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A city in darkness. A building in lockdown.
A score that can only be settled in blood…
Bounty hunter Lori Anderson returns for a high-stakes, nail-biting new mission
The fourth book in the award-winning Lori Anderson series, Deep Dark Night sees daring bounty hunter and single mother Lori Anderson journey from Florida to Chicago to take down a notorious crime family. Published to coincide with International Women’s Month, it will see the full series rebranded a fresh, contemporary new look.
Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their mission: to entrap the head of the Cabressa crime family. The bait: a priceless chess set that Cabressa is determined to add to his collection.
An exclusive high-stakes poker game is arranged in the penthouse suite of one of the city’s tallest buildings, with Lori holding the cards in an agreed arrangement to hand over the pieces, one by one. But, as night falls and the game plays out, stakes rise and tempers flare.
When a power failure plunges the city into darkness, the building goes into lockdown. But this isn’t an ordinary blackout, and the men around the poker table aren’t all who they say they are. Hostages are taken, old scores resurface and the players start to die.
And that’s just the beginning…
Deep Dark night is book four in the Lori Anderson series, and despite having not read the previous books I found this easy to read as a stand alone.
Lori, a bounty hunter along with her partner JT head to Chicago to work an off-the-books operation for FBI Special Agent Monroe, who wants them to set up the head of the Cabressa family a man that Monroe has been after for years but has never had enough evidence to convict. Lori seems to feel she owes a debt to Monroe but JT feels otherwise, though he stands by her as they try to snare the Cabressa family.
To say this was an action packed thriller is an understatement – this was a brilliant read from the get go, just when things look they are settling down and you get a minute to take a breath it goes full throttle again! I love a good thriller that is fast paced and keeps me on my toes and Deep Dark Night certainly ticked all those boxes. And after finishing this I can’t wait to go back and start this series from the beginning.
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Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been spent between the UK and USA. As her alter- ego – Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges in her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at crimethrillergirl.com, where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases. She is also a member of the crime-themed girl band The Splice Girls. Steph is an alumni of the MA Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California, which inspired her Lori Anderson thrilliers, She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens. Her debut thriller, Deep Down Dead, was shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards in two categories, and hit number one on the UK and AU kindle charts. My Little Eye, her first novel under her pseudonym, Stephanie Marland was published by Trapeze Books in April 2018.