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Front Line is written in Adult English, but with only a few f-words that are uttered by characters who might seem a bit off-kilter (to me) if they used other words in such circumstances. If this were a film it would probably be rated PG 13. There is some violence and romance, but not graphic.
This is billed as military, terrorism, suspense. It probably is better classified as Action-Adventure,Crime Fiction, with a hint of romance. Possibly that is the secret to this writer's success.
She is adept at developing suspense and intrigue, creating characters that feel authentic.
I read this very soon after reading the second novel in this trilogy,and enjoyed it as much.
I only hope the author will write another series featuring this couple. Indeed, I believe it an error to stop at three. Why commit to a conclusion, when such a series as this can go on forever and ever. Let us see how these two do AFTER having kids and so forth.
Okay, that last thought may appear random, but what I'd like to do with these two is watch them grow and emerge from dark days, when even they must face their own mortality, or question their faithin themselves and all that they hold dear.
This writer has the skill and craftsmanship to accomplish such a task. She just has to decide to do it. Until then, she risks squandering a great talent.
I hope there is more forthcoming with these two heroes.
Four stars out of five.
Silver Falchion Award Finalist!
On the front lines, where battles are waged and fates decided, two counterterrorism operatives learn they have a lot to fight for—and even more to lose.
Phantom Force Tactical’s Nicholas “Colt” Colton thought the radical extremist he captured years ago was locked away for good. Unfortunately, a new classified mission reveals that the threat is still very real, and corruption within the U.S. government runs deep.
Task Force 2 agent Josephine “Joey” Summers has been working her own angle, trying to figure out where the terrorist leader will strike next. She’s come up with a very plausible—and terrifying—theory, but doesn’t know who she can trust. After teaming up with a retired Navy SEAL, she discovers the plot is even bigger than she’d imagined—and the consequences much more alarming.
When the stakes are this high, promises must be kept. And when thousands of people could die, sacrifices must be made. Only by letting go of their pasts will they have any hope of stopping the chaos. But courage and commitment—plus a pledge—fuse to create an outcome that is both unpredictable and unimaginable.
All books in this series can stand alone.
Colt looked through the scope of his rifle and blinked away the sweat dripping into his eyes. The man in his ear was ordering him to pull the trigger, while the voice in his head was screaming not to. He knew his partner Josephine “Joey” Summers was in that vehicle, but so were a handful of really bad guys who were getting ready to do a lot of bad things to a large number of innocent people.
Seconds ticked by. The voice in his ear warned him that time was running out.
He had to kill so that others would live.
Taking a deep breath, Colt applied a little pressure to the trigger, and lined up the driver’s head in his sights. He knew it probably didn’t matter where the bullet hit. The vehicle was full of explosives and was going to blow sky-high.
Colt released his breath slowly as the vehicle came closer, and did what he’d promised he’d do.
He pulled the trigger.