This book is my all time favorite book by this author. It is part of the Elite Forces series. It works well as a stand alone book.
Pararescueman Jose Cuervo James is 100% committed to his job and leaves no room for anything else. He is also a recovering alcoholic who can’t seem to come to terms with his past. Stella Carson is an undercover Interpol agent hoping for the “white picket fence” some day. She became an agent in hopes of finding out what really happened to her missionary mother who died in Africa. They are brought together on a high-risk rescue deep in the African jungle.
The author focuses on the mission of rescuing Stella and her fellow hostages and preventing an attack on the US Embassy and First Lady of the United States. Stella and Jose’s romance develops slowly as we learn about each of their pasts with all their flaws and imperfections.
The author writes an intriguing, captivating story with very likable characters. The story is fast-paced and filled with edge of your seat suspense with a few surprises thrown in. You feel like you are in the middle of all the action. There are subplots that keep the story moving and your interest piqued. It’s a book you just can’t put down!