Jude and I managed to salvage something beautiful from the war torn rubble of our lives, a blissful happiness that we paid for in blood. We fought our way here, leaving pieces of ourselves along the way. I thought this was the happily ever after in our twisted fairy tale, but I was wrong.
I may be free by definition. That freedom came at a heavy cost and my family is about to pay the price. At any moment, this façade will come crashing down. Hard. The life I've lived—that kind of world—it stains you, and no matter how hard you try, you can never escape its wrath. Not even in death.
Love. Fear. Loss.
We're walking a wire and all that's beneath us is destruction.
This story begins two years after Jude is presumed dead by his former business dealers. Jude was a bookie, but now he cleans money for his friend Gabriel, and lives happily with Tor, their two-year old daughter, Cayla. When Gabe kills a man on Jude's property, Jude and Tor are suddenly thrust into a horror worse than anything they could imagine. Their daughter is kidnapped by a cartel, and these two prove that there is nothing more dangerous than a parent whose child has been taken.
This was an adrenaline, action-filled rush. I wanted to shake both Jude and Tor separately at times, but as a reader, I had to remind myself that I was an outsider to the turmoil of a parent with a missing child. The writers were so in-tune with the feelings of the characters, from feeling helpless to the willingness to do anything to get them back. This was so good - and I know that is simple to say - but it was SO GOOD!!