You have never met an (ex) FBI agent like Brigid Quinn
“Keeping secrets, telling lies, they require the same skill. Both become a habit, almost an addiction, that's hard to break even with the people closest to you, out of the business. For example, they say never trust a woman who tells you her age; if she can't keep that secret, she can't keep yours. I'm fifty-nine.”
Brigid Quinn's experiences in hunting sexual predators for the FBI have left her with memories she wishes she didn't have and lethal skills she hopes never to need again. Having been pushed into early retirement by events she thinks she's put firmly behind her, Brigid keeps telling herself she is settling down nicely in Tucson with a wonderful new husband, Carlo, and their dogs.
But the past intervenes when a man named Floyd Lynch confesses to the worst unsolved case of Brigid's career -- the disappearance and presumed murder of her young protégée, Jessica. Floyd knows things about that terrible night that were never made public, and offers to lead the cops to Jessica's body in return for a plea bargain.
It should finally be the end of a dark chapter in Brigid's life. Except…the new FBI agent on the case, Laura Coleman, thinks the confession is fake, and Brigid finds she cannot walk away from violence and retribution after all, no matter what the cost.
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I particularly enjoyed this first in the Bridgid Quinn series. The series shows a lot of promise, especially with tough-as-nails, 59 year-old, ex FBI agent, Brigid Quinn! Brigid is retired and happily living in Arizona with her new husband Carlo. Brigid has not told Carlo about her former life and about the scrapes and close-calls, and most importantly the people she has had to kill in the line of duty, so when an old friend calls on her to tell her that the most important unsolved case of her FBI career has come close to her door, she tries to involve herself in the investigation, still without telling Carlo. Things go from bad to worse and Brigid is in fear for her life as this particularly malevolent killer comes way to close for comfort. This is going to be a great series, mostly because of Brigid herself. I am looking forward to readng book 2.