Danger is a way of life for Rock Pounder, so when the DEA asks him to recover $250 million in drug money hidden somewhere in Mexico, the 10% finder’s fee makes the risk worthwhile for Rock and his team. The money comes from an Asian drug lord for the purchase of drug routes into the United States from a Mexican cartel, which makes twice as much danger for Rock and his team. When his beautiful publisher Penelope Dickens Frost finds herself in possession of a key that leads to the drug money, Rock finds trouble on more levels than he ever expected. Penelope is one of the only women who hasn’t immediately fallen for Rock’s charms, but things heat up as the two of them race across the Mexican desert on Rock’s dirt bike, with Mexican drug lord El Raton in hot pursuit. From Dallas to Cabo San Lucas and into mainland Mexico, Rock and Penelope follow the money trail, with Rock’s unique team aiding in the escapade. But someone on the inside is betraying them. And publisher Penelope Dickens Frost proves to be almost more than even Rock Pounder can handle in this high-octane thriller, the second book in the Rock Pounder series.
Mystery, murder, cartels, governments, romance and a lot of sarcastic humor are just the beginning. The Key to Cabo is an exciting ride from the opening pages right up to the strange twist at its climactic ending. Rock Pounder, the main character, loves adventure. He likes it fast, dangerous and preferably on his motorcycle. (Well, what else can you expect with a name like that?) He’s famous, and his publisher, Penelope, gets dragged into his latest escapades quite by accident. Danger abounds as Rock, Penelope and his unlikely team travel through Mexico to locate, and return $250 million in drug money to the US government. Maybe. Kidnapping, gunfights and dirty allies keep the crew on their toes right up to the last pages of this novel.
I loved this book! Action packed, fast paced and with some high-octane scenes tossed in, I was hard pressed to put the book down. I was looking for a little more depth, but I think keeping it light is the author’s intent. Although I didn’t read the first book in this series, I can tell you it makes no difference. What a fun ride! I will be looking out for the next installment in this series. It makes for a great beach or poolside read.
Publisher: Viveca Smith Publishing
Release Date: October 7, 2016
Available in ebook and paperback formats
NOTE: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review