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Series: Vigilantes #3
Also in this series: Ricochet, Backfire, Intrepid
Published by INDIE SELFPUBLISHED on October 30, 2018
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A life for a life.
On the streets of Detroit, it’s the code we live by. You take from me, I take from you. A balance of power, and a ceaseless war between rivals.
As a foster kid from the projects, I never had much, besides an unshakable addiction to women and drugs. Only took one glance into the amber eyes of a slave for me to realize my two worst vices could be one and the same.
And the woman behind those eyes quickly became my obsession.
Nicoleta is more than she seems. An enigma I’m determined to crack before time runs out and our enemies hunt her down. Except, she moves by her own trajectory, an unstoppable bullet on the warpath to track down the men who murdered a girl from her past.
Me? I’m the rogue whose path is less predictable. A junkie, fiending for the one thing I shouldn’t want: the only woman who gets me high. I want to keep her for myself, but when the unstoppable bullet finally hits her mark and secrets begin to unravel, another life must be paid.
A heart for a heart.
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❝We were as tragically beautiful and fragile as a dead rose. Two souls, broken beyond redemption.❞
Oh, Keri Lake, your talent astounds. Your ability to share the stories that are playing in your head with your readers in such a way that they feel like they are watching a film is a rare gift. You are superhuman.
Dax, the brooding, tormented character who thrives on the rush of heights of all kinds, is a character that will thrill even the most skeptical reader. He is multi-faceted; he’s strong in his weakness, and while he wants nothing more than to fight his battles alone, he craves Nicoleta.
❝The wolf who fell in love with the lamb.❞
Nicoleta, the mysterious, beautiful and cunning character, who daily finds herself battling her worst nightmare, wants only one thing more than vengeance, and that is the way she feels when she is with Dax. With him, she feels worthy, wanted and loved. She is a moth to his flame.
❝No, Dax and I were beautiful together–a messy painting, thrown against a canvas, that somehow came together in perfect balance. Both of us an intersecting dichotomy of good and bad, strong and weak.❞
The two set out to fight the dangerous underbelly of the dark web and to right the wrongs of their pasts. But when the past catches up with Nicoletta she fears Dax will never again see her in the same light.
I won’t fool you to believe this was an easy book to read. There’s something about reading that is more intimate than watching a tv show such as NCIS. As a reader, you use your own imagination and frame the situation so that it makes sense in your mind. Whereas when watching a movie or tv show, you are at the mercy of the director to present the story to you. Once again, Keri Lake breaks the threshold on my triggers. She’s a pro at dark romance and knowing how far to cross the line while taking care of her readers.
‘Ballistic’ is a turbulent ride, balancing on the rails of good and bad, right and wrong. It thrills, frightens, and excites.