To prove her father’s innocence, she’ll have to turn a killer’s sights on herself
When journalist Jessie Kegan’s father is accused of espionage and treason, Jessie has no doubt the man she looked up to her entire life is innocent. Worse yet, before Colonel Kegan can stand trial, he’s found dead of a heart attack…but Jessie knows it was murder. Forcing down her grief, she’s determined to use her investigative skills and resources to clear her father’s name. But going after the truth means Jessie soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who wants that truth to stay buried with her father.
Protecting Jessie Kegan is a job bodyguard Brandon Garrett can’t refuse. Jessie isn’t just a client at Maximum Security—she’s the sister of his best friend, Danny, killed in Afghanistan. With dangerous forces gunning for Jessie from every angle, keeping her safe will mean keeping her close and Bran finds their mutual attraction growing, though being Danny’s sister puts Jessie out of bounds.
With their backs against the wall, Jessie and Bran will have to risk everything to expose her father’s killer—before his legacy dies with his daughter.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives.
This is the 3rd book in the Maximum Security series. There’s some mentions of couples from previous books, but it’s minor and no events build off each other so these stand on their own really well.
I really enjoyed this one. One of my favorite tropes: Brother’s Best Friend/Best Friend’s Sister. It was also a great mix of mystery, suspense, & romance. Investigating her father’s death leads to conspiracies, treason, and terrorism. While Bran & Jesse are on their own a lot, they also get help from friends and family.
There’s several action scenes balanced with Bran and Jesse getting to know one another. The pacing was fantastic and I didn’t want to stop listening.
James Anderson Foster continues to be a great fit for the series. His style is perfect for romantic suspense. Bringing equal anticipation to the budding relationships as well the thriller/action aspects.
About the author:
New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing in Missoula, Montana with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.
You can connect with Kat Martin here:
About the narrator:
Dubbed “the Hardest Working Man in Audiobooks,” James Anderson Foster has won or been nominated for every major award in the audiobook industry, and was one of those kids who actually lettered in drama way back in High School (and if you ask nicely, he might even tell you just how far back that was).
Since that time, he’s done most of his acting behind a microphone, and has narrated audiobooks for a variety of publishers, across nearly all genres – both fiction and non.
My Favorite Quotes
I owe your brother my life. In giving it to me, he lost his own. There is nothing his sister or anyone he cared about could ever ask of me that I would not do. – The Ultimate Betrayal by @katmartinauthor #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #MaximumSecurity #RomanticSuspenseTweet
When a man had a goal, he went after it. He just had to figure out how to achieve his mission objective. – The Ultimate Betrayal by @katmartinauthor #Audiobook narrated by @jamesnarrates #MaximumSecurity #RomanticSuspenseTweet