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Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.
Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target's latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core.
Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he's back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.
Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist's next mark?
Dead Drift brings together all of the characters from the Chesapeake Valor series working together in a gripping adventure to stop a deadly terrorist and his associates. Danger was around every corner as they raced against time with an ending that was a breath stealer! A secondary plot also emerged as Griffin and Finley embark on a cross-country investigation in search of Jenna's deranged killer. Luke's shocking re-entry into Kate's life leaves her both elated at his return yet in despair about why he left her in the first place. Together they are faced with navigating past hurts, confused hearts, and unrealized expectations. I especially liked that Pettrey provided insight into Luke's struggles with his sudden departure seven years prior and how his original expectations were unrealized. With this being the end of a series, I was so happy to see all of the characters represented in the story with hints of what will occur in their futures. So sad to see this series end, but fulfilling end nonetheless!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A review was not required but was voluntary and contains my own thoughts and opinions.
Dani Pettrey, is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the author of the bestselling romantic suspense Alaskan Courage series. She is winner of the 2013 Holt Medallion for First Novel and the Colorado Romance Writers 2013 Award of Excellence. She and her husband have two daughters and reside in the D.C. Metro area. To learn more about the author and her books, visit her website at danipettrey.com.
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Crossfire is a novella between book #3 and book #4 in Warren’s Montana Rescue series. Readers are given the background story of Kade Logan, foreman of billionaire Ian Shaw’s ranch. After his mother has an accident, Kade rushes home presumably to care for her only to find that she is more than capable of taking care of herself. His return home, however, reunites him with his former best friend, Nash, and the woman he’s never quite gotten over- Haddie. When Nash and Kade’s raucous past catches up with them placing them and their families in the crosshairs of a local crime ring, the two friends mend fences and try to right past wrongs. Meanwhile, Kade and Haddie rediscover their feelings for one another and seek to move beyond past mistakes to possibly build a future together.
As per Warren’s usual style, Crossfire is packed with explosive action and tense interactions between characters making this novella pack a mean punch. Overall, I enjoyed delving into Kade’s story and seeing broken relationships mended. The revelation of Nash’s past lack of character and his transformation after becoming a Christian deserves special kudos. Also enjoyed seeing cameos of two of Warren’s beloved characters from other installments of the series. My only complaint was an occasional annoyance with both Kade and Haddie as their romance unfolded. At times both seemed incredibly insecure and just a tad bit whiny usually caused by both of their tendencies to jump to assumptions instead of clearly communicating with each other. I will be interested to see how some of the decisions made in this book translate to changes in future books in the series.
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated by the publisher or author in any way.
With over 1 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over forty-five novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas. Susan is also a nationally acclaimed writing coach, teaching at conferences around the nation and winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award. She loves to help people launch their writing careers and is the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com and www.LearnHowtoWriteaNovel.com, a writing website that helps authors get published and stay published. She’s also the author of the popular writing method, The Story Equation. For more information, visit susanmaywarren.com.
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