Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date published: September 2012
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
It’s 1978 and Dorn Wheeler, an explosives expert, is sent with a team to Jordan to protect a US VIP. But it’s not just the bombs that are about to explode. Dorn finds himself highly attracted to Haneen, a senior security expert from Jordan. But is she equally attracted to him or is it just a ploy to get him, or worse still the important person they’re protecting, killed.
While lust is very definitely a part of this story, it’s not a romance and not erotic. In true suspense style every time Dorn thinks he might be about to get lucky something else happens. There are not just bombs in this story, there’re also chases and encounters with potential bad people, and various other suspenseful events. (If I told you about them, I might have to kill you. Oh no, I mean it’d spoil the story.) Dorn and Haneen are wonderfully engaging characters. Haneen is full of spirit, courage and surprises. Dorn is smart and brave. They’re well matched. The rest of Dorn’s team are also well drawn and I like the way the Lieutenant in particular grows and develops, and the flashes of humor in Bat and Ball. Some of Dorn’s thoughts are very funny too. The ending is unexpected and excellent.
KevaD is a pseudonym for a retired army veteran who was a member of the bomb disposal squad at the time this story is set. He writes a tense, suspenseful, and rewarding novel.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.