Reckoning and Ruin (Tai Randolph #5) by Tina Whittle (Poisoned Pen Press hardcover, 5 April 2016).
I discovered this series when the e-book version of the first in the series, The Dangerous Edge of Things, was a free download. I loved it so much I immediately found the rest of the series at my local library and binge-read them.
By the end of June, I'd read all four, and was depressed. Book five was not due for another ten months. How on earth was I to wait that long?
Luckily, I have an account with NetGalley and was able to download the galley a few weeks ago. The book did not disappoint.
Tai and Trey are trying to celebrate their first anniversary, but as is common for Tai, things do not go according to plan. She learns that her white supremacist cousin Jasper, in jail for a laundry list of criminal charges, is suing Tai and Trey for nine million dollars due to injuries that he received while trying to kill the two of them.
Obviously, the charges are ridiculous, as Tai and Trey were acting in self-defense. And Jasper must be well aware of that, as he is representing himself in the case.
This makes it necessary for Tai to drop everything and rush to Savannah, where she's persona non grata, to find out what he's up to. This means that she's putting not only herself, but her Savannahian friends and relatives in danger.
Reckoning and Ruin is unputdownable; a thrilling, complex story in Whittle's unique style.
A word of warning: this is a series that it's important to read in order. But don't worry, there's plenty of time to read the first four books before April.
FTC Full Disclosure: Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an e-galley.