When Badger Horley, a SEAL, and the rest of his eight-man unit hit an antitank landmine on a routine reconnaissance mission, all were badly injured, but one of his men died. Having only joined a year before, he’d been the youngest member of the squad. Mouse left behind unanswered questions about his life…along with seven team members who aim to see that his tragic death is brought home to those responsible.
Badger’s path back to health is a long and difficult one, but revenge drives him out of bed every single day of his life. Someone modified orders the morning of the incident, sending his unit straight over that landmine. At the time the altered route had been given to him, he’d been curious but not unduly concerned. What happened to his squad has brought unwavering clarity: Those last-minute changes and the explosion that shattered his team were deliberate–and he means to catch the perpetrator if it’s the last thing he ever does.
Kat Greenwald watches the man she’s falling in love with fester a little more each time they’re together. Refusing to give himself time to heal, not surprisingly he hasn’t taken to his prosthetic well. As a prosthetic designer, she’s dealt with men and women in endless physical and emotional states. Badger is different. He’s driven, determined and deadly, but she can’t help her feelings despite the negatives. She’s hooked on a man whose sole concern seems to be in getting retribution for the incident that left his team in shards…while all she wants is a future happily-ever-after with him. Kat has a long road ahead of her to convince Badger a life filled with love is always preferable to answers that can only be gained at the risk of dying to get them.
While this book was fast moving it was terrific that they meld together as a ‘family’ when one is in need of help. We should all realise there are times we need to do this to bring peace to our Souls. Thank you Dale
A great read
A Fast paced engaging novel. Characters are solid. I feel like I know them personally. Definitely need to read the rest of the series or I will be restless wondering what Badger and the others are up to.
Was that even a story?
This book sounded promising, but again I found myself disappointed and underwhelmed. The main characters were bland and their relationship didn’t really change from first chapter to the last.
Also the plot was all over the shop. One moment the book was about finding out why the team was hit, and then BOOM! Coins, kidnapping and attempted/actual murder. Too much flip-flop between the two ideas as well, not to mention the mystery of her being targeted wasn’t much of a mystery and was solved when it started, they just had to track down the people involved which took WAY too much time given they had wanted Kat dead.
And then there was the awkward dialogue. Some seemed fine (if a little clichéd) and other times it was out of character and was grammatically (in the sense of how people naturally speak IRL) incorrect and awkwardly written.
But the cherry on top was that I basically had to make up my own POV (Point of View) character in order to keep things interesting in my own head.
Not the authors best attempt, but I’ve also read worse.