I’m currently reading this series with one of my Goodreads groups, one book a month. So, I thought I’d share my reviews here as we complete them. This series has a continuing story arc and should be read in order.
Former Marine and sniper Blake Ellis is tagged to make an in-person request to recruit former Marine Jordyn Bridger to join the task force as their resources are being stretched thin. Blake was her recently deceased brother’s best friend and is extremely close to her family. She’s been in love with him for years but their last encounter at her brother’s funeral left her hurt and angry. Though she’s perfect for the team, Jordyn knows that she’ll be tested emotionally by working with Blake and having to hide feelings that won’t be reciprocated.
Meanwhile, tracking terrorist Malik Hassani has taken on new meaning following a devastating attack on US soil. The team heads to Pakistan where the tension, danger and suspense ratchets up to new heights. The action is dangerous and exciting, illustrating the best aspects of this series as the scene descriptions are painfully accurate and well written when the operation leads them to Afghanistan. I could see the landscape and caves vividly as well as the execution of the attacks. It was exciting and scary, giving you a strong sense of how that war looks and feels.
Blake and Jordyn’s relationship was always in the background, moving to the forefront when it felt natural to do so. It was lovely how they finally realized they were on the same page about their feelings, excepting Blake’s guilt about seeing his best friend’s sister. No insta-love here as these two have known each other since childhood. Their actions in the midst of a serious operation were professional despite their feelings.
I enjoyed all aspects of this story and it was very close to the level of the first book in this series. The next book is set up perfectly and I’m looking forward to what has to put Alex Rycroft, the enigmatic leader of the task force, in the spotlight.
- Release Date: November 20, 2013
- Series: Titanium Security #4
- Page Numbers: 243