A Dead Man’s Pulse
Trident Security Omega Team – Book 1
Samantha A. Cole
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Marine First Sergeant Logan “Cowboy” Reese was rescued hours before he would’ve met the same fate as his five murdered teammates in Afghanistan. Returning to the US and civilian life hadn’t been part of his plans at this stage of his career, but dealing with PTSD forced his hand. However, an unexpected job offer with Trident Security, a private firm in Tampa, has him finding a purpose in life again, but will his flashbacks destroy a promising future altogether?
Officer Dakota Swift has worked hard to prove she belongs on Tampa PD with the big boys and has been trying to get assigned to the Special Operations Division. A local, serial killer, targeting submissives in the BDSM lifestyle, gives her the opportunity to get her feet wet in undercover work. She’s assigned to the joint task force between TPD, the FBI, and Trident Security, but can she survive her attraction to her new partner, Logan?
The operatives of Trident Security have a keen interest of catching the “Kink Killer” as the heads of the company also own a BDSM club, The Covenant. Until his identity is discovered, no woman in the lifestyle community is safe. With the body count rising, will the killer be caught before someone from The Covenant becomes the next victim?
***While reading the original Trident Security series is not necessary for this book, it is recommended for optimum enjoyment.
Book 1/The Omega Team by Samantha A. Cole
Samantha Cole has the ability to combine elements of military and police special operations and private investigation with BDSM romance and pull off an intriguing mix of mystery, thriller, and romance all while holding the reader riveted and enthralled. A Dead Man's Pulse is the first full-length novel in Ms. Cole's The Omega Team series, a spin-off series from her original Trident Security series. While each of the books and novellas in both series can be read as standalone books, I really do recommend that you start with the first book in the Trident Security series (Leather & Lace) and read them all in order. That way you won't miss any of the backstories or the character development which is so integral to the entire series. It will also give a significant amount of background and character development for this particular novel. Logan "Cowboy" Reese is a former Marine Corps Forces Special Operation Command (MARSOC) Raider who served in Afghanistan and was a POW. He's literally been through hell and survived but it was far from easy. With everything that's happened and what he's still dealing with, he's beyond shocked and surprised when Ian "Boss-Man" Sawyer invites him to join the Omega Team of Trident Security. After a lot of soul searching and self-doubt on his part, he finally accepts. He's got a lot of issues and isn't sure he'll fit in but he'll give it his best shot. Dakota Swift is a member of the Tampa Police Department (TPD). She's been trying to transfer from the Patrol Division to the Special Ops Division (SOD) for what seems like forever. She has an outstanding record with commendations and awards. But every time an opening occurs, she's not even considered. She's never known why and has almost given up. But the new captain of SOD calls her in to meet on a very special ongoing case involving not just the TPD but the FBI and Trident Security as well. As she gets the details of the case, she's knows she's the perfect fit and jumps at the chance to participate. Part of the operation is for Dakota and her new temporary partner to go undercover as a D/s couple in one of the local BDSM clubs. Fortunately, Dakota is already a member of the lifestyle and is well-acquainted with what it will take to pull this off. But when she learns she's partnered with Logan, things have a very rocky start. Logan knows nearly nothing about BDSM and has to learn from the ground up. The operation they're part of isn't just dangerous. It's deadly. Can Logan overcome his past to become a convincing Dom? Will the contentious beginning of the partnership between Dakota and Logan derail the mission before it ever gets off the ground? There's a learning curve for Logan that could put both in extreme danger. The twists, turns, totally unexpected revelations, and potential romance for more than a single couple are a complete roller coaster ride of emotions of all types. All of Ms. Cole's fans who've read the Trident Security books and the prequel novella to the Omega Team series (Mountain of Evil) have been waiting for this book. It's full of tension, anticipation, and fraught with danger, breathtaking and death-defying moments, as well as BDSM erotic romance that will take your breath away. One final note. This is an ADULT book. It contains some violence, explicit language, and BDSM-themed sexual scenes. If you don't enjoy this genre, think hard before buying any book you know you won't enjoy. There are book synopses and reviews available on Goodreads and all booksellers' websites. USE THESE RESOURCES. DON'T LEAVE A NEGATIVE REVIEW WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WON'T ENJOY THE BOOK. IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE AUTHOR! She works extremely hard to provide a quality work product. If you know you'll object to the book's subject matter before you buy it, you're doing yourself and the author an extreme disservice. I give A Dead Man's Pulse my highest recommendation without reservation. Thank you, Samantha Cole, for once again giving us such a wonderful book that shows your hard work, your mastery of the genre, and your extreme writing talent! Kudos for such a remarkable book! Thanks for reading my review and happy reading!
This is the start of the Trident Security Omega Team series. It is advised to first read the Trident Security series in order to avoid spoilers. If not, this book can be read as a standalone novel.
Logan AKA Cowboy is immediately attracted to Dakota. She is not impressed with him when they first meet, as he assumes she needs his help - but she can take care of herself. He meets her again later and the sparks fly all over the room. Now he just hopes he can impress her enough that she gives him a chance.
Dakota is a police officer who is always trying to prove herself in a man's world. With all the odds stacked against her, she wishes for greater things. When it turns out a killer has her in his sights, she is going to need all the help she can get.
Amazing and riveting conclusion of the mystery killer from many books before in the previous series. Introducing the new Omega Team series, where the members are new and very hot. This story has so much heat and such a compelling mystery, the pages nearly singe the reader.
***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.