ARC Review: Tough Justice: Exposed 1

Title: Tough Justice: Exposed (Part 1 of 8) by Carla Cassidy
Publisher: Harlequin Special Releases
Format: advanced e-book sent to me from the publisher through
Pages: 85 pages
Genre: Thriller/Mystery

This title will be released January 12, 2016

Synopsis: A new job. A new case. A new criminal…?
Special Agent Lara Grant will do anything to get her mark—until her last undercover case, infiltrating the notorious Moretti crime ring, forced her to get close to the top. Way. Too. Close…

Now starting a new job in New York City, all Lara wants is to leave the ghosts of her past behind. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face – and real name – all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed.
Then a woman's body is found, branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is…and exactly how to make her pay

Part 1 of 8 in a chilling, high-octane FBI thriller TOUGH JUSTICE from NYT bestselling author Carla Cassidy and Tyler Anne Snell, Carol Ericson and Gail Barrett.

Review: I was really interested in this book not only by the description but also because each installment is written by a different author and I am curious to see how the writing varies and if it changes the way the story flows.

This first book really set the stage and left me wanting more.  Lara Grant has a lot of secrets from her time undercover in the Moretti crime ring and we haven't even scratched the surface of it yet.  When bodies start turning up with crime ring tattoos there has to be a connection to Lara, but Moretti is in prison so who is setting up these kills? Is it Moretti seeking revenge from prison, someone else trying to start up his crime ring or something else entirely? Lara has to learn to trust her team but trust isn't easy for her.  Can she trust them or are they in on whatever is going on?

This was a quick read and I am anxiously awaiting the release date so that I can download the other installments to this series.  This is a fun, edge of your seat mystery with lots of dark alleys to wind down so I'm hoping that the authors take us for a wild unpredictable ride.