In the third Montana Rescue novel, state senator and former lawyer Ella Blair chases her irresponsible younger brother to Glacier Park, where he takes off on a dangerous snowboarding trip with a storm rolling in. Only one person has the skill to go after him--former professional snowboarder Gage Watson, whose life was ruined by a lawsuit Ella had a part in. In spite of hard feelings, Gage knows Ella's skill on the slopes and allows her to come along track down her brother. But can they find him before the storm hits--or before he hurts himself?
I enjoy the occasional survivalist-type book, and chasing two amateur snowboarders down a massive, dangerous mountain--with the hopes of finding them before they kill themselves--definitely qualifies. I have not particularly enjoyed my experiences skiing, but the sport is much more enjoyable when experienced through a book.
Over all, it's a very well-balanced book, with intense, suspenseful adventure, romance, and spiritual themes of grace and forgiveness. I definitely recommend reading the other books in the series first, since there are a fair number of characters and complicated relationships, plus a series-long case that has yet to be solved.
Being as the next book doesn't come out for nearly six months, I'm not particularly thrilled with the way this book ended (with quite the teaser of an epilogue). However, it promises another exciting adventure to come! Perhaps the unclosed case will at last be solved . . .
Thank you Revell and NetGalley for proving a free e-book; I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.
1. Wild Montana Skies
2. Rescue Me
3. A Matter of Trust
4. Troubled Waters (January 2018)