Killer Pursuit

Killer Pursuit - Jeff Gunhus
"Alison McNeil tensed when she spotted the first shadow dart through the mist an take cover behind a tree. In the early morning light, it took her a while to pick out all six members of the Hostage Rescue Team approaching the cabin, but within a minute she could clearly see the tactical team converging on their target."...chapter 1, paragraph 1 of Killer Pursuit.

So begins a story that takes you on a roller coaster of a ride. The person that Allison and her crew are trying to capture is Sam Kraw, a nasty individual who loves to watch someone die. Allison does something not too good, she shoots a fellow officer in the leg to enable her to capture Sam, as he has the officer and threatens to kill him. Kill him he will so Allison does what she thinks is the right thing to save him. The officer of course is not happy with her and this act gets her a suspension. 

A high society call girl is killed and dismembered in her home and two cameras are found, one that the killer took the memory card and the other that has incriminating evidence, the killer doing his killing. While on suspension Allison is asked by FBI Director to investigate off the radar. She is on her own, no back up. This case is important as taking place in Washington, there are a lot of prominent men who were serviced by this call girl, so Allison needs to be very careful in what she uncovers as she looks for the videos.

This story is told in alternating voices, which I like because it not only gets the reader into the mind of Allison but the killer as well. She also has to be careful who she trusts as the person/s she trusts could very well be the killer/s. 
Allison is dealing with personal issues as her father is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and she suffers guilt that the love of her life was killed the year before. 

Lots of shady and corrupt people that make up the government abound in this suspenseful, political thriller. I had read another story by this author, The Torment of Rachel Ames, which I really liked. Based on how much I liked that story, I knew I was not going to be disappointed by Killer Pursuit. Lots of twists and turns and enough suspense to keep the reader wanting more. I love a novel that keeps my attention and keeps me up at night. This one did both. Great novel for the person who loves a good mystery thriller!

I received a print ARC for my review and for my honest thoughts.