Englisch Ausgabe von Freya Barker (Autor)
GEM: a privately-funded organization operating independently in the search for-and the rescue and recovery of-missing and exploited children. Although at times working in conjunction with law enforcement, GEM aims to ensure the victims receive justice…by whatever means necessary.
Operator Pearl; layered, mysterious, a protector.
She masks as delicate, analyzes, and moves stealthily.
Hot on the trail of a young accomplice in a child exploitation ring, Pearl finds herself posing as a teenager to get close. Unfortunately, joining a group of kids on a wilderness quest means stepping out of her comfort zone and into uncertainty. But with the target in her sights, her focus stays razor-sharp.
The last thing she needs is the dogged journalist who’s been close on her heels catching up and rattling her cage. When he inserts himself into her investigation, she has no choice but to go along.
Thrown together in a mutual pursuit of justice, the negative energy between them sparks up in a new way.
Pearl is a strong woman who had a very bad past, like Onyx and Opal had too.
Because she has specific problems to trust someone, she doesn’t let no one close to her. She loves her work and her comfort zone. In order to search for a missing girl, she has to leave that comfort zone this time, and also deal with Lee Remmington in the process.
Freya had me hooked up against the book from the first page on. I liked the switch between banter and heavy subjects . And, Lee investigates similar to the GEM – team, so that a reader is always in the middle of the action and always feels , as if you were up close , because of the wonderful writing.Freya Barker creates every time that I read a single page, first laugh, then cry and then laugh again. I love her writing style and the fact that her protagonists find love and trustworthiness, but also give hope to the secondary characters, help them and are there for them. Except for the bad guys, grin, they are taking them down.
Another great read with strong characters.