Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason

Collateral Damage (Danger Never Sleeps, #1)
Good Day!  Lynette Eason is an award winning and best selling author who writes for Love Inspired and Revell.  She has won several awards for her novels including the prestigious Carol Award.  Lynette is married with two children and presently lives in Greenville, South Carolina.  Readers can follow her on Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter.
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Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason has readers journeying to Greenville, South Carolina.  Brooke Adams was working as a military psychiatrist in Afghanistan until a bomb explodes in the restaurant where she was relaxing with three of her friends.  She is now working with her friend, Dr. Marcus Lehman at Healing Pathways, Inc. with the stipulation that she will not take veterans as clients.  Asher James also left the Army after an explosion took out half his team.  He is the man who rescued Brook from the restaurant.  Asher continues to have nightmares and makes an appointment with Brooke after seeing her picture in the paper.  Asher arrives at Brooke’s office to find the receptionist dead and the office ransacked.  Brooke is shaken when she sees her dead colleague and Asher escorts her home where they find an intruder.  Asher quickly realizes the killers are after Brooke, and he is determined to protect her.  The killers are equally resolute and have no qualms of disposing with Asher as well.  Brooke and Asher wonder, though, why are they after her as they fight to stay one step ahead of their attackers.
Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason is the first in the Danger Never Sleeps series.  My interest was captured from the very first chapter.  Brooke Adams and Asher James are complex characters.  Brooke is a woman who got burned out while helping military personnel and then harmed in the explosion.  She held a man’s hand while he died and has a last item to give his wife along with a message.  Brooke is suffering from PTSD and is dealing with it the best way she knows how.  Asher James has been discharged from the Army and is having trouble dealing with the nightmares.  Asher is a man who prefers not to reveal his feelings, but he believes Brooke is the one person he can talk to because she understands what he is going through.  Asher rescued Brooke from the restaurant, so they have had similar experiences.  The last thing Asher expects to find is a dead body in Brooke’s office.  They experience an immediate connection which grows deeper as they evade the killers.  The mystery was multifaceted.  I do not want to say too much and give anything way.  I like the complexity of the crime and how it was revealed bit by bit.  I enjoyed figuring out who was involved and what they were up to.  There are surprising twists and unexpected revelations.  I especially liked the action which kept the story moving along at a fast pace.  The author created such a delightful villain.  I like how Christianity was incorporated into the story.  The romance did not dominate.  It developed as Brooke and Asher worked to stay alive and get the bad guys.  There are quite a few characters and it can be hard to keep track of them at times.  I enjoyed how everything came together at the end and I am looking forward to the next installment in Danger Never Sleeps seriesCollateral Damage is an intense Christian suspense that you will not want to put down.  
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Collateral Damage is available at Amazon* (Amazon UK) along with other major booksellers.  The next book in Danger Never Sleeps series is Acceptable Risk which comes out August 4, 2020.  Thank you for visiting today.  I am showcasing There's a Murder Afoot by Vicki Delany tomorrow.   It is the fifth A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery.  Just in time to celebrate the 166th Birthday for Sherlock Holmes. I hope you have an amusing day.  Take care and Happy Reading!


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