A simple sting operation takes a violent and unexpected turn for Detective Eve Ronin in a gripping thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective Eve Ronin and her soon-to-retire partner, Duncan Pavone, are running a 24-7 sting in a guard-gated enclave of palatial homes in Calabasas. Their luxury McMansion is a honey trap, set to lure in the violent home invaders terrorizing the community. The trap works, leaving three intruders dead, a body count that nearly includes Eve and Duncan.
Eve’s bosses are eager to declare the case closed, but there are too many unanswered questions for her to let go. Was the trap actually for her, bloody payback for Eve’s very public takedown of a clique of corrupt deputies? Or is there an even deadlier secret lurking behind those opulent gates? Eve’s refusal to back down and her relentless quest for the truth make her both the hunter…and the prey.
“I whipped my head back and forth reading Gated Prey. So twisty, so funny, and so LA—a few of my favorite things. After zooming through these pages, I’ll ride shotgun with Lee any day!” —Rachel Howzell Hall, bestselling author of And Now She’s Gone
“Against all odds, Goldberg not only ties up most of the loose ends, leaving just a few deliberately dangling, but links some of Eve’s investigations in ways as disturbing as they are surprising. The seamy side of California dreaming.” Kirkus Reviews
“Hollywood decadence and duplicity are at the heart of bestseller Goldberg’s entertaining third outing for Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Eve Ronin. Lively descriptive prose enhances the tight plot of this episodic crime novel. Columbo fans will have fun.” Publishers Weekly
“Another suspenseful, fast-paced yarn with engaging characters.” Associated Press
“Goldberg is every bit the equal of Michael Connelly.” Providence Journal
“LA County Sheriff’s deputy Eve Ronin is kick-ass. No doubt there. Also controversial and consistently butting heads with the brass.This fast-paced and well-written story will grab you and drag you to an explosive—literally—climax. Once you begin, you will not be able to put this book down. Loved it. Love Eve Ronin. Love this entire series.” D.P. Lyle, award-winning author of Sunshine State
“A beautifully cinematic novelist who strikes a precise balance between darkness and humor.” Bookmarks Magazine
“Goldberg has a wonderful way of developing his characters so that they seem quite relatable to the reader.” Mystery & Suspense Magazine
“Gated Prey is another stellar installment in the wildly entertaining Eve Ronin series and a further testament to Lee Goldberg’s strength as a creative, innovative storyteller. Highly recommended.” Paperback Warrior