Book Review | Night Hawk

Night Hawk by Susan Sleeman is book three in her Nighthawk Security series, featuring the Byrd brothers. The middle brother, Clay, finds himself sucked back into a case he could never solve. One that cost too much and still has too high a price. Especially if he can’t put an end to it for good this time.

FBI Agent Toni Long never expected to see Clay Bryd again. They worked together on a task force to bring in a man trafficking women. A case that closed with her father ending up dead and the lead suspect vanishing. She blames herself for getting distracted by her attraction to Clay. To see him again now, when answers to her father’s death dangle in front of her like bait?

Danger surrounds them and leads encircle them, but Clay and Toni are determined to follow them, not just to keep their own lives safe or because they need answers, but above all for the girls who are victimized by those who traffic them. Which does lead me to a trigger warning. I appreciate how the author treats this difficult subject, focusing on the desire to put the perpetrators behind bars and on how to put an end to the crimes.

Clay and Toni have their relationship challenges, too. Toni is a strong, capable FBI agent, even if Clay wants to protect her. Whether their differences will keep them apart forever is something that you’ll have to read the book to find out. One aspect I greatly enjoyed about this particular story was Clay’s humor, especially as the middle Byrd brother. And, yes, the Byrd family – including Mom and Dad – makes an appearance, whether Clay welcomes their presence or not.

The beginning gets off to a heart-pounding start! And, characteristic of a great Susan Sleeman book, there are plenty of twists and turns, keeping a reader guessing, until the end, which I couldn’t put down until I knew what happened. Better yet, don’t worry if you haven’t started the Nighthawk Security series yet, Night Hawk is one you can pick up and not feel like you missed too much. Though, the past books are so good, I highly recommend reading them, too.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.

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