Kingston McNally lost men when someone betrayed his team, and now he’s out for retribution. His quest for the enemy’s courier leads him to Cameroon and Allie Redding, a petite Peace Corps volunteer as stubborn as she is brave. Their attraction is immediate, but Allie has secrets of her own…and she’s not giving them up easily.
But their secrets could burn them both
Allie’s life has been spent hiding in plain sight, but she’s had enough of her cloak-and-dagger existence. On her way home, her plane is hijacked-and King saves her life. But that doesn’t mean she owes him anything…even if he is the most damnably sexy man she’s ever laid eyes on. He’s got black ops and secrets written all over him, and trust is a two-way street.
Titles in the Endgame Ops series include: Flash of Fury –
Title: Flash of Fury
Series: Endgame Ops #1
Author: Lea Griffith
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
Flash of Fury is filled with fast paced action throughout the story. King’s personal mission these days is to find and eradicate the traitor who betrayed his team during a mission. Good men died for no good reason except for someone else’s need for power and greed. He will track down those who are responsible if it takes until his last breath…. which it just might. His investigation leads him to Allie Redding, a woman who one would never suspect of holding the kind of secrets she is. Never assume though, at times being right in plain sight is the best hiding place of all.
There is definitely world building in Flash of Fury, there has to be for the type of series that seems to be on the horizon with this first story. This is black ops, deep cover that perhaps goes on for years. It’s hard to tell true fact from the fiction of deep cover, even for those living it after a while. There are also plots and sub-plots, again I expected that so I wasn’t surprised to find carefully woven threads in this first story that will continue through to their reveal and conclusion. I happen to like this depth of future details, some do not. For me it adds to the reality of what I’m reading.
King and Allie were an interesting, even intriguing couple with secrets, man do they have secrets. It was encouraging to see King become not only protective of Allie, but soften toward her as well. Allie hides much behind a bubbly personality, things that would wreck a weaker person. I liked both of them and they seemed quite believable in spite of their secrets.
If you enjoy a face paced, intriguing action filled story then this one, and the coming books in the series should be on your reading list. It’s always fun to get in on the beginning of an intense, interesting series, and I believe Endgame Ops will be that and more.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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