Police Chief Tess O’Rourke thought she’d taken care of her small town’s drug problem last year. But now Rogue’s Hollow residents are up in arms over a contentious vote on legalizing the sale of marijuana within city limits. And when an eighteen-year-old is found dead of a possible overdose, Tess wonders if the local pot farms might be involved and begins to fear that a new, deadlier drug supply chain has cropped up. As tempers flare and emotions boil over, Tess faces the possibility of losing the town’s support.
With her relationship to Sergeant Steve Logan on shaky ground, Tess could really use a friend, and she feels drawn to Pastor Oliver Macpherson’s quiet presence. But the anger she holds over her father’s death prevents her from embracing his faith and finding peace.
Battling storms within and without, Tess is shocked when a familiar face from her past shows up in town to stir up more trouble. And his threats against Tess may prove lethal.
I have been waiting for "Lethal Target" to come out since I finished reading the first book in this series, "Crisis Shot!" The wait was worth it for sure, but now I am left wanting more! Tess addressed the issue of the drug issue in their small town last year. However, she realizes that this issue may not be completely over and she may be facing a bigger problem. Even though Rogue Hollow is a small town, there is so much going on here, things that affect and impact the community as a whole and personal issues that spill over into others around the individuals as well. However, this is just like it is in real life and it makes the book and characters that much more relatable for the reader.
Janice Cantore has a knack for telling stories that are timely for today's society and creating characters are easy to like and easy to empathize with and relate to. I immediately liked Tess in the first book and now after getting to spend more time in her story, I like her even more and feel as if I know the town and the minor characters better as well. This is a great suspense novel that is filled with twists and turns and has a sprinkling of romance mixed in as well!
*Thanks to the Tyndale Blog Network for the complimentary copy of this book.*