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48 Hour Lockdown

(Tactical Crime Division #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  48 reviews
The Tactical Crime Division—TCD—is a specialized unit of the FBI.They handle the toughest cases in the most remote locations.

When TCD learns of a school invasion turned lockdown, every agent is ready to engage. With children in jeopardy, the stakes couldn’t be higher. But it becomes personal for hostage negotiator agent Evan Duran when he learns Annalise Taylor is one of t
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Published April 1st 2020 by Harlequin Intrigue (first published March 5th 2020)
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Fast paced with tension galore.
This is certainly a different type of story. It has a feel of some of the headlines that you would expect to read today, unfortunately.

Tense situations abound and Cassidy wraps up that suspense and grabs your emotions right from the start. Intense characters that are on edge and just a bit crazy add to the drama.

The calm, cool, collected, albeit exhausted personality of FBI agent, Evan, who used to be involved with one of the victims, stands out i
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
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48 HOUR LOCKDOWN (Tactical Crime Division Book #1) by Carla Cassidy is the start of a new Harlequin Intrigue four book, multi author series featuring members of the FBIs Tactical Crime Division. This is a highly specialized unit of the FBI formed to handle the toughest cases at a moment’s notice anywhere in the country.

Annalise Taylor is a computer teacher at the Sandhurst School for gifted, underprivileged students. When she is wi
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
48 Hour Lockdown by Carla Cassidy, which is the first book in the Tactical Crime Division series, is a suspense drive tale surrounding a hostage situation. It features Annalise Taylor and Evan Duran. Annalise is a teacher at Sandhurst School for Gifted and Talented underprivileged children while Evan is the top negotiator with the Tactical Crime division a branch of the FBI.

The story began with the school being invaded and Annalise along with three of her students are held hostage. On hearing o
Robin Loves Reading
When the Tactical Crime Division (TCD) learns of a school invasion they are right on the scene. With children's lives on the line, they are especially keyed up to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. Evan Duran is the team's negotiator. He is beside himself when he discovers that Annalise Taylor is one of the ones being held hostage. He shares a past with Annalise and still has feelings for her. It doesn't take Evan long to discover that Annalise feels the same. Can Evan save her and th ...more
Cathy Geha
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
48 Hour Lockdown by Carla Cassidy
Tactical Crime Division #1

Sandhurst School for Gifted and Talented is a place underprivileged highly intelligent young people are gifted with scholarships. Analise Taylor is a teacher at the school when it is invaded and soon surrounded by police. She is with three students in one classroom unsure who else is also in the school. Her job will be to keep her students safe while also trying to find a way out of the situation.

Evan Duran is a hostage negotiator for t
This was a good second chance romance combined with an intense suspense story. Annalise is a teacher at a school for gifted, underprivileged children. As the story opens, she and three students are doing some afterschool computer work. Their activities are interrupted when the school is invaded by a cult leader and several of his followers. It develops into a hostage situation when the rapid police response traps them in the school.

Evan is a hostage negotiator with the Tactical Crime Division. H
Shatarupa  Dhar
Ever since I saw the trailer for the Tactical Crime Division quartet on Harlequin's website, I knew I had to read it. Though reading a book with the word 'lockdown' in its title, amid a lockdown, feels surreal. This is my third read by Carla Cassidy, and this one's a slow burn in suspense. A story involving a hostage situation with a negotiator usually is.

Annalise Taylor is a teacher at the Sandhurst School for the Gifted and Talented in Pearson, North Carolina. Evan Duran works in the Tactical
Darcia Helle
I was looking forward to this first book in the new Tactical Crime Division series, but it just didn't work for me.

The premise is a nightmare situation. I expected to be flooded with emotion as I read. Unfortunately, the characters and dialogue fell flat, and I wasn't at all connected emotionally to the story.

Evan Duran is the stereotypical hero, Annalise is the stereotypical damsel in distress, and we also have the stereotypical incompetent small town cops.

Aspects of the plot are unrealistic. I
This is a gripping mix of crime thriller, suspense and second-chance romance - and a truly action packed start to this new series! Evan Duran is the agent responsible in hostage negotiation situations but when he learns that Annalise Taylor, the only woman he has ever loved, is one of the hostages in an armed school holdup he is determined to do everything he can to get her to safety and then try to win her back again.

As a teacher, this is a nightmare scenario. Knowing that the armed people who
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Oh I love this suspense romance book, I'm new to this author, but now I'm a fan.

A hostage situation in a school, where children in jeopardy always got my heart racing, I'm so scared for the children and wondering how this ugly situation will end and will everyone will survive, although the reason behind the hostage is unbelieveable for me, but the suspense and thrill made up for it. There's also second chance romance that makes everything sweeter, I root for Annalise and Evan from the
Jessica Figueroa
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally, adult, arc, suspense
Whew! That was one intense face paced read! That goes to say I loved it. I loved how from the moment the book started you are right in the action and can feel how tense things were. The teacher was doing everything she can to keep her small class of gifted students calm and collected in the face of unknown gunman. They faced the unknown of not knowing who the gunman were, why they were there, and as food ran low things can only get more tense. Then the readers get the other side of whats going ...more
My thoughts

Rating: 5

Would I recommend it ? Yes

Would I read more of this series ? Yes , so much so that I have the other three books to this series already to read ,and after reading this one I can't wait to get started on the next the one.

Would I read more by this author? Yes

First off I want to say a big thank you to the publishers of Harlequin for letting me know about this series and for inviting me to read and review it , because its definitely right up my ally and is something I would pick
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
E-galley from Harlequin Intrigue and NetGalley
48 Hour Lockdown is the start of a new series about a FBI unit (Tactical Crime Division). This book focuses on Evan, a hostage negotiator, who has been called to a school that is on lockdown after being invaded by a cult leader and a few followers. When Evan arrives it all becomes personal as he discovers a past love is involved. She’s a teacher at the school and is being held in a classroom with a few young students. From the first page the novel mo
Books and Spoons
Exciting and intense moments of suspense during the hostage negotiation that brings face to face old lovers while battling against a cult of culprits.
Carla Cassidy knows how to bring the readers to the edge and hold them there throughout the story. I have always enjoyed the way she tells her riveting tales. There's danger, there's passion, there is growth, there're twists and unexpected developments, thrilling, entertaining stories I love to read.
I was super excited about the 48 Hour Lockdown
Apr 05, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Well-written.Enjoyed it.
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Hostage Situation with Children

Annalise Taylor, a computer teacher at Sandhurst School for gifted and underprivileged students, is working with three of her best students when armed gunmen storm into the classroom. She pleads with them to let the children go, but the leader is adamant. The children stay.

When the Tactical Crime Division (TCD) hears of a hostage situation with children, Evan Duran, their best hostage negotiator, knows he has to go. When he learns that Annalise, a woman he was i
Becky Baldridge
May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
48 Hour Lockdown is an edge of seat romantic suspense that kicks off the Tactical Crime Division series in style. I love a good second chance romance and Evan and Annalise's second chance starts off under high tension circumstances, and Carla Cassidy builds on that tension steadily as the story progresses. We get a double whammy on the suspense side of this one. On the one hand, there are the bad guys we can see, and on the other, there's the bad guy working behind the scenes who remains a myste ...more
Living My Best Book Life
48 Hour Lockdown is a thrilling romantic suspense. It also adds the trope of second-chance romance which is one of my favorites. The best FBI negotiator in the Tactical Crime Division has to save hostages from a school one of them being his ex. Every second counts and he is going to lay it all on the line.

Evan Duran is so sure of himself and it shows in his job as a hostage negotiator. He likes to do his job well and leaves no room for mistakes. When he learns of a hostage situation at a school,
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This is the first book in the Tactical Crime Division series in the Harlequin Intrigue line by Harlequin Books by Carla Cassidy.

There wasn't a lot of romance in this and it was basically police procedural/detective fiction. But I am okay with that. The romance that was there is the kind I like. It is all about the emotions about two people who at one time were not really ready to be together and how this hostage situation made them both reevaluate their relationship.

This Tactical Crime
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Annalise Taylor is a teacher for gifted students in a small town. One day she is staying late with a few children when gun men storm into her classroom. What do these people want and why are they being held at gunpoint?

Evan Duran is a hostage negotiator with a special FBI taskforce TCD and his unit responds immediately to the situation. Can Evan do his job efficiently and still put his personal feelings aside when he finds out his ex girlfriend Annalise is the teacher involved?

Things start to g
Alana Bloom
48 Hour Lockdown started so strong! It was a heart-pumping, nail-biting hostage situation right from the start. I loved Annalise! She was a strong, capable individual doing her best to keep her students safe. Unfortunately, I didn't like Evan as much and I almost wish we had more time to get to know him outside of his role as a hostage negotiator. It was great to see him in his element though.

The nature of the story severely limits the author's ability to make the rekindling of this second chanc
Toth Jo-Ann
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Talk about a fascinating book. It starts with a great action scene then it keeps going from there. This is a great second chance romance. Annalise Taylor never forgot Evan Duran. The way Carla wrote this story she showed us what separated them and what hurt them. The biggest mystery is who is behind the whole thing. The surprise is who the person is. I like the pace of this story. It slips from one problem to another easily. Each problem is unique. How they are solved is interesting to see. The ...more
48 Hour Lockdown by Carla Cassidy has Evan Duran, a hostage negotiator, heading to Pearson, North Carolina to rescue children and adults who were taken hostage at Sandhurst School for the Gifted and Talented. The case is personal for Evan because his ex-girlfriend, Annalise Taylor is one of the teacher’s being held hostage. Evan and Annalise broke up three yeas ago, but he still loves her. Evan will need to utilize all the resources of the Tactical Crime Division is he is to rescue the hostages ...more
Kate Vale
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Part of the Tactical Crime Division series, in which teacher Annalise Taylor is taken hostage by a pair of cultists whose reason for shooting up the school and making off with one of her pre-teen students is at first unclear. When FBI hostage negotiator Evan Duran shows up on the scene, he is shocked to discover that Annalise, a woman with whom he'd broken up years earlier, is the teacher trying to keep her students safe in a clearly unsafe situation.

As the FBI team begins to learn what is reall
Sheri Jesse
Apr 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Quick, easy read with plenty of drama and intrigue.
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An excellent start for a new series and a gripping and entertaining romantic suspense.
I love the well thought characters, the gripping plot and how the team worked together.
I look forward to reading other instalments.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
The first book in the Tactical Crime Division is a quick page turner. Other than the team, I'm still not sure what ties all four books together, but I am sure that will become more clear with the next installments. ...more
Pinot & Pickles
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a 4 book mini series by multiple authors. It is a fast-paced romantic suspense novel, meaning it’s off and running within the first few pages. In this novel you follow the story of Annalise Taylor, a teacher at the Sandhurst School for gifted who has been taken hostage with three of her most gifted students. When Evan Duran the hostage negotiator for the FBI and a member of the Tactical Crime Division hears of Analise being taken hostage, he must take quick action. The ...more
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read. 48 Hour Lockdown is the first book in a 4 book series by multiple authors. Carla Cassidy has written a great book with plenty of tension and action. The love story was a second chance for FBI Hostage Negotiator Evan Duran and Teacher Annalise Taylor. There are some twists and turns that were not easy to predict. Looking forward to reading what the authors have written about other members of the Tactical Crime Division.
Maggie 劉美儒
May 23, 2020 rated it liked it
I'm getting the FTC disclaimer out of the way right now. Because ADHD reigns supreme. I received a review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A free book does not sway me in my judgment and I hope my readers know that about me by now.
I read 48 Hour Lockdown in less than a day, even though my mind wandered everywhere while I was reading it. I was pleased to find out that romance took a backseat the suspense in this story. Raise your hand if you've screamed at a
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