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Unscrupulous (Circle City Mystery Series Book 5) - M. E. May

It’s already bad enough when children are abducted.  With her daughter, Lucia Colon, killed in the abduction of her granddaughter, five-year-old Maricella, Elena Aroyo is about to find out just how bad it can be.  But, Elena isn’t impervious to misfortune.  Two years before, her son had been killed in a drive by shooting.  Sergeant Brent Freeman and Detective Anne Samuels with the Indianapolis Metropolitan PD first suspected Lucia‘s ex-husband, Carlos.  He’s recently been released from prison for having beaten Lucia.  When he’s contacted, his first thought is that Lucia made up some new fabrication about him.  When they tell him Lucia had been killed, he’s clearly devastated.  Add to that the news that his daughter has been taken, and he’s absolutely crushed.

 

While the abductors had other children for trafficking purposes, their purpose for Maricella was completely different … they were planning to sell her to harvest vital organs for transplant.  Time is not on the side of the Indianapolis PD.  Will they solve this case in time?  Some of the abducted kids start making plans of their own.

 

This is a spine-chilling, edge of your seat thriller … and extremely addicting.  I’d not read any of the other books in this series, yet it was a complete novel on its own.  The subject matter makes this a difficult read, but the plot is well-written and very fast-paced.  The characters were credible and convincing.  There was quite a lot going on in this book pulling the reader’s focus off the main path at times.  Rating: 4 out of 5.