If you love a fast-paced romantic suspense series, then man, does P.A. DePaul have one for you. Shadow of Doubt is the second in her Sweet Briar Group series about a group of assassins for hire, and once the action starts, it keeps on going.
The story opens with a flashback to when Michelle Alger was on a college research trip in Columbia, South America.
She counted her blessings every day at the opportunity of being an exchange student from the University of California for a semester. To study the ecosystem of the Amazon directly was a dream come true.
Only, paradise isn’t so dreamy when you’re running for your life in the middle of the jungle and a drug cartel is chasing you. As Michelle’s small research group moved deeper into the jungle, transferring from the relative ease of ATV travel to hiking through thicker underbrush, they scattered when a terrifying group of cartel thugs appeared out of the jungle, chasing them across an old wood-and-rope bridge spanning the space between two rock cliffs. Michelle was last to make her way onto the bridge—and the only one kidnapped by the cartel.
Fortunately for Michelle, a team of Green Berets was already in the jungle to stage a raid on the Osvaldo cartel. Captain Jeremy Malone was preparing the final briefing for the assembled SEAL, DEA, ATF and other government entities when he learned the Osvaldo cartel had branched out into kidnapping. The fact that they’d already had an American woman in captivity for two days, Jeremy (“Cappy”) moved quickly to try and save Michelle. Though Cappy saved her life, her brutal imprisonment and deadly liberation changed them both irrevocably.