Review: 48 Hour Lockdown

48 Hour Lockdown (Tactical Crime Division #1)

Synopsis:

The Tactical Crime Division—TCD—is a specialized unit of the FBI.They handle the toughest cases in the most remote locations.

When TCD learns of a school invasion turned lockdown, every agent is ready to engage. With children in jeopardy, the stakes couldn’t be higher. But it becomes personal for hostage negotiator agent Evan Duran when he learns Annalise Taylor is one of the captives holed up with the students in a school for the gifted. He’ll need every resource available at TCD and every ounce of his expertise to turn this disastrous situation into a rescue mission—and if he succeeds, maybe reunite with the woman he never stopped loving.

Rating: 4-stars

Review:

48 Hour Lockdown by Carla Cassidy is filled with danger. A successful FBI crime crisis agent, learns that the woman he loves is one of the hostages inside a private school. The school has shooters keeping them trapped inside. Annalise is determined to save her students and fellow teachers. But some are already dead, one is dying, and time is essential. Students are just as frightened as her. Annalise is only alive to keep the girls calm for the shooters. There’s a reason they are there, but none of the bad guys is saying why. Evan is worried about getting his hostages out safely, especially, Annalise. He tries to push thoughts of her away to do his job. However, he and Annalise still have feelings for each other.

This novel is intense. The atmosphere is filled with risks. Every step by both the bad and good guys has to be calculated carefully, Otherwise, their plans will fail. Time is ticking and the bad guys are desperate. The protagonists were strong, brave and easy to like. They made this read believable. Annalise was my favorite. Her care for her students is amazing. She is willing to risk her life to save others. Plus, her intelligence helps not only her colleagues but her students to survive the danger they are in…overall, I loved 48 Hour Lockdown. Carla Cassidy writes fiction in a way that makes you believe everything that happened was real.

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