30 Seconds Before by Chrys Fey

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30 Seconds Before by Chrys Fey
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (65 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Stargazer

Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child, he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive, or will he be their next victim?

When the only way to save lives is to sacrifice your own, a choice must be made.

Blake Herro is a big city cop that has seen it all. When a mob boss goes on a murderous rampage killing the officers that Blake calls family, he cannot stand idly by. Without question Blake decides that he will go under cover and infiltrate the mob. Blake risks his life to take down the mob boss.

30 Seconds Before is a prequel to 30 Seconds and sets the initial stage and lays the foundation for a much more intense storyline. Although this is a shorter story, it creates a strong backstory that the reader will find invaluable in 30 Seconds.

The character development and graphic detail are what sets Chrys Fey apart from other authors. Chrys Fey writes with such strong detail that the reader feels as though they are a part of the scene. The plot is strong, but at times felt a little rushed. The shortened timespan and abrupt ending left me wanting more. I felt that there could have been more description and more emotion in some areas to bring the story to its full potential.

A reader who had not read 30 Seconds would be able to find this story enjoyable, but to have the full effect of the story that Chrys Fey is telling it would be best to be sure to follow up with 30 Seconds after reading 30 Seconds Before.

Overall this was a fun story to read and a great prequel to 30 Seconds. Chrys Fey has a fun and dynamic writing style and will certainly take the reader on an adventure!

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