Merciless by Lori Armstrong
A Mystery

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Torn between her duties to the FBI and her need to keep her loved ones safe, former black-ops army sniper Mercy Gunderson must unleash the cold, dark, merciless killer inside her and become the predator . . . rather than the prey.

Newly minted agent Mercy Gunderson is back and ready for action— unfortunately, she’s stuck doing paperwork in an overheated government office building. But she gets more than she bargained for when she’s thrown into her first FBI murder case, working with the tribal police on the Eagle River Reservation, where the victim is the teenage niece of the recently elected tribal president. When another gruesome killing occurs during the early stages of the investigation, Mercy and fellow FBI agent Shay Turnbull are at odds about whether the crimes are connected.

Due to job confidentiality, Mercy can’t discuss her misgivings about the baffling cases with her boyfriend, Eagle River County sheriff Mason Dawson, and the couple’s home on the ranch descends into chaos when Dawson’s eleven-year-old son Lex is sent to live with them. While Mercy struggles to find a balance, hidden political agendas and old family vendettas turn ugly, masking motives and causing a rift among the tribal police, the tribal council, and the FBI. Soon, however, Mercy realizes that the deranged killer is still at large—and is playing a dangerous game with his sights set on Mercy as his next victim.
 

About Lori Armstrong

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Lori Armstrong is the two-time winner of the Shamus Award given by the Private Eye Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author of romantic fiction, written as Lorelei James. Her books have won the Willa Cather Literary Award and have been nominated for the High Plains Book Award and the Daphne du Maurier Award. She lives in western South Dakota. Visit her website at LoriArmstrong.com.
 
Published January 8, 2013 by Touchstone. 328 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Romance author turned thriller writer Armstrong continues to chronicle the adventures of former Army sniper turned law enforcement officer Mercy Gunderson in the latest tale set in western South Dakota.

Nov 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Merciless: A Mystery

Reviewing the Evidence

Mercy Gunderson, the main character in this third book in the series, can't be summarized easily in a sentence.

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Chron.com

An added twist comes when Rollie Rondeaux, an old acquaintance from the rez with a bitter awareness of the worst that happens there, tells Mercy: “Arlette Shooting Star ain’t the first dead girl to show up around here, and I doubt she’ll be the last.” So Mercy digs through the tribal headquarter...

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Mysterious Reviews

Review: Thirty-nine-year-old Mercy Gunderson is a new agent with the FBI.

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Night Owl Suspense

While hidden political agendas and old family vendettas turn ugly, masking motives and causing a rift among the tribal police, the tribal council, and the FBI, Mercy realizes that the deranged killer is still at large—and is playing a dangerous game with his sights set on Mercy as his next victim.

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