This is the third in the series with the first 2 completely stand alone, this one has ties to both Courageous and Protector, so if you haven't read them you may miss some of the details and background to this story. Dalton aka Tank is targeted by a hit man that traces all the way back to Jacobsville so the story takes a side trip there for a bit. Hayes Carson features in this story along with Carson and Rourke from above mentioned titles. Cash and Garon Greer, Jon Blackhawk and Rick Marques also get in on the action and we learn that Rick is about to be a daddy awwww. There is a set up for a story about Carson as well as some background about him.
Once you get into the story it just keeps going and gets addicting as you wait to see who the hit man is and how he is tied to Dalton. Merissa is a psychic so some might dismiss this as a vehicle for the story but when you hear how its affected her then you can see that its a good vehicle for this story. The plot gets very complex at times so you may have to re read bits to completely follow it but its like a big jigsaw that has no picture until the very end. The other Kirk boys do appear but their wives (plus baby and baby bump), appear very little.
Overall its a page turned if you have read the other 2 books then you will fully get some of the in-jokes but otherwise its still a good read. This one like Protector you cant cut the ending as there is a set up for yet another story when or which series I don't know. I got the audiobook which came early hence this review before the release of the hardback. If you like DP then this is one to get as it flows with action from page to page, not much intimate action but what there is, is intense. This one im keeping!!!