Thursday, December 08, 2016

Review: Seized by Elizabeth Heiter

Title: Seized
Author: Elizabeth Heiter
Series: The Profiler, #3
Published: December 2015, MIRA
Format: ARC E-copy, 384 pages
Source: Netgalley

Danger is all around her…

What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when she's kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists. As her worst nightmares become a reality, she begins to question what she's seeing. Because the longer she's inside their compound, the more she realizes this group is not what it seems to be.

The next terrorist threat is right beside her…

As the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team closes in, Evelyn suspects she's stumbled onto an emerging terrorist threat—and a cult leader who has a score to settle with the FBI. If Hostage Rescue breaches the compound, Evelyn's dead for sure. If they don't, the cult may unleash a surprise attack that could leave the whole country shattered.

My thoughts: This is the third installment in Elizabeth Heiter's Profiler series and I really enjoy this series. I devoured the first two books in this series, and couldn't wait to pick this one up. 

I was curious to see what was going to come next for Evelyn as she is really at a crossroads right now in her career. Without giving anything away in case you haven't read the previous books in the series - though I highly recommend you do! - just know that she has some internal struggles going on. Is she going to stay at the FBI or is she better suited somewhere else - what is her purpose now? And what of her relationship with Mac? Where is that heading?

As for the case that Evelyn gets caught up in in this book - WOW! She somehow ends up stumbling into a hostage situation involving a cult of survivalists in the mountains of Montana. Talk about intense! It takes the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team to come to the rescue, but not without some major complications and that of course is not the end of it. Things are just heating up when Evelyn gets rescued - she believes there is a bigger threat and they need to find the person responsible before more lives are lost. 

The pace of this book was lightning fast and my heart was pounding right along with the action. Lives are lost, people are hurt, jobs are put in jeopardy and the suspense throughout is palpable! This series just keeps getting better and better, and if you read it in order, the character development is really good. I really felt like I could totally understand Evelyn's struggles - where she is in her life and why. Elizabeth Heiter does a great job with this internal struggle and I look forward to seeing how this all plays out in the next book!
 

Books in this series:  

     1.  Hunted
     2.  Vanished

     2.5  Avenged (free short story from Harlequin)
     3.  Seized
 
     4.  Stalked - due out end of December 2016 

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  1. This is one that I'm not familiar with but one that sounds really good! My library has the books in e-book format so I'm going to give Hunted a try soon. Glad that the series is keeping up the pace for you!

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