When veteran NFL quarterback Noah Larson finally guides his team to the Super Bowl, his dreams -- and life -- are dashed when his six-year-old son is kidnapped for a unique ransom: lose the game or his son dies. Seattle sportswriter Cal Murphy and photographer Kelly Mendoza get pulled into an FBI sting to help rescue Noah's son in Mexico. But when everything falls apart, Cal and Kelly are left to save themselves, save Noah's son, and save the Super Bowl.
I'm not a huge sports fan, but my husband and son are so I can follow a game pretty easily. So when Noah Larson's son is kidnapped and he is to throw the game or lose his son, I paid attention. I felt bad for Noah, a veteran player who would love to have a Superbowl ring to cap his profession. But when it comes down to what is right and wrong, but your son's entire life depends upon your actions, it can really be intense.
Not to mention the FBI agent and the reporter that try and help Noah retrieve his son. It takes them to the dusty off beaten paths in Mexico, where things really heat up. With Noah questioning his beliefs and trying to do the right thing and just wanting his son back, there's not a dull moment from first to last page.
The second book in the series, Cross the Line was the first book I've read. It did well as a standalone book; I didn't feel I was missing too much - except maybe some character back story With intrigue, family and friend dynamics and some edge-of-your-seat football plays, Cross the Line is a suspense driven read that I'd highly recommend to thriller or sports fans!