Acceptable Risk, the second book in the Danger Never Sleeps series. Author Lynette Eason is relatively new to me, but after reading Collateral Damage, I was excited to read her latest book.
Journalist Sarah Denning is stationed in Afghanistan, where she was kidnapped along with children from the school where she had been teaching. Desperate, Sarah attempted to send an SOS message for help. That help comes through former Army Ranger Gavin Black who has been hired by Sarah’s father, Lieutenant General Lewis Denning. If she had known who had sent the help, she might have tried something different. When Sarah is back stateside and recovering, Gavin remains by her side to protect her from unknown threats that keep on coming.
Acceptable Risk is a fast-paced book, packed with action from the get-go. My favorite character was Gavin Black, a kind, decent, caring, brave man who will do whatever it takes to protect Sarah. I liked Sarah’s brother Caden, who was introduced to readers in the first book.
What I struggled with the character of Sarah Denning. That character had a lot of anger and bitterness toward her father, which got old real quick. It seemed like every decision she made was to spite and hurt her father for perceived wrongs. So much so that she was willing to dismiss anyone who believed differently. Ninety percent of the book Sarah was bullheaded, arrogant, a know it all and ready to put herself and anyone else at risk for what she deemed an acceptable risk. There was nothing about this character that reflected her being a Christian. This character’s personality flaws outweighed her good qualities like being diligent and persevering to uncover the truth. One other thing I didn’t care for was that Sarah was always feeling like the victim. But she never seemed to connect that some of what happened to her was because of choices she had made that put herself (and others) in danger.
Factoring out my dislike of Sarah, I did like this book because of the other characters and thought the storyline was interesting. The ending was a bit over the top and not very realistic or logical.
If you are a Lynette Eason fan or like action-packed suspense with a little romance, you may want to read Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason.
I would like to thank Revell Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason. I was provided with a complimentary copy of the book and was under no obligation to give a favorable review.
As someone who loves to read Christian mystery/fiction books, I was excited at the opportunity to read Lynette Eason’s newest book, Collateral Damage, the first book in the Danger Never Sleeps series.
Collateral Damage starts off at an army base in Afghanistan where the men are preparing to arrest a fellow soldier, Isaiah Michaels who is suspected of being a traitor and selling information to the jihadists. Sergeant Asher James doesn’t believe the allegations because it doesn’t square with the man he knows. But he has been charged with leading the operation as two MARP vehicles set out to Kabul to arrest Specialist Michaels who has been spotted at a bar. Military psychologist, Brooke Adams is looking forward to heading home in three weeks. She’s meeting some friends at The Bistro in Kabal. When Specialist Michaels tries to catch her eye, Brooke does her best to tune him out and focus on her friends who have become like family so far away from home.
What happens next is just the beginning of an action-packed story filled with suspense and lots of twists and turns. What information did Isaiah Michaels find? Did he betray his country? What accounts for the large increase of adoptions at Morning Star Orphanage over the last year? How does it all fit together?
I found myself invested in this story because I liked the main characters and I wanted to get to the bottom of the mysteries. I appreciate that the story did not have filthy language or sexual immorality. The Christian faith was a part of the storyline and the two main character behavior and choices were influenced by their faith.
I did struggle with the first chapter because it was long and it introduced at least fourteen characters in a very fast-paced story. After that chapter, the pace and number of characters slowed down. I think it would have been better to break it up into two chapters. I did figure out who the bad guy was but that didn’t take away from enjoying the book. I was interested to find out his motivation.
Collateral Damage is the first novel I’ve read by Lynette Eason and I really liked it. The best part of the book for me was the engaging likable characters. I look forward to reading more of her books in the future.
If you like suspense and action with likable characters, read Lynette Eason’s newest book Collateral Damage.
I would like to thank Revell Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book to read but was not required to give a favorable review.