Melanie Vargas has a lot on her plate. She must decide if she wants to officially separate fro her cheating husband, the father of six-month-old Maya. She’s also in charge of the biggest case in her career as a federal prosecutor.
Former colleague Jed Benson was found murdered in the charred remains of his townhouse. The gruesome scene harbors many leads on this high-profile case.
Most Wanted follows Melanie Vargas as she charters new legal waters and ponders her marital future. Author Michele Martinez draws on her own federal prosecution background to present this legal thriller.
The novel and the investigation start slowly but become more exciting as Melanie peels back the layers of the mystery. Martinez introduces a slew of support characters that aren’t 100% trustworthy, which adds to the list of suspects.
Melanie’s private and public lives cause some bumps in the plot. The ending measures up to those of today’s best thrillers. One element isn’t resolved. Hopefully, that means a sequel to Most Wanted is in the works.