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Dead Heat (Lucy Kincaid #8)

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  732 ratings  ·  62 reviews
FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid takes on her most explosive case yet in New York Times bestseller Allison Brennan's Dead Heat


Assigned to San Antonio’s Violent Crimes unit, Lucy Kincaid joins a team of seasoned veterans and newer agents for a task force called Operation Heatwave. It’s supposed to be a simple sweep of known offenders with outstanding warran
Paperback, 405 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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You know an author is at the tippity top of her game when you fear for every character in the book and chew your nails in anticipation of the outcome. And the top is where Allison Brennan is with the new installment in the Lucy Kincaid series, Dead Heat. Lucy's still a newbie with the FBI, but her past, and her expertise, gets her a chip in the big game when Operation Heatwave is put into play. As a member of a multi-jurisdiction task force, she knows she needs to impress her teammates, and stic ...more
Silver James
Dead Heat by Allison Brennan This is the current Lucy Kincaid novel by NYT best-selling author Allison Brennan. Lucy has graduated from the FBI Academy at Quantico. She's three months into her probationary period at her first duty station, San Antonio, Texas. Her significant other, Sean Rogan, has quit the family business, RCK Investigations, to free-lance on his own to be with Luce. Enter an obsessed DEA agent, a thirteen-year-old boy, bad cops, and an up-and-coming Mexican drug cartel and you have a fiery mix of action, ...more
This latest book in the Lucy Kincaid series was just excellent - had everything in it that I like - murder, suspense, and a fluid story.

Lucy is now an FBI agent - a rookie, but still an FBI agent and on her first big case with colleagues that are both believing in her and skeptical of her. The only one the truly trusts her is Sean "Little Rogan" :)

The story revolves around drug smuggling, gun smuggling, and using young boys as mules.

2 thumbs up and 5 stars - thank you Allison Brennan for this se
Eve Nolon
I am not digging the series reboot all that much. COLD SNAP was a major disappointment after the peak of STOLEN (and SILENCED and STALKED that came before) and I was hoping DEAD HEAT would reinvigorate my love for the series, and by description I'd have bet that it would due to the new location and Lucy finally working for the FBI, but DEAD HEAT is missing something. Another reviewer mentioned that she wondered how long Lucy would disregard her true nature in order to work for the FBI and I am w ...more
Wow, this series just gets better and better. I absolutely love Sean Rogan. The way he cares for Lucy is so powerful. Their feelings for each other grow in each book. Because of this growth, they also grow as individuals. Lucy has been in her new role as an FBI agent in San Antonio for 3 months. She's in the violent crimes unit and has been tasked with her partner to work with the DEA on a sweep. There begins a complicated and difficult story using children as drug mules. We meet strong children ...more
Michele bookloverforever
in my opinion, the best of the Lucy Kincaid series. Lucy does the right thing rather than the correct thing. there's a difference. she lays her career on the line to save children. she kills to save children and mourns those she could not save.
Melanie Chabrol-
This is the recent Lucy Kincaid book. She is recently the newest member of the task force called Operation Heatwave.
The idea is to sweep of known offenders with out standing warrants. When Lucy and her team try to find 2 brothers. one disappears. it's up to Lucy and her team to find Jaime Sanchez. While attempting to find Jaime, They StumbleUpon Michael being held against his will. Then he disappears. The more Lucy finds out the more she is determined to find out who is it THEIR up against. Enl
I'd give this ten stars if I could, it rocked that hard. I loved Lucy Kinkaid before but I love her even more now. And the end? OMG, it was awesome.
Kerri Blair
Although I liked the story I only gave this three stars because it felt like something was missing. I'm not sure what. Maybe it felt like you didn't get a chance to meet the characters. I'm not sure what it was but I just didn't enjoy this one as much as the others. It could also be that I feel like Lucy is constantly going against her nature at the FBI. How many times does she go outside of the agency and everyone just keeps protecting her. I keep wondering if she wants to help more than her jo ...more
A suspenseful thriller about caring for those who fall through the cracks, answering “If not me, who?”, shades of gray, survivor’s guilt, family bonds, and the law vs. doing what is right. The story is dark and depressing, with violence, cycles of abuse, drugs, gun-running, betrayal, and enslaved children; but there are also people who fight for justice and second chances. Lucy continues to be a strong character, insightful, brave, and determined. She has a strong relationship with Sean, who let ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
Nov 20, 2013 Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-release
Expected publication: June 3rd 2014 by Minotaur Books
Newly sworn in FBI agent Lucy Kincaid has been assigned to the San Antonia's Violent Crime unit in Texas. She's excited to be part of the task-force called operation Heatwave but what should have been a simple enough case was anything but.

Taut suspense with an element of mystery that had my anxiety levels high as the plot-line related to children being forced to run drugs and guns for the cartel. The whole investigative process carried out mainly by the FBI and DEA is very much my thing so of c
I am a huge fan of the Lucy Kincaid series, not only is she a survivor but she knows how to get stuff done!! During a routine multi-agency drug take down Lucy encounters a child who mentions a captive boy she set free. Not only that, but the Uncle who was running drugs just missed being captured. The race is on to find the Uncle but to also locate the missing boy. The idea that one of there own might be thwarting the capture keeps this story moving along quickly. Lucy's and Sean's family are alw ...more
I loved this book! I even surprised myself because I usually don't like women writers (too much romance). While reading this book, there were times I got a little queasy, thinking how all the lovey-dovey parts were making me dislike the book, but I could live with it.
It really did have so much suspense and just a very good mixture of everything.
This is the first Allison Brennan book I've read. I had tried before, but couldn't get through them. Now I am hungry for more and worried none will measu
Another great one

I love Allison Brennan's books, and the Lucy Kincaid novels are my favorite. This story was a perfect balance of action, suspense and relationship and not simply romance. Brennan does a great job describing the heart and mind of her characters. I enjoy how the character's often have to face a moral decision regarding how justice should be meted. If you enjoy thought provoking suspense, I recommend this novel.
With this book Lucy is starting her new life as a FBI agent. Life in Texas is very different for her and Sean. It was nice to see them both settle into things. I like that Lucy knows how much Sean gave up to be with her and that Sean doesn't hold that against her.

The case that Lucy was working on was so bad in so many ways. I liked that Lucy stuck up for the kids, even if she ended up working in the gray zone, not a great place to be for an FBI agent. But I do think that Lucy made the right call
Lucy's back! I really enjoyed the latest Lucy installment. It is fun to see her take the next steps in her relationship with Sean and her career. The addition of Kane Rogan to the story only makes it stronger. This is a solid entry into the San Antonio set of Lucy books. I can't wait for the next one.
Another entertaining story featuring Lucy Kincaid and Sean Rogan. I love how solid and supportive their relationship is. While nothing about this story stands out from the other books in this series that is ok because I love the series as it is. As always, for me the best part of this series is Lucy and Sean and their dynamic. I also really love how Lucy will always do what she believes is the right thing to save people even if it is not in her best interests career-wise, especially as her caree ...more
Linda Howard
Dead Heat

Great Book. I have read all of the Lucy Kincaid series. Can't wait for the next one to come out. Allison Brennan is a great author. I have read everything she has written. Great suspense.
AMAZING book by my favourite author Allison Brennan! This book is so good- filled with tons of suspense and surprises that will keep you guessing. You will not be able to put this book down!!!
Great book!! I have read every one of Allison's books. This is another great one with a great story, plot and lots more character building. I love her characters just like they are my friends.. Lucy and Rogan make the cutest couple ever!! I love they moved to San Antonio and I love all the heat they do get into!! Love this author and all of her books!!
Rachel Kall
Another great Lucy book. Can't wait to see what happens next. Really enjoyed the new San Antonio setting and the introduction of new characters.
Lisa Currier
One of the best of the series. It was tense, suspenseful, hard to put down. Added some new characters, love the Rogan brothers!
Jan Jackson
Another excellent installment in the Lucy Kincaid Saga. Don't miss it. And, I really hope Allison writes Kane's book.
Diana Leneker
Love this author and this series of books! I have yet to be disappointed by anything she has written!!
Lucy Kincaid book...enough said. I have yet to read one I didn't enjoy.
Brilliant Couldn't put it down until I read it all
Allison Brennan is never disappointing! Each book gets better! I love Lucy Kincaid!
Kay Bates
One of my favorite Lucy books. I hope we see more of Kane in future books.
Bella Swann
This was an interesting thriller which continues on with the story of Lucy Kincaid after she graduates from the FBI Academy and is in the first 3 months of being a rookie. She is stationed in Texas and gets highly involved in the drug wars between the US and Mexican cartels. There is a lot of insight shown in the impact of drugs in communities and the corruption crosses all levels of society. A thrilling story that brings Sean back as the always supportive and loving boyfriend. A great story tha ...more
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  • Silenced (Lucy Kincaid #4)
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