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What is this book about?

Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw joined the United States Marine reserves to help support herself and her son when her ex-husband, Billy Roy, decided they were no longer his responsibility. But when her team is activated and sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission, Bekah struggles with being separated from her son and vows to return safely.

Once a successful Somalian businessman, Rageh Daud has lost everything. Determined to seek revenge on the terrorists who killed his wife and son, he teams up with a group of thieves, killers, and others displaced by war. Despite his better judgment, Daud becomes the protector of a young orphaned boy―who becomes a pawn between the warring factions.

To defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the region, Bekah and her team must convince Daud that they are on the same side.

My review:

This was definitely a fast paced story. I liked that it had a nice spiritual thread throughout. I don’t see that too often in military fiction. It reminded me Ronie Kendig’s military romantic suspense’s without the romance.

The action kept my attention throughout but I did skim over some of the fighting details. I really liked the characters involved. There was quite a bit of character building for the four point of view characters, but the story really revolved around only two of them. I was left wondering why I got to know the other two so well at the beginning only to have them be in the background at the end.

The ending of the story was tied up nicely but too abrupt for my tastes, especially after all of the action within the story. There is a second book to this series so perhaps that was intentional.

What I enjoyed most about this book

Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw – great strong character

What I didn’t like about this book:

Abrupt ending.

Would I recommend this book to others? I would, particularly if you like military fiction and want to see a spiritual thread that doesn’t overpower the story. Readers of Ronie Kendig’s military fiction would enjoy this one. This is the first book in the series.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Mel Odom, Amazon page

-Loraine Nunley

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