GATED PREY LEE GOLDBERG
A simple sting operation takes a violent and unexpected turn for Detective Eve Ronin in a gripping thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective Eve Ronin and her soon-to-retire partner, Duncan Pavone, are running a 24-7 sting in a guard-gated enclave of palatial homes in Calabasas. Their luxury McMansion is a honey trap, set to lure in the violent home invaders terrorizing the community. The trap works, leaving three intruders dead, a body count that nearly includes Eve and Duncan.
We are back with Eve and her partner Duncan. They are working a case undercover and driving a fancy Rolls SUV. Arriving at the house that they are using in a gated community working on solving home robberies Duncan hopes that the gig lasts for another week or so. Eve of course is wanting something to happen and when it does it catches both of them by surprise. The quickness of everything has her and one suspect upstairs where the safe is when he is not paying attention she draws her weapon, he leaps out of the second-story window to dive into the pool, he misses and makes a mess on the cement next to the pool. Duncan shoots another suspect and the third takes off carjacks a woman and ends up at a grocery store. Meanwhile, Eve is giving chase in the Rolls, and of course, there is damage when she arrives at the store, running in she is looking for the suspects and when thinking she has him he is shot and killed by a security guard.
This is just the beginning of the story, of course, there is a lot more, Eve is still dealing with the fallout from the last book in happened. She does not like the way everything ended up with this crime scene, and then in the same gated community, a woman looks to have lost her child. So much is going on yet it all works. Work is the key for if she continues at her pace she will die of stress. A very good book with very good characters. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars.