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In the Crossfire

(Circle of Justice #4)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  176 ratings  ·  85 reviews

I’ve gotten away with it all, but that won’t last forever.

I’m Bryce Chandler, FBI agent and member of the Circle of Justice, a covert organization that metes out retribution to those who’ve escaped the system without punishment. For the last year I’ve been deep undercover, doing unspeakable things to secure my place in the mafia world. These
Published June 4th 2019 by Books by L.P. Dover LLC
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In the Crossfire is the fourth book in the Circle of Justice series but can be read as a standalone if you haven't already enjoyed the previous novels. The book follows Bryce Chandler as he goes undercover in the Corsino family in order to eliminate one of his targets. But in doing so, he also gets close to Layla and has a major change of plans.

Bryce and Layla's story was one crazy ride. I was left guessing almost the entire time and was not su
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
-Sara, ☆☆☆☆

This book kept me on my toes for the most part. It has its ups and downs and the ups definitely kept me interested. FBI agent falling for his Mafia mark's daughter, who would of thought? Their love for each other is genuine and pure and they both would do anything to protect each other. I loved how the author's writing made it so easy for me to picture everything I was reading. The attention to detail was on point.

I hope to be able to read more about Bryce and Layla in the future and
Veronica LaRoche
Another amazing read by L.P that I absolutely couldn’t stop reading. The connection between Layla and Bryce was undeniable. I liked everything about this book, the characters, the story and especially the twists that I didn’t see coming.

I voluntarily reviewed this Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
4.5 Hearts

In the Crossfire is the fourth book in the Circle of Justice series. Each book can be read as standalone in the series. I started from the beginning and have enjoyed each of them. If you read the previous books then you know Bryce Chandler. And now he is Bryce Collman. A killer. A man part of one of the most feared Mafia families from the past.

Bryce was New York to take out his mark, Anthony Corsino. Mafia boss and a man who is high on the FBI list who need to be taken out. He though
Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
WOWSIE. I can’t believe I haven’t read any of the others. I love Romantic Suspense and this fulfilled my suspense loving heart. This is not my first LP Dover book...more like my 9th or 10th. She never disappoints and always leaves me wanting even more.

Bryce Chandler is deep undercover for the Circle of Justice, under the name Bryce Collman to his enemies. While in New York he gets the opportunity to meet with the elusive mob boss Anthony Corsino, who has been on the to be killed list for some t
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, read-in-2019

The Circle of Justice Series by L.P. Dover is absolutely amazing, and I truly have enjoyed each and every one of the stand-alone stories of each of the Chandler brothers, and I am so glad we finally got to read Bryce’s story!

Bryce’s story overlaps a little with Ian’s story which is Aim, but you can read them without having to read the other. Bryce is about to get deep undercover to take down a mob boss, and none of his family is happy about it, it’s a dang
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars!

YES!! The entire series has been great but all the little kernels left about Bryce made me dying to read his story. Finally we get to see what happened to him when he was undercover. Great suspense with just the right amount of romance in this one.

Bryce should not want Layla. She is his charge to protect and daughter of the man he intends to take down. But the heart being such a fickle organ, doesn't get the message. They are both drawn to each other and when Layla needs to go into h
Nancy Metsch
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
He's an FBI agent and a trained assassin for the Circle of Justice.
Bryce Chandler is the biggest mystery out of the Chandler family. He has been undercover in NYC for over a year. Why you ask, for two reasons. 3 members of the Corsino family are on th Circle's kill list. The other reason is because the FBI wants to take the family down. Bryce is really good at his job and he has figured out a way in to the inner circle...What he didn't figure on was Layla Corsino. She beautiful and she's Anthon
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bryce Chandler is deep undercover for the Circle of Justice under the name Bryce Collman. He knows what his mission is and finally has his mark in his crosshairs. The elusive mob boss Anthony Corsino. When he gets invited to meet Anthony in person Bryce gets offered a job to help find Anthony’s brother and protect his daughter. That’s where he meets Corsino’s daughter, Layla. She is innocent in her father’s world. Can Bryce do what he needs to do to complete his real mission or will his feeling ...more
Lindsey Kramer
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bryce’s book was definitely worth the wait. I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down. I love L.P. Dover’s books and I can’t wait for the next one. This book is a must read.
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 1st-responder
I've loved every book in the Circle of Justice series and was so curious about Bryce after reading Aim. This book packs a ton of suspense. I was on the edge of my seat quite a few times, biting my nails and hoping that everyone makes it through.

The twist in this book was *really* over top. It took the story from maybe possible to this only happens in soap operas but I still loved the story. Bryce and Layla were perfect for each other, even though everything seemed to be stacked against them.

I a
Michelle Krystel
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. This is the first book of this series I have read. And now I know I need to Read the rest. Bryce wow the man oozes power, confidence, courage and strength not mention he's easy on the eyes and you call tell he's a ladies man. It's always the quiet ones that are the most surprising under the sheets lol. Now layla is different story I thought for sure she would be snob but she's so down to earth I ...more
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, arc
"One of my favourite lines in this book was “yeah I shot him” she was so casual about it and it was honestly my favourite thing. Like once you get to the part where this book you will understand this comment totally. But I love it.

Another one of my favourite lines “Smack the shit out of him for being a dick” that’s Layla’s line and I love it."

Full review: https://authorsamanthajaynegrubey.wor...
Sandy S
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 4, 2019


I’ve gotten away with it all, but that won’t last forever.

I’m Bryce Chandler, FBI agent and member of the Circle of Justice, a covert organization that metes out retribution to those who’ve escaped the system without punishment. For the last year I’ve been deep undercover, doing unspeakable things to secure my place in the mafia world. These days I barely recognize the man in the mirror, but Anthony Corsino is fi
Yoneidis Martín Martínez
Bryce Chandler has accepted a mission that no one within the COJ has dared to do: eliminate Anthony Corsino, a dangerous mob boss from NY, responsible for the numerous deaths of innocents. For this, he will have to infiltrate their ranks and impersonate the descendant of another mafia familia, the Collmans.
Bryce begins to remove targets for the list of the COJ that also benefit the don in order to gain his attention. The constant threats to the safety of Layla, Anthony´s daughter, make Anthony g
Kendall {Book Crazy}
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I've read the other books in this series and I remember really enjoying them! Unfortunately I couldn't remember what happened in them because it's been a while since I read them lol! This book can be read as a standalone though, so I was able to follow it without having to re-read any of the other books! After reading this book, I can say that I enjoyed it a lot! The plot developed at the perfect pace and it kept me intrigued and wanting to read on and find out what was going to happen next! The ...more
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publsher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Secrets. Lies. Betrayal. Murder. I've gotten away with it all, but that won't last forever. I'm Bryce Chandler, FBI agent and memeber of the Circle of Justice, a covert organization that metes out retribution to those who have escaped the system without punishment. For the last year I've been deep undercover, doing unspeakable things to secure my place in the mafia world. These days I barely recongnize
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 out of 5

Bryce Chandler, FBI agent, member of the Circle of Justice, twin brother to Ian Chandler, and a man who has no problem putting himself in harm’s way to rid the world of the scum that get away with their crimes for some reason or other due to our justice system. He is the only man for the job when one of the men on the list for the Circle of Justice to eliminate is a mob boss. It’s hard to get close to these men and he has the demeanor and the plan to do it. However, his plans wil
Jennifer Pierson
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bryce Chandler is a member of the Circle of Justice, a cover organization of the FBI, who deals with criminals who seem able to get away with crimes that the justice system can't get them for. Basically, they're like really cool snipers as their lists only contain the really bad guys who can get off on loopholes or pay off people. He's been deep undercover for a cool minute to do bad things to catch the eye of Anthony Corsino, a name that no one can seem to cross off, as he's a super baddie in t ...more
Up All Night With Books
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Review by Alysia
Late Night Reviewer
Up All Night w/ Books Blog

All of the Circle of Justice books can be read as stand-alone books, but if you have read the others, you will recognize Bryce from the sneak peeks you get in Aim. I absolutely recommend reading the other books as well as this one! You won't regret it if you like a little suspense with your romance like I do.

Bryce Chandler is under cover with the Circle of Justice on a case that no one else thought they were able to infiltrate:
Reviews from the Heart
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Holy Firecracker! In The Crossfire was one suspenseful read. I go through my phases where I really want a book that keeps me on the edge of my seat, one that is dark and dangerous, and this one had all the above. I have read L.P. Dover before, but nothing from this series or nothing pertaining to anything close to this trope. L.P. Dover has some dope skills. The writing is flawless and done with such great detail, that it made it easy for me to start and not stop until the words ' The End ' were ...more
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth installment in the Circle of Justice series, with characters from the other books weaved in, but the series is a standalone series and you don’t have to read the others to keep up with what’s going on. After reading this story though, if you haven’t read the others (Trigger, Target, and Aim) you’ll want to.
Bryce Chandler’s good at what he does. He’s one of the top men in the Circle of Justice, the clandestine FBI branch known for taking out those people who have done horrendo
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Deep dark family secrets, lies, hidden plans, power struggles, lots of steam, this book has it all! Between Anthony and his power trip to soar to the top at whatever cost, even his daughter, to Bryce and his secret life, this book is action packed from beginning to end. While this is book four in the series, it can be read as a stand alone.

Layla has been kept in the dark from her family secrets. She'd always been surrounded by  bodyguards her whole life and now they were disappearing. Her one a
Rebecca Austin
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-sassy
This was such a great book with lots of twists and turns that kept me flipping pages as fast as I could!

I loved Bryce and was eager for his book after glimpses of him in previous books. I knew he was deep undercover and I couldn’t wait to get his side of his story. I loved his job and was curious how he would do undercover as you know right from the beginning that something will happen between him and Layla.

I really liked Layla and you could tell that she knew certain things about her dad’s bus
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Another amazing story from this incredible series! I have always been someone who isn't really that into the mafia romance trope, but LP Dover's Circle of Justice series is so very much more than that and I absolutely love it!!! Her writing style just draws me in and no matter what she writes and I know I am going to be entertained. I would love to see this series made into movies! This 4th book in the series is about the very sexy, very intense Bryce Chandler, who has been a bit of a myste ...more
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In the Crossfire by LP Dover
“Mob Princess and the Assassin, 5 stars”

Bryce knew going undercover into the mob was going to be difficult only he didn’t realize how hard it really would be. He didn’t expect Layla. Layla is nothing like her father. Will he be able to keep his distance from her and get the job done? Or will his heart get in the way?
Layla knows she doesn’t know what goes on behind the scenes where her father and his business is concerned. When Bryce brings the truth forward, she wants
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth book in the Circle of Justice series. It is a standalone and you won't be lost if this is where you start. Bryce's brothers don't play a huge role in this story and neither do their stories. You won't be lost by starting here. But you will want to go back and read the rest of the books.

Bryce is pretending to be from an old prominent mafia family that disappeared a long time ago. They haven't been heard from since, so it's easy for him to pretend and get others to believe him.
Couldn't stand Bryce. Thought he was a selfish asshole and his family forgave him way too easily after he 1) abandoned them without a word, because 2) he fell in love with the daughter of his target, so he basically forsakes his job and morals because he can't "hurt her," regardless that her dad's a fucking monster, so he doesn't do shit and just shacks up with her. Oh, and he apparently doesn't miss his family and is cool with maybe never seeing them again for the girl. Ugh. Oh yeah, and h ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: celeste
What is a man supposed to do when he accidentally falls in love with the enemy?  Bryce Chandler has found himself in this dilemma when he is sent undercover to take out the head of the Corsino mafia family.  Meeting mafia princess Layla Corsino was never part of the plan but when it becomes obvious that Layla is in danger Bryce can’t walk away.  Never having had a connection with a man this intense, Layla Corsino knows that she is going to do whatever it takes to get Bryce to love her even if it ...more
Alicia Harrietha
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Highly addictive!! This forth book in the Circle of Justice series can be read as a standalone as I did but I enjoyed it so much I now have to go back and read the first three!! Dover has always impressed me with their books and this one truly didn't disappoint.

Bryce is a wonderfully dark and sexy character. He is well trained as a FBI agent and killer, undercover in one of the biggest mafia families in the city. He has one goal in mind and that is to take down the boss. But what he didn't expec
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two young

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