You build relationships to betray relationships.
That is the motto for the FBI’s undercover program, and special agent Lexie Montgomery is just beginning to understand what that means. Lexie’s first assignment is infiltrating a radical cell of the Animal Liberation Front. Underground and operating in splinter groups throughout Los Angeles, the only way in is through Savannah Riley, a new recruit.
Savannah left the safety of her small southern town for the bright lights of the city. Pulled into the animal rights movement by her college roommate and a gorgeous anarchist, she sinks deeper and deeper into the dark, paranoid world of ALF extremists.
As the actions of her cell escalate beyond simple demonstrations and graffiti, Savannah turns to Lexie to keep her grounded. But as the two women grow closer and the FBI’s case builds, Lexie is forced to decide what betrayal really means.
Prior to publication, Behind the Mask won two awards presented by the Southeastern Writers Association: The Hal Bernard Memorial Award for best novel and the Edna Sampson Award of Excellence for best novel by a first time attendee. Behind the Mask was also a 2014 Royal Palm Literary Award finalist in the pre-published thriller category. Kirkus awarded Behind The Mask with a Kirkus Star.