To soldier-of-fortune Jeb Sledge, the assignment seemed simple: Rescue an heiress and her journalist friend from Colombian guerrillas and collect a sizable paycheck for his troubles. But things rarely go as planned. After stumbling upon a mass of dead bodies, Kristin Halvorsen isn't about to leave Colombia without the proof she needs for the story of a lifetime, and Sledge soon finds himself ensnared in a chemical-weapons conspiracy that involves civilians, guerillas, and high-ranking government officials.
But neutralizing the factory isn't enough. Where are the weapons that have already been fabricated? Who are the intended targets? How potent and far-reaching are the effects? A pursuit through South America, the U.S. and the Caribbean embroils Sledge and Kristin in a mission to prevent a catastrophic attack - and leaves Sledge fighting to save both their lives.
©2012 Donn Taylor (P)2013 Donn Taylor
I would recommend this book to a friend because it is a well-written and believable story. It leaves out unnecessary sex and violence, and still delivers an action packed tale. It portrays a true hero and heroine and clearly portrays the difference between good and evil.
Seeing the growth of the characters as they proved their worth to society, to each other, and to God (who already knew their value as individuals He made via the author's imagination).
This was the first. He has a number of different voices he mastered for this story. Each was easily distinguishable from the others.
Unexpected Find: Love Mixed with Chemical Weapons
Review Title: Suspense Woven with Romance and Humor (review of Deadly Additive by Donn Taylor)Reviewer: Janice S. Garey***** 5 StarsThe author, Donn Taylor, expertly weaves together a complex tale of suspense involving characters under false identity, a hero type who wants to start a new life without all the excitement and life-threatening adventures, and international bad and good guys. The story worked for me on several levels, although I do not typically read this type novel.The book is high on action for those who like plots to be action driven. The characters are well developed with their motives explored, but the reader does not get so much into their heads as to be distracted from the thickening plot. Romance seems probable between two main characters, but not without hesitations based on past experiences. They start out with low level respect for each other, but as the story puts them in difficult situations, respect and care develop naturally.The characters start with only a little understanding of the Christian faith, but in time and under pressure, they learn how faith in God sustains through the worst of times. I liked the focus on both the individuals and the well-being of the masses who could be terribly damaged by chemical weapons. The self-sacrificial attitude which led to acts to save lives shows the spirit of Christianity in action.My husband and I listened to the Audible audio book version and found it to be well read. I received the paperback book from bookfun.org and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I believe most mature Christian audiences will appreciate this story if they enjoy suspense. I also think those who are not Christian will enjoy the book because it is low key in its treatment of conversations about faith.
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