Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Power Struggle by Carolyn Arnold (Detective Madison Knight, #8)

Power Struggle
by Carolyn Arnold

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Detective Madison Knight - Book 8
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. (November 28, 2017)
Publication Date: November 28, 2017
Genre: Mystery | Suspense
Print Length: 460 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
One hit man who’s back for revenge.
One detective who’s not going down without a fight.

It’s been ten months since Detective Madison Knight almost died at the hands of Russian Mafia hit man Constantine Romanov. She hasn’t seen hide nor hair of him since he escaped police custody and fled to Russia soon after his arrest, except now her latest murder investigation gives her reason to believe he’s back in town. Seeing as the victim is the man who killed her grandfather, her perspective may be a little skewed, but with the MO smacking of Constantine and the victim’s connections to the mob, she finds it hard to be objective. Still, she’s doing her best to consider all the evidence.

When she receives a threatening letter from Constantine, however, her suspicions are confirmed. And he’s made it abundantly clear that not only does he plan to finish what he started but he has her family and loved ones in the crosshairs, too. Madison vows to do whatever it takes to save them, but as the hours race by, the body count rises. And the stakes only get higher when Madison’s sister, Chelsea, goes missing.

Now, Madison’s only play is to take Chelsea’s disappearance for what it really means: Constantine is calling Madison out for one final showdown. And they won’t both survive…

Power Struggle by Carolyn Arnold
(Detective Madison Knight, #8)

Power StruggleShe is good at her job, but her relentless tenacity as a detective has put her in danger before. Now the Russian hitman who brutalized and almost killed her is back and he is leaving his signature moves on victims all over town. But it is the poison pen letter Constantine Romanov sends Madison Knight that lets her know the people she cares about will not be safe as long as either she or Constantine is alive.

Between the murder victims’ connections to Madison’s past, their connections to the Russian mob, and the threats to her family, Madison will be in a fevered race against the clock and ringing cacophony of the death knell. Is her head screwed on straight or is she losing her objectivity and missing precious clues to bring Constantine down?

Gritty and emotionally jagged, Carolyn Arnold’s POWER STRUGGLE pours on the suspense as one twisted assassin plays hide and go seek with a detective who refuses to give up, no matter what. Madison is a tough as nails cop, headstrong, and brilliant at finding the needle in the haystack, but her emotions are involved and there is a sense of recklessness and desperation in her actions. Hard-boiled police work at its best, suspense that is taut and the urgent race against time make this an edge of your seat read as danger hits too close to home for this detective and her frayed edges begin to show!

I am voluntarily reviewing a complimentary copy.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing POWER STRUGGLE. If you haven’t already, can you post your review to your favorite retailers. Again, thank you for your support.