Series: Elite Force: That Others May Live #4
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on March 5, 2013
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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On This Mission, There Are No Accidents...
Pararesceman Jose “Cuervo” James is the guy they call for the most dangerous assignments. He lives for his job.
On a high-risk rescue deep in the African jungle, Jose encounters sexy, smart Interpol agent Stella Carson. They’d once had an affair that burned hot and fast, but family is everything to Stella, and Jose just can’t go there.
Fate has thrown them into the deadly hot zone together, and sparks will fly... but only if they can live to tell about it.
Stella is on a mission to find out what really happened to her mother all those years ago. The government told her family that her mother had been involved in a car accident, battering her body to the point of unrecognizable. But Stella knows it’s more than that. She blames her mother for leaving her family behind to take care of other children in Africa, while her own children were missing her back home.
As an Interpol agent, she is thrown into some dangerous situations, one that gets her kidnapped when she is undercover as a flighty college student studying abroad in one of the more dangerous areas of Africa. As she tries to make contact with her handlers, she repeatedly informs them that she could use some “Jose Cuervo” — the man she broke up with just a month before.
No matter the break up, Jose is there for her, he and his team rescuing her and the other students that lived, retrieving the bodies of those who didn’t. And from there it’s a matter of finding out what code is woven into a cloth that one of her fellow survivors took from the compound they were being held in.
It’s a semi-fast paced book that will get your heart racing and your mind whirling, trying to figure out who is on which side. And when Stella and Cuervo get back together, the sparks fly in some pretty hot scenes (and not just because they’re in Africa).
This whole series, by Catherine Mann, is definitely a great one, and it’s one that I’m reading through the previous books now. I can’t get enough of the pararescumen (no matter how many times spell-check tells me that’s wrong) and their alpha-superman complexes. I want one of my own.
Definitely a four out of five flowers!