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Secret Investigation

(Tactical Crime Division #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  41 reviews
In the wake of a tragedy,

the Tactical Crime Division is the first call.

When ironclad body armor inexplicably fails and soldiers perish, the Tactical Crime Division jumps into action. Agent and former ranger Davis Rogers asks to go undercover to find the traitor responsible for the death of one of his friends, and Petrov Armor CEO Leila Petrov is happy to provide access to
Mass Market Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 21st 2020 by Harlequin Intrigue (first published April 20th 2020)
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Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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SECRET INVESTIGATION (Tactical Crime Division Book #2) by Elizabeth Heiter is the second book in a new Harlequin Intrigue multi-author series featuring members of the FBIs Tactical Crime Division. This is a specialized unit of the FBI formed to handle the toughest cases at a moment’s notice anywhere in the country.

FBI agent and former Army ranger Davis Rogers is devastated to learn of the death of a close Army friend when her unit
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
Secret Investigation by Elizabeth Heiter is the second book in The Tactical Crime Division series.  In this new series each book is written by different authors. This installment features Agent Davis Rogers and CEO of Petrov Armor, Leila Petrov.

      Agent Davis requested to be a part of the investigation into the defective armour manufactured by Petrov Armor. His reason for the request stemmed from the fact that one of his friends died from bullet wounds received in an ambush while wearing one
Robin Loves Reading
In this thrilling book Secret Investigation, Davis Rogers is sent undercover to Petrov Armor to try and discover why body armor was defective, resulting in the deaths of American soldiers, including one of his friends. He is not sure he is the man for the job because when the FBI, who oversee the specialized Tactical Crime Division (TCI), investigated Petrov Armor, he felt an immediate attraction to the company's CEO.

As CEO of Petrov Armor, Leila Petrov is happy that her company was not fou
Shatarupa  Dhar
The story starts with a ghastly prologue which becomes the next case that the Tactical Crime Division has to work on. Headed by Director Jill Pembrook, whose leadership we witnessed in Book One - 48 Hours Lockdown, TCD is back with another crime to be investigated.
...a rapid response team that could activate quickly and take on almost any threat.

Davis Rogers, an ex-Army ranger turned agent of TCD, feels at home with the team. But this latest case is personal for him, as someone he was close to h
Wow, they weren't joking when they billed this story as action packed, edge of your seat reading! This story has Davis Rogers going undercover as PA to CEO Leila Petrov in the hope of discovering how defective versions of the body armour her firm produces has been used with fatal results. Leila can't believe anyone she knows could be double crossing her or putting the firm in danger but someone is framing her and needs stopping. Can she work with Davis? Will she really support his investigations ...more
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm loving this series and I loved this instalment.
It's gripping and entertaining, the characters are well thought and the plot kept me hooked till the end.
A more complete review will follow.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Maureen Timerman
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
This book begins with the unthinkable, an act of greed that will make you angry, but why and who is responsible?
One of the FBI agents called into investigate this horrible crime is Davis Rogers, and for him this is personal, he knew one of the victims, and he wants justice!
We also meet the young CEO of the company that is responsible for making the armor,Leila Petrov, and she is soon involved in the investigation, but, you wonder if she is involved?
My mind ran the gamut of who would have done ho
Chrystal Garrett
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up in search of a fast moving mystery with a touch of romance as I have come to love from Elizabeth's books. I was absolutely not disappointed. We started with failed body armor, and rapidly moved to an investigation into how that happened. Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome went inside the company and started digging. Death, struggles, love, and relationships all came into play. They were intricately tied together, then unraveled and everything came nicely together in the end. I was ...more
Darcia Helle
Secret Investigation takes on an intriguing case of faulty body armor and a family-owned business with lots of secrets. The plot is solid, with some good twists, though there are times you have to suspend belief a bit regarding the way the investigation plays out.

I wasn't crazy about the romance between Davis and Leila. For me, there was way too much fawning and swooning between the two, especially given their positions as an experienced FBI agent and a company CEO. Aside from the physical attra
Cathy Geha
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Secret Investigation by Elizabeth Heiter
Tactical Crime Division #2

The TCD is called in to find out why the body armor supplied to soldiers failed and so many were killed. Davis Rogers is to head up the team looking into Petrov and will end up going in undercover as Leila Petrov’s assistant. There are at least three viable suspects that are being considered. Melinda and Kane are helping out in a side investigation that overlaps the one Davis is working on and their situation is also complicated b
Jessica Figueroa
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, arc, contemporary
Leila is the CEO of Petrov Armor and it seems that there is some amiss in her company. Davis Rogers is the one undercover trying to get to the bottom of the armor sold to those he was close to that ended up faulty leading to thier deaths. Leila is more then willing to let him investigate whats going on because this is a family owned company and is sure no one she knows is at fault.

I love a good mystery novel. I loved watching as the investigation went on. At first Davis isn't sure if Leila's swe
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Secret Investigation by Elizabeth Heiter is a perplexing mystery with a diverse cast of interesting characters and an intriguing storyline.

The body armor failure during a military training mission gone horrifically wrong makes Tactical Crime Division's newest case quite personal for FBI Agent Davis Rogers. He and the rest of team are certain that CEO Leila Petrov is involved in selling inferior body armor to the military. But upon first meeting Leila, Davis believes her when she proclaims her in
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I must say, I highly recommend this book. I read this book in two sitting only because life got in the way! I love the way Elizabeth Heiter engages the reader from the first page. And she keeps one guessing throughout the book. A crime so very personal to the investigator, Agent Davis Rogers. A manufacturer that is selling defaulted goods intentionally. The crime is killing people, people who are there to keep us all safe. I kept going back and forth on the good guys versus the bad guys. I am lo ...more
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
The second installment in the Tactical Crime Division miniseries brings a new set of characters and a new threat to neutralize. We briefly met Davis Rogers in the first book and this one gives us a chance to get to know him. The mystery is well-developed as is character motivation. The romance is a little thin, but definitely worth a read.
Toth Jo-Ann
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-books-read
I have been enjoying the mystery behind each of these books. In this one they are trying to solve the reason why an armor wasn't working when it should have. Meeting Leila Petrov was fun. For she was responsible and cared about her business. Agent Davis Rogers lost a friend so he wants answers. The way Elizabeth wrote the book there is alot of action and mystery in this story. The bad guy in this story will definitely surprise you. I like how Elizabeth shows the interest Leila and Davis have in ...more
Fantastic story that gripped me from the first page to the last. FBI agent Davis Rogers was devastated to learn of the death of a friend of his when her unit's body armor failed. When he learns that his team will investigate the manufacturer, he wants in on the assignment. He is determined to bring the traitor to justice.

CEO Leila Petrov was horrified to discover that her company's armor had failed so badly. She is more than willing to give Davis unlimited access during his undercover operation.
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The spectacular failure of supposedly-powerful, ultra-strong, bullet-stopping full body armor leads to the deaths of a group of soldiers and launches an investigation by the FBI’s Tactical Crime Division. Petrov Armor, once a supplier of both guns and armor, has shuttered their gun division and now, under CEO Leila Petrov, focuses solely on body armor . . . the same body armor worn by the doomed soldiers.

Still reeling over the death of her father during a mugging gone wrong some three weeks earl
Books and Spoons
Grief, betrayal, secrets, and loyalties are driving this intense investigation to the devastating loss of soldiers on the field, and the CEO Leila Petrov is doing everything in her power to clear her company's name.
Leila has fought her way to the top even though many think that she is there just because of her bloodline. She is hardworking, smart, loyal, capable, professional and she is willing to fight for what she believes is right. I liked her, her drive, her ability to handle tough situatio
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This is the second book in the Tactical Crime Division series in the Harlequin Intrigue line over at Harlequin Books.

Basic premise: Davis Rogers goes under cover at Petrov Armor, the maker of bullet proof vests that got some of their agents killed. The CEO. Leila Petrov, is new and taken over after the death of her father. Davis is part of the Tactical Crime Division. There are a couple of other agents involved in this story, Kane and Melinda.

I thought this was a good mix of suspense an
Living My Best Book Life
May 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Secret Investigation is another solid book in the Tactical Crime Division. In this book, FBI agent Davis is looking into a company that produced a faulty armor. He lost one of his friends and wants to know what caused this.

As he investigates and starts to get close to Leila, the CEO of the company, he is having a difficult time keeping things strictly professional.

It had the right amount of mystery and romance while keeping you guessing about whodunnit.

I give Secret Investigation 4 stars. I li
Matilda Dix
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in a planned four book series within the Tactical Crime Division (TCD). I totally read them out of order. I still need to order the first one, then I read the third one and now I read the second one. So, I guess they can be read as stand-alone and totally make sense...but I normally choose to read them in order. Somewhere along the way, I was not paying attention. I was particularly looking forward to this one because I enjoy Elizabeth Heiter’s Harlequin Intrigue books. H ...more

4.5 stars

First time reading something by this author and it won't be the last.

I like romantic suspense with an emphasis on 𝖗𝖔𝖒𝖆𝖓𝖈𝖊 so I was a little worried when I read in the book's introduction about the author liking her suspense with a little romance. In the end, I was left very satisfied with this aspect. I think it was the correct quota for the story and the timeframe. And realistic, that's it.

Both protagonists were likable and thankfully not one-dimensional. Maybe that's why 𝐿𝑒𝒾𝓁𝒶 someti
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
An FBI Agent Goes Undercover

Davis Rogers, a new addition to the Tactical Crime Division TCD) and ex-elite ranger, watches a video where a unit led by a friend is mowed down even though they’re wearing Petrov body armor. Davis volunteers to lead the investigation by going undercover at Petrov. Not only was his friend killed, he was one of the original testers of the armor and gave it an enthusiastic endorsement.

Leila Petrov at thirty is the new head of Petrov. Three weeks ago her father was kill
Becky Baldridge
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you require more romance than suspense or even equal parts romance and suspense, Secret Investigation may not be what you're looking for. This one is kind of romance adjacent. There are looks exchanged and Leila and Davis clearly share an attraction, but I just didn't get the romance vibe from these two. There's also what seems to be a little something going on between a couple of the other members of the team in this one, but there are only hints of what it could lead to. What this one does ...more
Danielle Urban
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Secret Investigation by Elizabeth Heiter is a fast-paced novel full of intrigue. There was plenty of action to keep my attention. The suspense of who is behind the failed armor for military usage is great! I did not suspect the person who actually was behind it all. The suspects list is comprised of characters that truly looked guilty. But it was only a matter of time for the Tactical Crime Division to rule out who is guilty or innocent. The danger escalated with every page. The CEO, Leila, has ...more
Marcie Robinson
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Secret Investigation” by Elizabeth Heiter is a complex tale of power and betrayal.

Someone at Petrov Armor is guilty of selling defective armor to the military and TCD agent, Davis Rogers, goes undercover in the company as assistant to CEO, Leila Petrov. He has a personal stake in solving the case since one of his friends died when wearing the inferior product.
Leila, grieving from the loss of her father, is still in the position of proving to her employees her father made the right decision in m
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Secret Investigation by Elizabeth Heiter
2nd book in the Tactical Crime Division series by multiple authors. Harlequin Intrigue FBI series. Can be read as a stand-alone.
Protective armor failed in a military training mission putting Petrov Armor in the crosshairs of the FBI. CEO Leila, after being cleared, helps Davis Rogers investigate from within the company to find who is responsible for the inferior products.
Davis hasn’t worked undercover in the past and finds himself drawn to Leila when he
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Already a big fan of Tactical Crime Division series, but still I love it more and more. Elizabeth Heiter is a new author for me, and from this book I'll be following all her books, I'm a fan now.

A secret investigation of an armor company, with a lot of twists and turns, definitely has captivating story, great amount of mystery and suspence and spice up with romance. A perfect book for me as a suspense romance fan.
I love how the author always threw me for a loop till the last moment. I know the
Lynn Brooks
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Secrets are exposed as danger closes in! With book two in the Tactical Crime Division series Elizabeth Heiter brings the intrigue and mystery in SECRET INVESTIGATION. We're quickly engulfed in the story and keep turning page after page trying to figure out who the culprit is in this fast paced story.

Davis Rogers is intense. He has a personal stake in why this case is important to him and he finds himself understanding Leila's peril quickly and wants to help her too.

Leila Petrov is tenacious and
Secret Investigation by Elizabeth Heiter is a fast-paced suspense novel. It is the second novel in the Tactical Crime Division series. Each book in this exciting series can be read on its own. This novel has strong characters and plenty of action. Romance does develop between our primary characters and I like that it builds slowly. I like the suspense and danger in this story. I find it intriguing. Readers will enjoy trying to identity of the bad guy (depending on your sleuthing level on how soo ...more
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Publishers Weekly bestselling author ELIZABETH HEITER likes her suspense to feature strong heroines, chilling villains, psychological twists, and a little bit of romance. Her research has taken her into the minds of serial killers, through murder investigations, and onto the FBI Academy’s shooting range. Her novels have been published in more than a dozen countries and eight languages; they've als ...more

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