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Publisher Description

I knew the risks of this job when I signed on with Jameson Force Security. Knew my time as a marine would prepare me for the danger I would face. But no amount of training could have ever prepared me for the helplessness of watching my teammates die, the agonizing mental and physical pain of torture, or the despair of captivity. 

Returning home to Pittsburgh following a mission gone wrong, I am riddled with guilt and haunted by nightmares. I spend my days trying to regain the parts of myself I lost in that desert, the pieces that made me the Malik Fournier I once was. While the physical effects of my torture are fading, the emotional ones are proving much more stubborn and I find solace from the last person I should ever seek such comfort. 

Anna Tate lost even more than I did in that mission. Now a widow and a single mom to the daughter she gave birth to shortly after her husband’s death, Anna offers me comfort I don’t deserve. As my feelings for Anna grow, I worry that once she learns the truth about what happened, she’ll turn her back on me. 

I pull her to me just as tightly as I push her away. Hoping this forbidden love will save me from the ghost I’ve become.

Aaron Shedlock, Virginia Rose
hr min
June 30
Big Dog Books, LLC

Customer Reviews

charlligirl ,


Wow!!!! I devoured this book. I have been waiting for this book since Malik went missing in Syria. I have mixed emotions about this book. I loved it, it was eye opening and yet I'm a little sad now that I have the full story. Why sad? Because I don't think this book can be topped.

Malik lost a piece of himself in Syria during captivity. No surprise. But to find that missing piece in the wife of a teammate he lost in Syria has to be one of the hardest emotional roller coasters ever. And let's not forget bro-code.

Anna lost her husband on a mission gone bad. She became a single mother weeks later. But she found a piece of herself when she convinced Kynan to give her a job as his Admin. Then Malik is found and she is relieved. Is she really over losing Jimmy? Is she ready to move on?

This book was chock full of emotions. The guilt, self recrimination, and emotional toll being in captivity for 5 months took on Malik. The self exploration of her own desires and figuring out what Jimmy would have wanted for Anna. The long talks. The maintenance repairs. There was just so much going on in this book. I could NOT put it down. Now, I'm sad that it's over. I waited so long for this book, the anticipation and now it's just over. I want more.

This is only my second audiobook by Aaron Shedlock, but he is truly amazing. The last book I listened to that he narrated, he had a South African accent. In this book he's Canadian/American with a gruffness to his voice. He embodies the characters. He truly becomes them. I love Virginia Rose as Anna. She shows her strength and her fear. Her joy and fun side as well as her serious side. This was a great pairing for this book.

ajmeyer1966 ,

Loved it!!

Malik Fournier was on a mission for Jameson Force Security when he was taken prisoner. That same mission killed two of his teammates. After months in captivity, Malik is rescued. As he begins to heal physically, mentally he is suffering from survivors’ guilt.

Anna Tate lost her husband on the same mission Malik was taken captive. She is now learning to live her life as a single mother. As her and Malik bond over the loss of her husband, seems to be the only one that truly understands Malik. Their chemistry is instant and as their friendship turns into more, will Anna and Malik be able to put their issues aside to finally get their happily ever after.

This is truly one of the best Jameson Force stories.

Bette H ,

A Riveting & Heartfelt Story! Brilliant Listen🎧📚🎧

Code Name: Ghost
Jameson Force Security, Book 5
By: Sawyer Bennett
Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock, Virginia Rose

I loved this book, it is a beautiful written story of two people who suffered from tragedy and loss. Malik was on a mission with other members of Jameson Force Security, it was supposed to be an in and out rescue mission but things went bad when they were ambushed from behind, two members of his team were killed and he was taken hostage, held for five months in an hole in the ground somewhere in a Syrian desert. He was tortured and was not sure what his future held, he was doubtful he even had one. Jameson Force Security lead by Kynan, did not give up on finding him, it took them months to locate him but they did and the team went in and rescued Malik. Kynan, one of my favorite characters in this series, looks out for his men, he wanted to make sure Malik got the help he needed not allowing him to go back to full duty until he was cleared. Anna Tate’s life was forever changed, she lost her husband and gave birth to his daughter several months after the loss, a bittersweet moment for her. She is learning how to live again, she is now working at Jameson Force Security and coming to terms with being a single mom. She was happy to hear that Malik was rescued, she only met him briefly before he left on the mission so she was not expecting to feel such a strong connection to him as she did. I felt the two were perfect for each other and together. Two wounded souls with broken hearts, hers for losing her husband his for the guilt he felt for the failed mission. I love how their story played out, it is beautiful plotted with plenty of drama, a bit of angst, many heart filling emotions and the start of a wonderful romance. Sawyer Bennett did a great job covering survivor’s guilt and PTSD. I loved how realistic and relatable the characters are, it is easy to see and understand what they are going thru. Also loved Malik’s connection to Cold Fury Hockey. Thank you for another awesome book, I know I said it before but this is definitely one of my favorites of yours, one of many.

Aaron Shedlock and Virgin’a Rose are talented narrator and versatile voice artists. They bring the characters to life naturally and with ease, giving each their own voice. They do an awesome job portraying each characters, I loved Aaron’s Malik, he captured his true persona and sounded just as I pictured him to sound. His Kynan was perfection too, great job with the British accent. Virginia’s Anna was spot on too. Both are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧

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