This book had me hooked from the first few pages. We are thrown back 10 years to the bloody assassination of a high profile politician on a humid Florida evening and then as the book brings us back to the present time all of the dark secrets from that night 10 years ago begin to unfold, It becomes a real race for time as Tropical storm Chayla bears down on the Tampa Bay area with Cab desperate to save lives by finding out who was responsible for the assassinations 10 years before
It was wonderful to see Cab Bolton back after his debut in The Bone House, there is something quite irresistible about his character and the way in which Freeman writes him. I loved the exchanges between both him and his mother and him and his girlfriend Lala. I also loved the massive twist on the very last page, don't take a sneak peak though as it would ruin the whole book. Freeman has set the ending up perfectly for Cab Bolton book number 3 or at least I certainly hope that it is his intention to write book three.
To sum up the book was gripping and the politics as murky as the swamps that we visit in the novel. A real page turner & the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I had worked out one of the major plot lines fairly early on & that meant when the reveal came it didn't have quite the impact.
Thanks to NetGalley & Quercus for the ARC of this book.