Breaking Point by Pamela Clare
- Pub. Date: May 2011
- Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
- Format: Mass Market Paperback , 384pp
- Source: Purchased
Denver journalist Natalie Benoit and Deputy U.S. Marshal Zach McBride find themselves captives of a bloodthirsty Mexican drug cartel. Working together, they escape through the desert toward the border, the attraction between them flaring hotter than the Sonoran sun. They fight to stay ahead of the danger that hunts them as forces more powerful than they can imagine conspire to destroy them both…
This was a fast paced book that kept you guess as to what was really going on and why Natalie Benoit has been targeted by the Mexican drug cartel, Los Zetas. She was taken off of a bus while on a Journalism conference in Mexico while all of the other reporters were killed. She is taken into the middle of the desert where she is manhandled by the men. Soon she realizes that there is a man in the cell next to hers. She assumes that this man, Zach is a criminal but little does she know he is Zach McBride, a Deputy U.S. Marshall, who has been tortured by the men. Natalie breaks them free and they make a mad dash for the border both trying not to fall for each other. They make it and think that they are safe but that is far from the truth, the Zetas continue to try to take Natalie’s life after she returns to Denver. What has she does that has driven them this far into the US?
Pamela Clare does an outstanding job of building this relationship between Natalie and Zach in the background of the real story. There was some really graphic parts and they were pretty disturbing, not only what happens to Zach when he is being tortured but also what the Zetas were doing to the young women who had gone missing in Mexico. It was written in a fashion that didn’t allow you to m