by Kendra Elliot
Series: Mercy Kilpatrick #6
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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The Wall Street Journal bestselling series continues as Mercy Kilpatrick becomes embedded in the nightmare of a terrorist conspiracy.
The job: infiltrate a militia amassing illegal firearms in an isolated forest community. FBI agent Mercy Kilpatrick is the ideal candidate. She knows Oregon. She’s near the compound. And having been raised among survivalists, Mercy understands the mind-set of fanatics. Lay low, follow rules, do nothing to sound an alarm, and relinquish all contact with the outside world. She’s ready to blend in.
As Mercy disappears into the winter hills, something just as foreboding emerges. Mercy’s fiancé, Eagle’s Nest police chief Truman Daly, is faced with a puzzling series of murders—three men dumped in random locations after execution-style shootings.
Now, for Mercy, trapped in a culture where suspicion is second nature, and betrayal is punishable to the extreme, there is no way out. No way to call for help. And as plans for a catastrophic terrorist event escalate, there may be no way to stop them. Even if Mercy dies trying.
A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot is the final book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series and it’s her most dangerous case yet. Grab a cup of iced coffee and see why I recommend adding this series to your reading list!
FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is asked to infiltrate an isolated militia group, when an undercover ATF agent becomes ill. Her first instinct is to say no, but when she learns, there are children in the forested compound she has no choice but to go.
The ATF have a man in place and Mercy will pose as his girlfriend. There will be zero contact. Sworn to secrecy she can’t even tell Truman where she will be or details about the case. Meanwhile, Truman investigates a possible serial killer, as the bodies of dead men are being found.
The tale that unfolds is brutal and terrifying. Mercy must keep herself alive and help the children she finds in the camp. The story alternates between Mercy and Truman’s POVs. As they work both cases, the tension builds until it meets a crescendo that kept me reading until the bitter end.
We get closure but also with the characters, family relationships and the romance that’s been an arc in the overall series. I closed A Merciful Promise, with a smile.
It saddened me that this will be the last Mercy book, but it’s the perfect time to grab the series if you prefer to binge read once they all released.
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