Ruthless Cross - Barbara Freethy

Ruthless Cross

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2019-11-12
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 55 Ratings

Description

Everyone has a secret. Some are worth killing for…some are worth dying for…
 
The son of an art thief, FBI agent Flynn MacKenzie is no stranger to deception, but when the brutal murder of a federal judge unravels an intricate and shocking web of lies, he finds himself tangled up in personal life-changing secrets and in the arms of a woman he isn't sure he can trust.
 
Callie Harper not only wants justice for her stepfather, she also wants to protect her family. Staying close to Flynn seems like the smart option, until she starts to fall for the man who could hurt everyone she loves. 

The lines between good and bad, guilty and innocent, are blurred. Callie and Flynn quickly realize their search for the truth could take them somewhere they don't want to go...if they can stay alive long enough to get there.

Don't miss this thrilling romantic suspense from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy!

Also Available in the FBI Series:

Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2
Desperate Play #3
Elusive Promise #4
Dangerous Choice #5
Ruthless Cross #6

What the readers are saying about RUTHLESS CROSS ...

"Count on Freethy to thrill your socks off, while running away with your heart. RUTHLESS CROSS had me holding my breath and biting my nails as I sat on the edge of my seat. Caught in an epic battle of good versus evil, two strangers risk everything to get to the truth." Isha C 

"RUTHLESS CROSS is another adrenaline-filled story, with well written and developed characters, Barbara Freethy is a master of her craft!"  Booklovers Anonymous

"RUTHLESS CROSS is an adrenaline-fueled story taking place in the art world that will totally engage the reader’s interest as FBI agent Flynn investigates the death of an old friend and former mentor, Federal Judge Arthur Corbyn. This is a book you won’t want to put down until the very end." Jane – Goodreads

"RUTHLESS CROSS is yet another romantic suspense from Barbara Freethy that I had to read cover to cover in one sitting! From the first line, Ms. Freethy takes readers on a fast-paced tale of murder, old secrets and priceless art. I can’t wait for Savannah’s story!" Pam

"Barbara Freethy writes a beautiful, edge of the seat story, full of intrigue, mystery and romance. This is my favorite FBI series! Can’t wait to read the next book!" Christine 

"RUTHLESS CROSS might be my favorite of Barbara Freethy's Off The Grid series! I love Flynn and Callie. But this is not just a good romance, it is a really good suspense story. There's a lot going on but she's able to round everything up into a tight, suspenseful and entertaining tale!" Trude 

Reviews

  • Ruthless Cross

    5
    By mel082363
    This was a really good book. I have read all of the books in this series and this was one of my favorites. Kept you Hussein’s until the end.
  • Highly Recommend!

    5
    By cmatinale
    FBI agent Flynn MacKenzie agrees to meet his good friend and father figure Judge Arthur Corbin at a museum. He talks to him briefly and Arthur said he was afraid someone was watching them and he needed his help and agreed to meet later to talk. Unfortunately someone killed Arthur before they could meet up. Callie Harper is Arthur’s stepdaughter and her mother is a suspect and Callie is trying to protect her. Callie and Flynn work together to prove her mother is innocent and find the murderer. Sparks start to fly between two of the. If you like fast paced action and suspense you’ll love this book! Nobody writes FBI stories like Barbara Freethy!
  • Ruthless Cross

    5
    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation Ruthless Cross is book 6 in the Off the Grid: FBI series by Barbara Freethy an a great addition to this series! We have read about Flynn MacKenzie, another FBI agent in the prior books in this series and now it’s time for his story... When Flynn is contacted by his friend Arthur who is also a federal judge that he needs help but before they can talk the judge is murdered with one possible suspect being his wife. Callie Harper wants justice for her stepfather, the judge and to protect her mother who is a suspect in his death. Flynn and Callie need to work together to solve the murder but Can Flynn trust Callie? Deception, murder, lies and secrets keep you on the edge of your seat and when you think you have it all figured out...something else happens...
  • Phenomenal

    5
    By Moosech
    Full of the action-packed suspense and romance that Freethy is known for. This rapid page turner will have you on the edge of your seat from cover to cover. Unputdownable and the conclusion leaves you totally satisfied.
  • Page-turner

    5
    By Grinandstampit
    Barbara Freethy has once again provided readers with depth of story and strength of character in Ruthless Cross, book 6 of the FBI Off the Grid series. We are immediately drawn to Flynn MacKenzie, a rather private man and FBI Team Lead who has been invited to an art gallery showing by a federal judge who is also a personal friend and role model for Flynn. The judge introduces Flynn to his new wife and stepdaughter, Callie. Flynn is immediately drawn to Callie and crosses paths with her as he investigates the judges activities. This is a 5 star story of betrayal, intrigue and romance as we have come to expect from author Barbara Freethy.
  • Another Great Adventure!

    5
    By LoveDachshunds
    Ruthless Cross is a great story filled with intrigue and suspense. It was well-paced with several twists I didn’t see coming. I enjoyed the characters, especially the relationship between Callie and her mom as well as between Callie and Flynn. I always like having the involvement of previous and future characters from the series included in the storyline. Another great adventure that was highly entertaining! I definitely recommend this book and look forward to Savannah’s story!
  • RUTHLESS CROSS

    5
    By Ellen/Oceanside
    RUTHLESS.CROSS... Barbara .Freethy Judge Aurther had been a father figure for him, when he called and asked for a favor Flynn came, having a bad feeling about it. It was a sensitive sticky situation the Judge told him. His date Savannah was a loyal and trusted person and they worked well together. . A scream, murder had happened, and security cameras had been hacked. The exhibit was opening in the grand hall, guests were mingling. Was the killer still among them. A good flowing plot, that gives one an eye view of what’s going on. It is filled with deceit, lies, power, with plenty of twists, to the end. Another story, with great characters of Flynn, Savannah and Callie. Given ARC for my voluntary review and honest opinion.
  • Add to your TBR list.

    5
    By ledoss
    This FBI series is at the top of my Freethy list of outstanding reads. The newest book is no exception. In this thriller, we have a serial killer, mystery, abandonment issues, insanity and romance. You will need to read this one to figure out the order and “who done it”. Add this to your TBR list, no disappointment here.
  • Hard to put down once you start reading!

    5
    By Texas109
    Ruthless Cross is an adrenaline fueled story taking place in the art world that will totally engage the reader’s interest as FBI agent Flynn investigates the death of an old friend and former mentor, Federal Judge Arthur Corbyn . The path to resolution involves lots of twists that leave the reader guessing and often gasping as Ms. Freethy cleverly adds another piece to her puzzle. Caught up in the search is Arthur’s widow, Juliette, his stepdaughter, Callie, and a host of museum directors, artists, and thieves. Who is truthful; who is trustworthy? Callie involves herself in the investigation. Is she serious about finding out who killed her mother’s husband or just trying to turn suspicion away from Juliette? This is a book you won’t want to put down until the very end. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book. Most highly recommend.