Rucker Sloan, thinks all he’s good for is a fighting, killing machine. Long-term relationships are out of the question.
Until he meets a nurse who’d risk her life for someone she doesn’t know…
After her mother died of a broken heart, nurse Nora Michaels joined the Army to do something to help others and to escape her sad memories. Deployed to Afghanistan, she hopes she’s making a difference, especially when she treats a cranky wounded soldier who just might be more broken than she is.
When the local orphanage where she volunteers is overrun by Taliban, Nora and the little orphan girls are kidnapped and taken into the hills where they are to be sold to sex traffickers.
They need a miracle to save them.
Rucker and his team receive intel on the location of the nurse and children taken from the orphanage. In an operation to save them, Rucker and Nora are separated from the others and must traverse enemy territory to find their way back to safety. Along the way, they learn to rely on and trust each other, discovering a passion they never expected to find in the harsh hills of a war-torn country.
I’ve Read Better
Plot-wise it was interesting and suspenseful, character-wise it was shallow and hollow. I barely cared if they made it out and became more invested in seeing the HVT taken out.
Their basic background information was laid out but ultimately felt like it had no bearing on their actions like it should have. If felt like they were just reacting to the events instead of making decisions independently.
Also there’s is the suggestion of a mole on Base but ultimately nothing comes of it.
It is a shallow and poor version of another story I read that did this concept WAY better (‘Securing Caite’ by Susan Stoker).