2016 Book 20: TOUGH JUSTICE – EXPOSED by Carla Cassidy

Tough Justice: Exposed (Tough Justice #1) by Carla Cassidy
ISBN: 9781460393628 (ebook)
ASIN: B013OMLKIQ (Kindle version)
Publication Date: January 12, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases

A new job. A new case. A new criminal?

Special Agent Lara Grant will do anything to get her mark – until her last undercover case, infiltrating the notorious Moretti crime ring, forced her to get close to the top. Way. Too. Close…

Now starting a new job in New York City, all Lara wants is to leave the ghosts of her past behind. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara’s face – and real name – all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed.

Then a woman’s body is found, branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is…and exactly how to make her pay…

Part 1 of 8 in a chilling, high-octane FBI thriller TOUGH JUSTICE from NYT bestselling author Carla Cassidy and Tyler Anne Snell, Carol Ericson and Gail Barrett.


Lara Grant spent several years in deep undercover to bring down the Moretti syndicate. Her undercover work was so successful that she then had to spend a year in a safe house to protect her life. She’s just returned to work in the FBI when she’s called out to talk to a man on a ledge. A man that asked for her by name. A man she doesn’t know. After talking this criminal off the ledge, she escorts him from the building only to have him killed in front of her by a sniper. Now the entire world, including the Moretti’s, know that Lara is back at work. Lara begins work with her team of FBI agents to try and determine what link, if any, the deceased has to the Moretti syndicate. The more they dig, the more questions are raised. When an innocent jogger is found murdered in the park, it becomes clear that these crimes are linked; not only to the Moretti’s but to Lara. Can the FBI determine who is behind these crimes before another crime occurs? Is Lara a target?

Tough Justice: Exposed was an incredibly quick read, not just because of its length, but also because it is a fast-paced read. The reader gradually gets to know Lara as the investigations begin, and she is just as enigmatic as the crimes being committed. If you enjoy fast-paced suspense thrillers, then you’ll definitely want to add Tough Justice: Exposed to your reading list. Tough Justice: Exposed is the first book in the Tough Justice series. Each book will be written by a different author, but will feature the same characters and storyline. I look forward to reading the next seven installments and finding out what happens next.

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of this book for review purposes from the publisher via NetGalley. I was not paid, required, or otherwise obligated to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Tough Justice: Exposed (Part 1 of 8)