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Roxanne MacFarlane is the Extractor—a former CIA agent who specializes in rescuing people from dangerous situations. She lives on the edge and works outside the law, but desperate families know she’s the only operative who can bring their missing loved ones home. Driven by guilt over the loss of her sister to a polygamous cult, she will stop at nothing to save her clients.
When Dave and Jenny Carson ask her to find their daughter, Mia, and extract her from a charismatic cult leader who preys on young women with guilt issues, Rox is eager to help them. But the experimental treatment she just started in order to improve her atypical brain patterns forces her to face conflicting newfound emotions while working feverishly to find the secret compound and craft a strategy to get Mia out.
When the bodies of young women who match Mia’s description turn up, Rox must fast-forward her plans. But the situation is more complicated and dangerous than she realizes, and her own life is soon in jeopardy. Can Rox save Mia and bring down a ruthless predator before more young women fall victim?
My rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Rox is an ex cop and ex CIA turned PI her partner in (fighting) crime is her step Dad Marty. The 2 have a strange relationship they live together but don’t! They are partners but not!, however, whatever they are (or not( they) are very close and have a good working and personal relationship. Rox specialises in ‘extracting’ people from dangerous or unhealthy situations and returning them to their loved one/s.
Rox is in a relationship with Kyle, a police officer, but suffers from emotional issues for which she decides to try a new type of treatment. The treatment, although it seems to be working, causes a rift in her relationship with Kyle which isnt helped when their paths cross in their respective working lives. I am still a bit unsure of Rox she has had a rough deal in life and I ought to sympathise with that but….
Marty, you have to love. He is the Dad everyone would love to have. He treats Rox like his own daughter even though she isnt and has been mother and father to her as her own mother deserted them when she was young. He has Rox’ back every step of the way.
The story revolves around a cult that is grooming young girls who have guilt issues and rich parents there are many twists and turns and the story is reasonably fast moving. I am not sure what Kyle brought to the story and overall the book fell a little short of the mark for me. However, it is the first in a new series and I am a big fan of L J Sellers so I will definitely be reading further books in this series.
Thank you to Netgalley who provided me with an advance copy of this book
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