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She’s investigating a murder. He’s trying not to become the next victim.
Mica McMillan, savvy PI and scrappy street fighter, is trying to track down a murderer and doesn’t have time for delays or relationships. Dr. David Rider is fascinated by Mica’s life and magnetism to danger. But when a drug dealer puts a hit out on David, the mismatched couple find themselves on dangerous ground. Can Mica bring the criminals to justice and keep David safe?
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives. Mostly from David & Mica’s POV, but there are some scenes from various secondary characters.
Another fabulous addition to the series by C. B. Samet. While each Rider Files book is a stand alone with a complete story, there are secondary character arcs that run through and these are best read/listened to in order.
Samet always writes strong & intelligent women, this time she takes it a step further with Mica McMillan. Mica is a Private Investigator who happened to go to high school with Dr. David Rider (David is Max Rider’s son, Max is the owner of Rider Investigations) and they meet again when Mica is brought in by ambulance to David’s ER. They soon find out that many paths in their lives have converged and begin to spend a great deal of time together investigating or running from threats.
What I loved about this is that not only is Mica completely capable of taking care of herself, but David admires and respects her for it. Even when he’s concerned for her safety. Samet includes a lot of suspense and numerous action scenes, a bit of mystery, and a budding romance. David and Mica are so adorable in their interactions and this was a fun love story to experience. While that seems incongruous to romantic suspense, Samet writes it perfectly and I truly enjoyed the entire book.
We again get small updates from previous characters and continue to learn more about those who have books coming. My biggest conundrum is whether to read Claire’s story, Maltisse File, now or hold out for the audiobook.
Quentin Hudspeths’s narration was excellent. He gives all the characters their own voices, accents, and personalities. He did a fantastic job evoking emotion and tension where appropriate. Hudspeth posted to Twitter that this is his first audiobook narration – I’m incredibly impressed and hope to hear more from him in the future.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Kidnapping, assaults, and a birth described with medical detail.
After listening to Meridian File, I immediately purchased all four available Rider Files ebooks. However, I did receive a free copy of this audiobook from Story Origin and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
About the author:
Christina is four-time award winning author in thriller, romantic suspense, and fantasy.
She is a mother of two energetic boys and a Jack Russel Terrier. She is a lover of suspense, adventure, and happy endings. She is currently writing the fifth and final installation of the Avant Champion epic fantasy series, and an new urban fantasy trilogy. The Rider Files books 1-4 are complete, but she’s mapping out books 5-8. She writes action and adventure in fantasy and romantic suspense genres with strong female leads.
“I grew up reading Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, and the Bourne books. I write seeking to create that level of action and intrigue but with female heroines. I love the quote, ‘She needed a hero. So she became one.’ My novels have empowered women overcoming powerful obstacles and the strong men who support them.”
You can connect with CB Samet here:
About the Narrator:
Quentin Hudspeth is a professional voiceover artist. He works in narration, commercial, and dramatic fields. You can connect with Hudspeth here:
My Favorite Quotes
Maybe adult life is more complicated than your Justice League from high school, but I still don’t see you as anything less than Wonder Woman. – McMillan File by @cbsamet1 narrated by @QHudspeth #Rider Files #Audiobook #RomanticSuspense #ClosedDoor #BodyguardTweet
I’m a Marine. We don’t glow. – McMillan File by @cbsamet1 narrated by @QHudspeth #Rider Files #Audiobook #RomanticSuspense #ClosedDoor #BodyguardTweet
He felt a mix of reassurance and akwardness, recalling that only a few minutes earlier he’d been dancing with the woman who now wielded a gun. – McMillan File by @cbsamet1 narrated by @QHudspeth #Rider Files #Audiobook #RomanticSuspense #ClosedDoor #BodyguardTweet