It has been four years since ex-Navy SEAL Jack Haliday, had an explosive run-in with a biker gang, wounding their leader, Gunner. During those years, Jack had acquired everything he ever wanted: a beautiful wife, daughter, and a lovely home in the suburbs–everything was just about as perfect as it could get, until Gunner returned to twist Jack’s world inside-out with a vengeance that he could never have prepared for.
Into the Crossfire the first book of the Cindy McDonald’s new series: First Force. Jack Haliday made his first appearance on Cindy McDonald’s computer screen while writing the third book from her Unbridled Series, Dangerous Deception. “I enjoyed writing the character so much that he returned to Unbridled to make a brief visit in the fourth book, Against the Ropes,” Cindy says. Unable to resist, Cindy is allowing him to ride along one more time in her fifth book, Shady Deals, which will be released January 2014. “What can I say?” Cindy shrugs, “I simply fell in love and decided to create a series that featured the handsome Navy SEAL, Jack Haliday.”
Some of the characters from the Unbridled Series make “guest appearances” in Into the Crossfire to help usher Jack Haliday into the new series: Captain Patrick Lutz, Lieutenant Carl Lugowski, and Kate West—referred to as “the blonde” in chapter one of this book.
The cover photograph of Stuart Reardon was taken by renowned New York photographer, Paul Reitz. “I first saw photos of the professional rugby player turned model on Facebook,” Cindy recalls. “When Stuart posted this particular picture on his FB page, I immediately thought that it was perfect for the cover of Into the Crossfire. I contacted Paul to contract the photograph of the overtly handsome Brit—see, social networking can pay off!”
Stuart’s lovely girlfriend, Emma Hayes, is featured in the book trailer for Into the Crossfire. The trailer can be viewed on Cindy McDonald’s website, www.cindymcwriter.com. Her website also features excerpts from future First Force books as well as the Unbridled Series.
Literary Wealth Review
Jack Haliday has a score to settle–a big one!
Cindy McDonald introduces her new series (First Force) with Into the Crossfire. For romantic-suspense fans, there’s nothing not to love about this book. We have Jack Haliday, a handsome (just look at the cover!) ex-Navy Seal, now undercover cop. He’s got the perfect life: beautiful loving wife and adorable curly headed daughter.
Everything is perfect until Jack’s past comes back with a fiery vengeance to rip it all away.
Four years ago, just as Jack was about to bust the homicidal leader of a bad-ass motorcycle gang after six months of undercover work, he was forced to blow his cover in a big way to save the life of another detective. Gunner escaped.
It’s taken four year, but Gunner tracks Jack down to turn his world inside out by killing his wife and destroying his idealistic home.
That is when Jack discovers the secret world of his kindly (yet mysterious) next door neighbor Walt, who is the leader of the team of top operatives known as First Force.
In her new series, Cindy McDonald takes the reader on a roller coaster of suspense and romance. The First Force team is made up of wonderful characters who are a wonderful mixture of compassion (the team’s beautiful doctor Raine, who has a sorrowful past), strength, and even humor: like a huge, humorless pilot named Stuart Little, who takes exception to jokes about his name.
When Jack’s world crumbles, Walt and his team swoop in to save his life and go to work to bring justice as only they can do, even when the life of one of their own is put in the balance.
I highly recommend this book for readers looking for a thrilling ride of suspense and romance.