Luke Dubois is part of an elite group of mercenaries who are
called in to help the DEA after one of their agents goes
missing while working undercover at a strip club. Mafia
lynchpin Vince runs the strip club for the mob, which is a
front for money laundering and drug running. The DEA agent
had been sent in to gather intel and to thwart an upcoming
major drug deal. While the rest of his team of operatives
oversee the activities of the club from the outside, Luke
spends his nights inside the club trying to gather
information on the missing DEA agent.
Olivia Taylor is a woman with problems. She is a law school
student, and has a mother stricken with cancer. She is
working at the club to pay her tuition and the expenses of
her mother's treatment. She has caught the eye of her boss,
who has become enamored with her. After an incident in which
she kills a would-be rapist in self defense, he has his
goons dispose of the body; and now feels that Olivia 'owes'
him. All Olivia wants to do is make enough money to pay her
bills and take care of her mother; now she finds herself
under the thumb of an obsessed mob boss, and trapped in an
unwanted relationship with him. She's trying to save up
enough money so that she and her mom can get away from
Vince; but he is having her watched and followed by his men.
After spending night after night watching Olivia strip, Luke
has developed an attraction to her. When he follows her
while she's away from the club, he finds out how she's
trapped by Vince. He talks to his team, and they make a deal
with Olivia to help them get information on the DEA agent
they've been looking for. In return, they will help Olivia
and her mother escape from Vince. With all the close contact
between them, it's not long before sparks begin to fly
between Luke and Olivia. After some important intel is
passed on to the team about the missing DEA agent, they
prepare to take down Vince's drug operation themselves.
There are several quite interesting sub-stories. There was
the plight of the other strippers being addicted to drugs,
and forced to work private parties while performing sexual
favors. Abby's friend Isabel is back from the first story
Killer Instincts, and she and team member Trevor began to
form a tentative relationship. There was a lot of attention
paid to some of the other members of Luke's team. Sully and
Derek especially are screaming for a story of their own.
MIDNIGHT ALIAS is a very good story, and a highly enjoyable
read. The plot is exciting and full of action; and it
contains a nice, well-developed romance. MIDNIGHT ALIAS is
suspense with a dark, gritty edge, and is an exciting and
exhilarating read. This is the second book in the Killer
Sheâ€™s smart, seductive, and in way over her head.
Heâ€™s her only way out. An undercover DEA
agent has gone off the radar. Suspecting an internal mole,
the government needs Luke Dubois and his elite team of
operatives to recover their man, and the New Orleans native
thinks heâ€™s found his way inside the dark underbelly of
Manhattan: Olivia Taylor, the girlfriend of a mob boss and
the sexiest woman heâ€™s ever laid eyes on. His new mission
objective? Get past Oliviaâ€™s defenses and convince her to
take a chanceâ€”on him.
All Olivia wanted was to
finish law school and live a normal life, but that dream was
shattered when one dangerous night put her deeply in a
mobsterâ€™s debt. Now Luke and his team will help her
escapeâ€”in exchange for intel on the missing agent. But
Olivia doesnâ€™t anticipate her intense attraction to the
reckless Louisiana charmer or that sheâ€™ll be forced to risk
everythingâ€”including her heart.