About the Book
When hackers breach hospital security to steal patient records and begin blackmailing them, Veritas Center’s cybercrime expert, Nick Thorn is hired to locate security holes and patch the system. But he doesn’t stop there. He wants to bring down the hacker and make her pay. Problem is, he inadvertently inserts himself in FBI Agent Piper Nash’s sting to catch the same hacker, and Piper has no choice but to arrest him and force him to stand down.
But the job is suddenly hitting too close to home.
Nick finds himself attracted to Piper and wants to comply, but when his grandmother falls prey to a cyber-attack by the same hacker, he takes the assault very personally and will stop at nothing to find the hacker. Not even stop for Piper’s warnings to take care. They’re in a dead heat to the finish line, but what Nick doesn’t realize is the hacker has no intention of going to jail, and she’s reserved a bullet with Piper’s name on it. With time ticking down can Nick partner with Piper to find the killer before a point-blank shot takes her out?
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In My Opinion
For long-time fans of Susan Sleeman, Piper Nash has been waiting a while (since the previous Cold Harbor series) to get her story told. And boy, is it worth the wait.
Piper is a no-nonsense, intelligent, somewhat stubborn woman who knows what she wants in life—until she meets Nick Thorn. And ya’ll, the way these two meet is quite memorable.
As Piper and Nick team up to track down a dangerous hacker, which additional support from the rest of the Veritas team, their personal feelings and attraction to each other builds right along with the investigation.
While Dead Heat doesn’t have the twists and turns many of Sleeman’s books often have, there are some surprises along the way. And there’s also a peek into Maya Glass’ past (and maybe her future).
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