Danger Close

Danger Close

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by Lindsay McKenna
     
 

New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna brings us the exciting beginning of her Shadow Warriors series…

Placing women in ground combat is only a test for Congress, but for volunteer Corporal Cathy Fremont it's life…and probably death. In the exotic jungles of Thailand, she's trapped in a hotbed of

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New York Times bestselling author Lindsay McKenna brings us the exciting beginning of her Shadow Warriors series…

Placing women in ground combat is only a test for Congress, but for volunteer Corporal Cathy Fremont it's life…and probably death. In the exotic jungles of Thailand, she's trapped in a hotbed of deception and abuse because the enemy she can't escape is on her side of the battle line. One risk she doesn't need is an alliance with a marine, but trusting intense Captain Jim Boland might be her only chance of survival.

Caught in the crosshairs of danger and political intrigue, Jim must sacrifice his hidden agenda to protect the woman who reawakens the passion inside him. But deadly corruption is closer than they think, and may destroy them both.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459253858
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
09/16/2013
Series:
Shadow Warriors , #1
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
79,894
File size:
674 KB

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Meet the Author

A U.S. Navy veteran, she was a meteorologist while serving her country. She pioneered the military romance in 1993 with Captive of Fate, Silhouette Special edition.  Her heart and focus is on honoring and showing our military men and women.  Creator of the Wyoming Series and Shadow Warriors series for HQN, she writes emotionally and romantically intense suspense stories. Visit her online at www.LindsayMcKenna.com.

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Danger Close 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 38 reviews.
sherox More than 1 year ago
I really liked the story line. It was hard to put down once you started it.
jr347 More than 1 year ago
Danger Close has a good story line. The characters come alive. There is danger and romance which to me are important ingredients to a good read.
DaleDL More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, I'll be watching for the sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fist 50 pages are heavy on defining military training tactics. It starts out dry but if you hang in there the story gets riveting and well worth the ready.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very slow beginning but glad i continued reading. Great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Three stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
never read the book about the military before. thoroughly enjoyed it.
MissLML More than 1 year ago
Another HUGE winner for Lindsay McKenna! DANGER CLOSE was originally released in 1999 as an ebook titled Valkyrie. It was an incredible ground breaking, award winning e-book of the year in 2000! The novel’s concept of a hypothetical 1 year trial of women serving in military combat positions, the WLF (Women’s Liberation Forces), remained highly relevant. You can now see reality in 2013 with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta opening the doors for women to fill military combat positions. This author must have been psychic! In this story, the WLF is headed by Major Louise Lane whose vicious drive to get ahead caused Corporal Cathy Fremont, USMC, to become her scapegoat. Colonel Mackey who commanded a brigade of Marines fighting nearby also used Cathy while attempting to further his own career. For good measure you can throw unsavory politicians and shady doctors into the mix. DANGER CLOSE reveals the many sides of what can happen with women in combat, their trials, challenges, the politics and the power plays that surround such a monumental event. You have to admire and respect those who are willing to enter this arena. Cathy has a background as an orphan. She became a prime candidate for entering the WLF trial program as she desperately craved a sense of belonging. Over many years she faced extreme hardships but amazingly never lost her enormous caring heart. This was the quality Captain Jim Boland, USMC and company XO was drawn to. He readily saw that Cathy retained her compassion and concern for her fellow female comrades to the extent that she’d risk the wrath of her superiors while continuing to do what she felt was best to keep everyone safe and alive. I absolutely relished Cathy’s shooting competition with a spiteful Army Ranger. Her actions spoke well for her as she won impressively, thus earning an apology and respect for herself and Boland’s male recon platoon that she was temporarily embedded within. I couldn’t help but vigorously root for her and cheered loudly upon her victory!!! Trust has been a BIG issue for Corporal Fremont. It has been abused and tested many times over. There were times s when she was definitely beaten down but never out due to her amazing inner strength. Near the end of a vicious interrogation, her most compelling statement was that she was neither For or Against women in combat roles as war never determines who’s right or wrong – only who’s left to remember it! There were many gut wrenching plot twists and turns to keep your interest. I had to continue reading to find out what happened next. The love that grew between Cathy and Jim was sorely tested, but finally triumphed and brought them both safely over the finish line! He eventually came thru for her and they beat the odds together. Now I anxiously await the follow up book Down Range, HQN, in DEC ’13.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
will look for more of her stories...
sharon1JT More than 1 year ago
This book started out really good, but somewhere along the line I lost interest in Cathy. If the women in this book were meant to inspire us to join the military, the plan was a dismal failure. All in all, it was a good story. This book had tons of deceit and treachery, and mixed in between all that was the love interest. Ok, the last third of the book more than made up for what was lacking in the previous third. I certainly agree that if a woman chooses to go into the military, it’s her right to be on the front lines. She’s been dying for our country since forever, now is the time to acknowledge that fact.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waiting for the next book in series. This one was well written and very interesting. Couldn't put it down as it kept moving very well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As others have written, the beginning is slow but that didn't stop me and I'm glad! Great book, looking forward to next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent storyline, character development, length, and well written. Well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good story, but it was a predictable storyline. I was in the military and married a Marine. I really like the captains recon group, I can picture the characters. It is understandable why the men don't want women in combat. There are several reasons and one wasn't covered. My husban asked me what can happen to a female soldier if captured that men don't have to worry about. His answer was rape.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! This is one of the best Military Romantic Suspense Novels I have ever read. And no wonder really, as it is written by one of the pioneers of the genre. The story grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go until the last. At over 400 pages, this is a well-written, complex narrative, with deep characterizations,and compelling scenes. The emotion between Cathy and Jim can be so distinctly felt as they struggle against the adversity they face not only from the jungles of Thailand, but also from the political power plays of the characters surrounding them. This is not your typical Romantic Suspense where good and evil are clearly defined. There are many shades of grey to this story which will have you questioning the motivations of each character as you navigate the twists and turns in the story. This is the first book I have read by this author, but will definitely not be the last. Lindsay McKenna's catalog of work now resides firmly at the top of my To-Be-Read Pile.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tiresome to read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is okay. I just found it too predictable. Another love story with a war as the setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nook lovr
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very engaging characters, plot and story line! Its a very detailed read, so for military novices, like myself, its easy to follow and understand. This is a very emotional book, I teared up during a few scenes, but it has the truth and turmoil of war, its repercussions and the poor decisions people make to get to the top. Cathy and Jim's love story is an added bonus plus all of the other characters! They are a matched pair that go way beyond the call of duty to love and protect each other! I can't wait to read book two... SR
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