Hot off her first mission as a Unit 28 contractor agent, Alex Thornton wants nothing more than to focus on building a life with Jabir al-Omri, her best friend and boyfriend of five months.
A secret chains Jabir, one with such dire consequences that seeking freedom from it will cost him dearly. He finds himself caught between honoring those he cares about and being completely truthful with Alex.
Hashim al-Hassan craves vengeance against the woman who deceived him ten years before. The target of his wrath? Alex.
When Alex and Jabir receive an assignment to find the murderers of a shipping executive, their investigation brings them to the attention of Hashim. He begins stalking her. The bodies pile up, and people disappear.
Now, with Alex squarely within Hashim’s crosshairs, Jabir yearns to tell her what he knows. Yet the truth may destroy both her and those she loves the most.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
Alex and Jabir had a rough beginning to their relationship but soon discovered a deep love for the other. They had fulfilled a successful mission for the Unit 28 contractor agency and were looking forward to a restful time to cement their plans for the future...This was not to be!
Hashim al-Hassan hated Alex. She had caught his interest then humiliated him and caused him to look like a fool! He would not rest until she fulfilled his desires, was tortured and killed. He was free of prison. His brother, Tarek, and he had to eliminate a few "loose ends" before he was allowed to capture and carry out his plans wit her. She and Jabir would lead them to all and any who could testify against them.
This is an action-packed espionage story with a slight element of spirituality. The suspense will keep the reader enthralled until the last page!
The characters are described very well, enabling the reader to easily visualize the individual and feel as though he/she is experiencing the events through each character and scene. The Title and Book Cover image are both very fitting.
Reader Beware: There are very graphically violent scenes.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating for this novel.
I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Jennifer Haynie, worker at the Division of Water Infrastructure at the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources by day, novelist by night. I’ve learned quite a bit over the years, not just in the craft of writing, but how to balance my day job, my passion for writing, my marriage, and a healthy social life. Sometimes it feels like walking on a knife’s edge.
On-the-edge suspense. On-the-edge living. I write about both of these on my website, www.jenniferhaynie.com. While I've enjoyed blogging, writing novels is my passion.
I’ve decided that I never take the easy route in things, especially when it comes to writing. As a child, I was a numbers person with mathematics as my favorite subject. In high school, I began writing, even winning a prize for a short story I wrote. Still, numbers and science called me. Rather than take the typical writer’s route of majoring in English, I majored in physics, then proceeded to graduate school in environmental management. During the twists and turns of job changes, writing became one of the constants in my life along with my faith.
One of my author friends told me that a novelist usually has to write about a million words before they get published. I have to agree with her. The vast majority of those words are locked away, never to be consumed by others. But the novel that contains probably my millionth word is the one that got published.
Since then, my life has taken more twists and turns as I’ve continued to learn the craft of writing and develop this gift God gave me. So far, I've published one novel, Exiled Heart, through a publisher, and the second one, Hunter Hunted, via indie publishing. I hope that these two are the start of many more via both routes.
I hope that my writing will speak to you and that you will learn something not only about your characters but about life as well.