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In the volatile tinderbox of the Horn of Africa, Morgan Adler has made the paleoanthropological find of a lifetime. The discovery brings her to the attention of a warlord eager to claim both Morgan and the fossils, forcing her to make a desperate dash to the nearby US military base to beg for protection.

Master Sergeant Pax Blanchard has orders to intercept Dr. Adler before she reaches the base, and in so doing saves her life. After a harrowing afternoon, he safely delivers her to his commanders, only to find his responsibilities toward protecting the obstinate archaeologist have only just begun. Morgan and Pax are forced to work together in the Djiboutian desert heat, but it is the fire that ignites between them that threatens to combust them both. For the Green Beret, involvement with the woman he must protect is a threat to his career, while for the archaeologist, the soldier is everything she never wanted but somehow can't resist. When Morgan uncovers a mystery surrounding Djibouti's most scarce and vital resource, the danger to her reaches the flashpoint. For Pax, protecting her is no longer a matter of following orders, and he'll risk everything to bring her back alive.

©2017 Rachel Grant (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"This first novel in Grant's Flashpoint series offers a multilayered, suspenseful plot that's strengthened by its appealing characters, strong attention to detail, and a healthy dose of romance." (Kirkus Reviews)
"...gripping suspense with a wonderfully brisk pace..." (Publishers Weekly)
"Tinderbox is raw and energetic, thrills-wise and sex-wise, and offers an exceptional combination of humor, suspense, romance and archaeological details that are always intriguing and never intrusive. This first book in Rachel Grant's Flashpoint series is unexpected and intense from the get-go. With irresistible characters, a rare setting and an inventive, high-powered plot, it's a smartly crafted gem of a story." (USA Today)

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A superbly paced, action-packed, sexy thriller!

Rachel Grant's Tinderbox is a fabulous, edge-of-your-seat story set in one of the most politically unstable regions of the world, the Horn of Africa. Doctor Morgan Adler has been contracted by the Djibouti government to undertake an archaeological survey of the proposed route of a new railway, but when she is threatened by a local warlord, she heads for the US military base at Camp Citron hoping they will be able to protect her and her finds - one of which could well be the archaeological discovery of the decade. Or the century.

Master Sergeant Pax Blanchard is assigned as the head of her protection detail so that she can continue her work; the attraction between them is intense, but he's adamant that pursuing a relationship with Morgan would be unprofessional and tries to keep his distance...

As Morgan continues work on her dig, it becomes clear that the threats she has received may be related to more than her archaeological finds. Someone who had worked in that area previously has disappeared and is presumed dead, Morgan is being targeted... . I’m not going to reveal more about the plot which is complex, incredibly satisfying and very topical, other than to say it’s brilliantly constructed and utterly compelling – this was an audiobook I found very difficult to put aside.

Greg Tremblay is a new-to-me narrator, and I was really impressed with his performance, which is excellent on all counts. There is a large cast of - mostly male - supporting characters, and he does a great job of differentiating between them all using a wide variety of pitch, tone and accent - and his female voices are superb. I really hope he continues to narrate books in this series, and I'll definitely be seeking out more of his work.

Tinderbox is a great listen - I didn't want to put it down!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Action, suspense, loved it!

This book captured my attention immediately and did not let go. Well paced, the story is told as a military romance, but the meat of the book is intrigue and action.
What I liked?
1. Narration by Greg Tremblay was excellent. Clear voicing, paced well and good use of different voices in his repertoire, from the female character to the older general.
2. Action, constant movement, excitement woven through the story to keep character involvement real.
3. Romantic tension: will they, won't they... well played, Rachel Grant, well played
4. Excellent resolution.

I'm in for book 2 whenever it is released. Enjoy this one, it is entertaining!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Tom Clancy meets Romance

Would you listen to Tinderbox again? Why?

I enjoyed the more authentic feeling situational danger like I've read in Tom Clancy's earlier writings. Add the romance and I'm sold! Thanks for the great characters and believable situations.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Tinderbox

Awesome story and awesome sex. Love the narrator too😍 The plot was not only interesting but informative!

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Mostly good

I really enjoyed this book but because of political remarks I will only give it a 4. Those remarks were unnecessary to the story.

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Better than Indiana Jones!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would heartily recommend this audiobook to a friend, especially one working in archaeology. It is a great mixture of archaeological adventure, romance and modern political topics (international relations, bribery, influencing foreign governments, tourism - science - natural resources). And with interesting main figures.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Since I would categorise it as an archaeological romantic adventure, it really keeps one listening - even when one should be working! At least, I tended to prolong my lunch break "for just one more chapter" to see where the story would take the heroine, who was the real culprit and what was the "treasure" all are after.

What does Greg Tremblay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think this story works really well as an audiobook. The cast is small enough (and the names of the protagonists different from each other) that one can keep track even if there are breaks between listening times. Greg Tremblay was able to differentiate the mainly male protagonists and also present the heroine in a convincing way. His pronunciation and tempo were also very well understandable for a non-native English speaker.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Archaeology, Adventure, Suspense and Romance at the Horn of Africa - Heroine Dr Morgan Adler finds herself between fossils, warlords, international interests and the hard muscles of Master Sergeant Pax Blanchard

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Sparks Fly

I loved this book! The author (Rachel Grant) was someone I had read before, but the narrator was new to me. Greg Tremblay did an excellent performance. Both are extremely talented and I will look for more of their work. I found this book to original and it kept me on my toes. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher.

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