Lowcountry Punch by Boo Walker
(Excerpt from Goodreads) After the worst Christmas Eve of his life, DEA Agent T.A. Reddick leaves Miami for the magical city of Charleston, South Carolina, hoping a return to his roots will heal a broken heart and the guilt of killing a friend. The sleepy and sultry town of Charleston is filled with echoes of the Old South: genteel playboys, society debutantes, and quiet cobblestone streets. But as Reddick will soon discover, there’s danger lurking under her charming veneer. When a movie star’s death shines a national spotlight on Charleston’s underground cocaine trade, he must go undercover to find the main supplier and shut him down. As a hurricane bears down on the port city and the DEA gets ready to spring its trap, Reddick must contend with more than he ever could have imagined.
Brash and bold, TA Reddick is a hero you won’t soon forget. Lowcountry Punch is an action-packed novel that will have you on your knees begging for more.
Just when things look like they are going well, TA gets kicked down. While working under cover, he discovers his best friend, Robert Vasquez, and fellow officer is selling cocaine. In a shoot out, Robert’s brother is killed. Then, when TA gets home, he learns that his childhood sweetheart has left him. To get away from the pain and the stigma of being a cop killer, TA goes back home to Charleston South Carolina.
Seven months later, TA is working with the local Feds when a famous actor falls from a balcony. They are trying to figure out where he got all the cocaine and decide to send TA in undercover. But this is not going to be easy. Local drug dealer Tux has it out for TA when TA busts his cousin robbing a bank and killing a mother.
TA also falls in love with Liz, a famous painter that is in Charleston for a gallery. It’s hard for TA to just give Liz up to go under cover. And with a psycho woman stalking him everywhere he goes, this is going to be one undercover job that might just end his life.
I really liked this story. I got sucked in, felt so bad for TA, got irritated at his attitude and temper, but loved the story. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I have no complaints and really feel like this could be the first in a great series.
I recommend this book to everyone. This is one you don’t want to miss out on.