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DEFENDER: A DARK OPS NOVEL
CATHERINE MANN
ISBN: 9780425228029
April 7, 2009
Berkley Sensation, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
http://us.penguingroup.com/
Mass Market Paperback
$7.99
304 Pages
18 – AND UP
Rating: 5 Cups

Chloe Nelson is on a mission to give thanks to those soldiers defending America, and no one is going to stop her. When she was a child, Chloe was diagnosed with an illness that destroyed her kidney. After a failed kidney transplant when she was younger, she was given a second chance from a fallen soldier.

Test pilot Jimmy Gage is also known as ‘Hotwire’ for his formidable temper. Three years ago, he was captured by enemy soldiers and tortured in unspeakable ways for months. Now he is on a mission of his own, to retrieve a fellow soldier who is in the same predicament Jimmy was in years ago.

When their boat explodes, throwing all the occupants into shark-infested waters, Chloe and her band mates are rescued by a crew of pilots. Reaching their destination of Turkey, she figures she has seen the last of her rescuer, but every time she turns around, Jimmy is there to pull her out of one deadly accident after another. Even as Jimmy and his team draw closer to their fallen soldier, they know their time is running out for them to find him alive. Once the lethal enemy is discovered, a woman named Marta, they find themselves pitted against a force so evil and deadly she will stop at nothing to destroy both Jimmy and Chloe.

Defender: A Dark Ops Novel is a fast-paced thrill ride from the first page until the last. Once again, Ms. Mann has written a novel so intense, so exhilarating, you will find yourself gritting your teeth in anticipation of what comes next. The alpha dog Jimmy has met his match in a woman like Chloe, someone who takes life’s mishaps and turns them into one adventure after another. The day-to-day struggles that our soldiers face are shown through the eyes of Jimmy ‘Hotwire’ Gage in a compelling and convincing manner which left me with overwhelming emotions and feelings of helplessness. Fans of Suzanne Brockmann will find that this book with its powerful storylines and realistic backgrounds is a roller-coaster ride bursting at the seams with one electrifying moment after another.

Danielle
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