Camaro Espinoza is a former combat medic whose past is shrouded in mystery. Having finally achieved a measure of calm and anonymity, Camaro receives a distress call from her sister Annabel. Living a modest life in a small town in California, Annabel has become trapped in an abusive relationship with a man named Jake Collier who threatens to make her daughter his next victim.

Camaro rushes across the country to defend her sister for what may be the last time. And Jake has a sibling of his own, an ex-Special Forces operative named Lukas who is every bit as unhinged as Camaro is uncompromising. For all Camaro’s stealth and wit, she can only last so long against such a relentless force.

As a pair of federal marshals pick up the trail, and a bounty hunter with a debt to settle closes in, Camaro’s smart enough to know that standing her ground is the last thing she should do. But if there’s one thing Camaro can’t do, it’s walk away–even with a freight train like Lukas barreling towards her.


“Camaro is solitary, vengeful, and fond of beer and motorcycles—a female ‘tough guy’ who defies stereotypes with engaging bravado. Hawken calls her ‘a lean, mean thrilling machine.’ He’s nailed it.” — Booklist

“Plenty of guns and fisticuffs, as well as a twisty trail to follow, fill this action enthusiast’s tale. And Hawken certainly knows how to keep the action going: Camaro goes from scrape to scrape with barely enough time to treat her own wounds and regroup before the next ambush or assault… Hawken writes excellent action/adventure.” — Kirkus

“Hawken is a talented writer and knows how to construct a fine page turner.” — Publishers Weekly

“Hard-boiled action…Camaro Espinoza, who did tours in the Middle East, is tougher than an army boot….it’s deeply satisfying to watch her take out an animal like Lukas.” — New York Times


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