Review of THE STRONGHOLD by Lisa Carter

Publisher: Abingdon Press | Publishes: March 15, 2016 | Format: eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover (320 pages) | ASIN: B015JL34VG, ISBN: 9781426795480, and ISBN: 9781501816314  | Origin: NetGalley


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Can the manhunt for a murderer bring together two people from different cultures with love and hate lodged between them?

Inside THE STRONGHOLD by Lisa Carter, Apache tribal cop Pilar To-Clanny usually works with certain Special Agents inside the FBI until right now.  FBI Special Agent, Alex Torres combines Pilar’s past and present to mingle with pain and confusion around the newest body found on her reservation, and we are thrust into a suspenseful ride filled with horrid memories, the newest crimes, the lives of the latest victims, and the fight to survive!

Children go missing, girls disappear, and torturous and deadly rituals combine inside dark but related tales on both sides of the border, entangling seriously flawed and formerly wedded characters into a whole new take of their backgrounds, their heritages, and their memories to lead them into an ever increasing danger.

Are the people around them helping or hurting in this search? Could such evil overtake either of them leaving their family to play the victim?

***This opinion is my own.***


THE STRONGHOLD by Lisa Carter brings two people with a combined past together again over a dead body!

FBI Special Agent, Alex Torres and Apache tribal cop, Pilar To-Clanny were not known as a happily married couple in the end, and neither has interacted with each other to change things. However, this case forces them to face down past and present deaths to find the one who kills for sport. A madman who preys on the both sides of the Mexico border takes on a sadistic evil along with other drug killings.

Could his FBI team and the Tribal cops go up against drug cartels only to find themselves back to the beginning of the story? Does this tale put them and their loved ones in a deadly game of truth or dare?