The Assassin is the first book in The Cassie Morgan Series. 
The Assassin by Laura Teagan

Cassie Morgan is one of the brightest young stars in the FBI. Her latest assignment? Investigating Connor Anders, a rogue agent who is considered a living legend to some.

After a run-in with Anders goes wrong, Cassie is given a unique opportunity. Anders offers her a deal, hoping to keep the FBI off his own back. If he helps Cassie catch a serial killer known as The Assassin, she’ll stop investigating him. But working with on the other side of crime has consequences, and soon Cassie finds herself on The Assassin’s radar.

Now, Cassie and Anders must locate the killer and bring him down, all while keeping their partnership a secret and hiding Cassie so she isn’t The Assassin’s next victim.

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

If you haven’t read this novel you need to go and buy it now. I’m not saying that because Laura is one of my friends but because this novel is ridiculously great. I loved how the suspense and engagement from this novel created a bubble that I didn’t want to leave.

First things first, I freaking love badass, rebellious woman. I feel strongly about a woman who knows and gets what she wants and Cassie does exactly that. She doesn’t allow the constraints of the FBI to stop her in her beliefs and actions throughout the novel. She is a brilliant character and honestly I cannot wait for the next installment.
 
Anders was a brilliant character. He seemed so mysterious and his chemistry with Cassie was off the charts. I loved how even though he was her mission she shot him in the leg and then ends up working with him to bring in another bad guy.
 
Overall this novel was fast-paced and had high stakes which keep you on the edge of your seat. Definitely pick this up if you’re looking for a decent crime novel with a female twist.

This highly suspenseful and surprisingly engaging debut novel is one you don’t want to miss.

The Assassin is a fresh and exciting take on classic crime fiction. Neither femme fatale nor damsel in distress, FBI agent Cassie Morgan is the quick-witted, down-to-earth protagonist crime fiction has been waiting for.

Cassie’s passion for her career finds her in a precarious situation. With an FBI-trained criminal to surveil and a serial killer on her heels, Cassie walks a fine line between using her unique skills and perspective for good and foolishly putting her own life at risk. This begs the question, “Can she catch a criminal and still leave with her life intact?”

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, high-stakes crime novel that stands out for all the right reasons, The Assassin is the book for you. With such a shining debut novel, author Laura Teagan puts herself firmly on the indie radar. I definitely look forward to following her career.

Kristen, well-storied.com