About the Book
The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It’s the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for park ranger Luke Fereday, lately it’s being used to move drugs. Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers.
John’s daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father’s murder, but things are more complicated than they first appear, and Brooke soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her. Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who’s going to keep him safe when he realizes he’s falling–hard–for the daughter of the man he failed to save?
Award-winning author Patricia Bradley introduces you to a new series set in the sultry South that will have you wiping your brow and looking over your shoulder.
In My Opinion
In a brand-new series, Patricia Bradley weaves a plot of intrigue, danger, and duplicity from the first pages of Standoff.
There is a lot going on in this book and multiple characters to keep track of. There are a few hints about who might be involved in the crimes happening in the Natchez National Parks. Bradley introduces readers to the beauty as well as the darkness of the Natchez, Mississippi area.
In addition to solving the crime, there is quite a bit of personal drama happening in Brooke’s life that ramps up the intensity and emotion of the story. I would have liked to delve a little more into Luke’s history, though.
Overall, Standoff gives readers a peek into different areas of National Park roles and some dangers that surround them. I look forward to where Bradley will next take us in the series.
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