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AT DAWN, An Alex Troutt Thriller Review

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Alex Troutt Thriller, Book #4
AT Dawn
FBI Special Agent Alex Troutt returns in a twisting, heart-pounding thriller.
Three flashes of light illuminate a dark sky. An unspeakable evil devours its prey.
The shimmering view of the sun-drenched ocean can often be nothing more than a mirage. For Alex Troutt, a trip back home for a much-needed summer vacation proves only one thing: greed rules. But how it takes root could destroy her world.
Fueled by the lust of power and money, the shadow of death envelopes her seaside hometown, including those closest to Alex. But as disconnected investigations converge into one focal point, Alex will stop at nothing to blow the entire crime ring straight to hell—even if she has to make the ultimate sacrifice…her life.
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“Alex Troutt is quickly becoming one of my favorite fictional characters. I love how she’s constantly having to balance her family life and her job, even though her job is continually threatening to take over.” – Sonya N
“I simply love every single one of John Mefford’s novels. They keep you on the edge of your seat reading late into the night.” – Michele B
“Intrigue and attempts at revenge for long held grudges – the twists and turns keeps your adrenalin pumping.” – Tracy C
above reviews from the Alex Trout Series
My Review
AT Dawn, like Mefford's previous submissions in the Alex Troutt Detective series, is fast-paced, has well developed characters, and writing that carries you through each scene right into the next, like you are in the story line. I like that in a novel. It keeps me waiting for the next shoe to drop, trying to figure out who-dun-it. 
Alex Troutt (AT) has been through alot in the past few years - cases that are still unraveling as she recovers elements of her past she has forgotten; the death of her husband (also an agent) which may involve betrayal by former colleagues, and since then, dangerous cases that have put her family at peril. She continues to be a force with which to be reckoned, and a badass female detective. In this contribution to the AT series, AT Dawn, Troutt is on vacation with her kids, in her hometown of Padre Island, Texas. She's taken them to visit her father and her best friend from high school. 
Seems like it would be a nice getaway, except Alex' investigative alert goes off when she meets her Dad's new love interest. That doesn't fare well for the already tenuous relationship between Alex and her Dad, because as the story unfolds, incredible serious issues come to the forefront about his new lover. The action starts and, with help from a former CIA agent friend, Alex gets to the truth. 

This book has comedy, action, full characters, plot and follow through. That's what it takes for me to be able to commit to a character and keep following through a series. Alex Troutt is that kind of growing character, and the supporting cast around her, including her kids and fellow detectives add to the investment of the reader. 

**I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.
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About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.
When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.
John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.
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