Title: Hallowed Ground
A kid in trouble is my weakness. That’s why Tony Martinez, president of the Hombres motorcycle club, hires me to track down a five-year-old Native American girl who’s become a pawn in her parents’ custody dispute.
Simple, right? Find kid, collect fat fee, and celebrate my superior PI skills with the dangerously sexy MC overlord. Except…Martinez neglected to mention a few crucial details. Like the girl’s father is the foreman on the controversial new Indian casino under construction, and the girl’s mother works at a rival Deadwood gaming hall run by an East Coast crime family.
After bullets start whizzing at me, I’m in Martinez’s face, demanding answers. Turns out plenty of people are determined to stop the casino from opening, including competitors, local ranchers, and a Lakota holy group.
As the violence escalates and the bodies pile up, everything around me begins to tumble like a house of cards. My search for a missing girl puts me on the wrong side of tribal politics and at odds with everyone—Kevin, Martinez, and even my father.
In a fight for my life after I attract the killer’s attention, I realize no place is safe…not even hallowed ground.
Author: Lori G. Armstrong
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Blood Ties, Shallow Grave, Snow Blind
Series: PI Julie Collins #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Blood Ties, Shallow Grave, Snow Blind
Published by Ridgeview Publishing Source: Purchased for Self
Published: March 15, 2017
Genres: Crime Drama, Motorcycle Theme, Romance, Suspense
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After being enthralled with Blood Ties, the first Julie Collins book, I immediately purchased and consumed Hallowed Ground. Armstrong continues her strong character development, excellent dialog and shed more light on the potential romance between Julie and sexy biker Tony Martinez.
As Julie makes the change from working for the sheriff to being partners in long-time friend, Kevin Wells’s private investigation company, not much changes for her. She’s still thrown into a case trying to find out what happened to a murdered young woman. Though often too tough for her own good, we get to see how big her heart really is when she takes on a case. She feels for the victims, both living and dead, and won’t give up until she finds the truth. Chloe Black Dog’s missing child case is a minor side story in a huge drama unfolding in the Black Hills. As Julie digs to find the girl, she uncovers way too many other problems that put her and everyone involved in mortal danger.
In Hallowed Ground, Julie is still the difficult, hard drinking woman who’s not afraid to through a fist when the need arises. She’s found her match in El Presidente of the Hombres motorcycle club. Tony isn’t intimidated when she gets in his face. Instead he finds her fascinating. I loved watching their attraction slowly growing into so much more. One of my favorite scenes in any book is when these two fall into each other’s arms after yet another horrible situation they’ve both had to endure.
Armstrong writes the kind of books that keep a reader up all night because they can’t quit reading. I loved this book. I envy Julie’s ability to stand up to any fight. I want this scary, sexy biker. I’d love to hang with them all.