Camille Fisher has been working at the dispatch desk of the police department since she was accidentally shot by her partner during a stakeout. Camille’s former partner, Jacob, is married to her sister Juliana, and they are awaiting the birth of their first child. Camille is excited about the birth, except for the fact that she will be unable to avoid Jacob’s best friend, Aaron Montgomery, a man that Camille can’t stand.
Camille has been asked to help with a kidnapping case; a girl named Rosalia has been kidnapped by her biological father, Rodrigo Perez, who is a member of a Mexican cartel. Aaron is also on the case, working with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Camille and Aaron meet on their way to visit Juliana and Jacob, and as they argue in the parking garage, some people in a white van drive up and grab and drug them.
They are taken to a compound in Mexico where a child (Rosalia) tells them in English that their picture will be sent to American officials, who will be instructed that they have one day to release prisoners recently captured by ICE.
Camille and Aaron are not waiting around for help; they escape and make their way through the house, where they find weapons and money. They think they are near La Paz, and with the help of beach dwellers they contact ICE and arrive in town. Camille wants to rescue Rosalia, so they decide to stay in the area and see if they can help the girl and dismantle the cartel.
My take: I really enjoyed this book; it was a roller-coaster ride from start to finish. Camille and Aaron are running from one trouble spot to another. They realize that they need to make changes in their lives, and if they survive Mexico, they want to make those changes together.
My rating: I loved it.