About the Book
When forensic photographer Ainsley Duncan’s brother is arrested for murder, she works hard to exonerate him through her contacts, but nothing clears his name until she happens upon a long-buried secret involving Grady Houston—the Veritas Center’s ballistics, firearms, and explosives expert. Grady’s worked hard to keep this secret buried for years and doesn’t want it coming out, so he balks at her request to help find the real killer and free her brother.
But not all secrets lead to murder.
But when someone takes a dead center shot at Ainsley, Grady has no choice but to expose his past and let the consequences fall where they may. Even if he loses the job he loves and even if the woman who is capturing his heart wants nothing to do with him after she learns his secret. He won’t back down from helping Ainsley free her brother, and they find themselves in a race for their lives to solve the murder before the deadly killer strikes again.
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In My Opinion
The forensics brain trust known as the Veritas Center in Susan Sleeman’s Truth Seekers series returns. And this time, the target is one of their own.
There were a few hints dropped about the attraction between forensic photographer Ainslie Duncan and weapons expert Grady Houston. And boy does it go up a level (or ten) in Dead Center.
As readers are taken through the twists and turns of an investigation, Sleeman leaves us guessing as to what (or who) is around the next corner. Is it any wonder I fly through these stories?
While I had an inkling of who might be behind everything, there was enough doubt cast to make me question my theory several times.
What I enjoy most about Sleeman’s books is the way she brings in characters from previous stories for her readers. But don’t worry if you haven’t read the others, you will not feel like you’re on the outside looking in with any book of her books you pick up. The technical portions of the stories are also well researched and explained by the characters giving us an insider look into forensics.
There’s now only one unhitched partner at Veritas, and I am already anticipating a great story for Maya Glass, the firm’s founding partner. And again, if you read Dead Heat, you probably have a pretty good idea of who the hero of this one is going to be.
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