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Devil’s Harbor

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Devil’s Harbor by Alex Gilly

5 stars

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Nick Finn and his partner and brother-in-law, Diego Jimenez, are used to rough water. As Marine Interdiction Agents for Customs and Border Protection, the two hunt drug smugglers, human traffickers, and other criminals who hide in the vastness of the waters surrounding southern California.

One night, Finn and Diego track a phantom boat off the Los Angeles coast, but it disappears before they can intercept it. They find a dead body in its wake, ravaged by sharks. Their investigation into the floater stalls when Finn is accused of using excessive force following the death of a suspected drug smuggler.

Then Diego is murdered–and Finn is the number-one suspect. As he races to find the real killer and save his marriage, Finn is forced to partner with Linda Blake, the desperate captain of the Pacific Belle and mother of Lucy, a very sick little girl, to attempt the one thing he has devoted his life to stopping.

In order to clear his name and save a child’s life, Finn must smuggle narcotics by sea into the United States…and avoid the net that his CBP colleagues have cast for him.

Nick and Diego patrol the southern California coast for drugs and other illegal events. One night while on patrol they come across a phantom ship that refuses to stop for them. After a shootout and the discovery of a shark eaten body things go bad fast.

Nick starts drinking, he loses someone close to him, he becomes suspect number one in that person’s death, and then his wife leaves over his drinking. Nick has to get dirty to try and save his life along with numerous others. Can he save lives, quit drinking, and salvage his marriage?

This is an amazing first book. I instantly got into the story. I never thought about border patrol in the waters of California, I guess I always think Miami Vice. Nick gets into trouble then he becomes suspect number one, I felt bad for the guy but I also wanted to slap him upside the head the deeper he crawls into the bottle. But what he has to do to turn everything around is just impressive.

I really enjoyed Devil’s Harbor. I can’t wait for other books in this series. This is one thriller that you have to add to your reading list.

For more information on Devil’s Harbor or to purchase the book make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Dealing with Devils (The Road to Salvation – 2) by Pembroke Sinclair

5 stars

 

(Excerpt from Goodreads) Dating a demon has its advantages, like helping deliver souls to Hell. Wait…what?

Katie’s world has been turned upside down. She’s fallen for Josh—despite the fact that he’s a demon from Hell. Wes is finally out of her system and her life. Convinced she can change Josh, she sets out to make him a better person, only to find out things aren’t as simple as she’d originally thought. For one thing, Josh has Katie help him deliver souls to Hell, and she kind of likes it. And to top it off, other more powerful demons are battling for her soul, and revelations from the past could change the course of her life forever.

Katie has fallen for Josh and has left Wes behind. Josh has Katie help him deliver souls and she finds she really likes it. That dark spot on her soul that Josh and Wes could see is starting to find its place in the story. Now Katie has to learn how to fight back against those that want her soul. Plus she believes that she can still help Josh.

This book takes the typical second book in a series problems and blows them out of the water. You will learn a lot more about Katie and what is going on. I loved the descriptions of angels and demons and the history. I have to say that I loved the twist with Katie and I can’t wait to see how that works out.

This is a great series that I strongly recommend. The second book is better than the first but you do need that information to make book two pop. I can’t wait to read Good Intentions.

For more information on Dealing with Devils or to purchase this book make sure to check out Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Pembroke Sinclair’s website.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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