This exciting romantic suspense story provides yet another mesmerizing tale of the fascinating people who work out of the Delphi Center and do their investigative magic. As is common with books in this enthralling series, the action starts with a bang and intensifies throughout the story. One of my favorite characteristics of this author’s work is the breadth of information that she provides about the science and technology applied to solving crimes even as she supplies a wonderfully intense read. The contrast between the romanticism of photo shoots for prospective brides and the gritty aspects of documenting a crime scene is striking yet beautifully demonstrates the attention to detail required for each type of photograph. The past events that have shaped each of the main characters give intriguing depth to these complex characters who each are struggling against their own demons yet strongly attracted to one another. I love the gradual increase in intensity of the action and the suspense that ratchets up and warn that it is easy to get lost in this delicious read so don’t start it unless you have time to read the whole thing, otherwise you may not get a lot of sleep that night!
“Exposed” by Laura Griffin is the exciting story in her ‘Tracers’ series that centers around photographer Maddie Callahan who supplements her CSI work for the Delphi Center with photography of personal and far happier events. A vicious mugging ensnares her in an FBI investigation that brings her to the attention of Special Agent Brian Beckman who finds himself fascinated by the prickly woman who has an exceptional eye for detail and very strong resistance to his brand of charm. The clock is ticking as the search for a kidnapped woman who seems pivotal to the FBI investigation continues and Maddie uses her formidable resources at the Delphi Center to aid Brian even as she rejects the pull she feels for the sexy agent. The issue becomes whether there is more danger to Maddie’s heart or her life as the search for the suspect intensifies but Brian is determined to find a way to protect both or die trying.
The seventh thrilling novel in the Tracers series from an author who “excels at detailing the mystery and the chase” (Publishers Weekly) features a forensic photographer and an FBI agent who form an uneasy partnership to find a vicious criminal.
With the click of her camera, Maddie Callahan inadvertently added herself to the hit list of a criminal mastermind the FBI’s been investigating for months. Agent Brian Beckmann is determined to protect the sexy photographer, but she may be his only lead.
As a forensic photographer, Maddie is used to seeing violence up close, but she’s never before been a target. When a freelance photo shoot goes awry, she realizes she may have seen, and perhaps photographed, the kidnapping of a key witness in a federal probe. And although her camera was stolen, Maddie has something that could be even more valuable to investigators. With the help of her colleagues at the Tracers crime lab, Maddie uncovers DNA evidence that provides a desperately needed break in the case.
Although Brian is reluctant to involve Maddie, she’s determined to help with the investigation and the two set out to track a vicious criminal known as The Doctor, whose far-reaching violence has led to multiple deaths. But as the task force gets closer to catching the deadly Doctor, Maddie is in more danger than ever...