When the uncle of one of her self-defense students is targeted by a murderer and/or arsonist, Katie Singleton, one of the ladies who form the Elite Guardians Protection Agency, sets aside her vacation to guard the man. As the attacks continue, Daniel Matthews, a restaurateur, is glad he gave in to his niece's urgings for extra protection, but will it be enough? Or will Katie go down with him?
As I've come to expect from Lynette Eason, this is a fast-paced novel brimming with action and suspense. I enjoyed the dynamic between a female bodyguard and a competent client--a man who actually is capable of taking care of himself but also appreciates having someone watch his back. They don't agree about absolutely everything, but they can respect each other's choices, knowing they are acting within their training. Hooray for intelligent characters!
Riley, Daniel's niece, proved to be a fun addition to the cast--not your stereotypical 17-year-old, she's both mature and competent, as well as significantly better organized than her uncle, not unlike Alexis on the TV show Castle. And, more importantly, she's a great example of a youth who knows Christ and is praying for her family to know him too. She just might be the strongest character in the book!
All in all, it would make a great action movie.
Thank you Revell for providing a free book to review. I was not required to make the review positive, and all opinions are my own.
Miscellaneous cool fact: Nicholas owns a Cirrus airplane, and Cirrus is based in Duluth, MN. I know people who work there on the planes! The plane parachute mentioned in the story is a major feature of their aircraft. So cool it has a part in this story!
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