaps her life isn't forfeit anymore, Alex jumps at the chance of just one more case and then she's home free. Can Alex really trust the information she's given or is this an elaborate hoax with her the victim?
Alex is a hard character to instantly like but I understood the terrible situation she found herself in. Alone, with no allies and yet the author thrusts her into a situation that most definitely humanizes her. It's perhaps a slow start but the two men who become an intrinsic part of Alex freeing herself are very different and yet perhaps not! No spoilers here, but Daniel and Kevin have an unusual relationship themselves that actually added greatly as it brought a lighter note to the proceedings, plus if you are a dog lover this story will be a joy to read. This is a thriller and yes, there's a romantic element but honestly when it comes to sexual content it's very tame. I really enjoyed this story and it made such a change to have a female as a seriously creative not to mention dangerous protagonist.
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from NetGalley and my thoughts and comments are my honest and I believe fair opinion.