Defender

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The sizzling first book in the Dark Ops Defenders series.

When a USO boat goes down in flames, pilot Jimmy Gage pulls a scantily clad Chloe Nelson out of sharkfilled waters. Chloe isn’t looking for a jet-jock to be her bodyguard—until she finds herself side by side with Gage on a dangerous mission.

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Overview

The sizzling first book in the Dark Ops Defenders series.

When a USO boat goes down in flames, pilot Jimmy Gage pulls a scantily clad Chloe Nelson out of sharkfilled waters. Chloe isn’t looking for a jet-jock to be her bodyguard—until she finds herself side by side with Gage on a dangerous mission.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425228029
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/7/2009
  • Series: Dark Ops Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 244,094
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

RITA Award winner Catherine Mann lives in Florida with her military flyboy husband and their four children. Visit her website at www.catherinemann.com.

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  • Posted April 29, 2009

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    Another Great book

    Catherine Mann's Defender is a fast paced ride of suspense and action.

    Captain Jimmy "Hotwire" Gage has enough on his plate trying to locate a missing crew member. He isn't all that happy to have to fish out the USO performers from the Mediterranean Sea after their ship exploded. His first look at performer Chloe Nelson gets all his engines revving.

    Orchestra conductor Chloe Nelson decides performing for the USO is a great way to give back. A young female soldier saved her life many years ago by giving her a kidney after she died. Chloe wasn't expecting to be thrust in the center of a terrorist attack overseas. With the tour in danger her rescuer Jimmy Gage and his tem are assigned to protect the tour members. Chloe's first tempting kiss from Jimmy has her wanting more then just a quick fling.

    When the terror strikes closer and closer it puts Jimmy and Chloe's new found relationship in jeopardy.

    Catherine Mann does military romance with the best of them. The military jargon and missions is top notch and pulse pounding. The romance of Chloe and Jimmy seamlessly flows and adds a deep dimension to a already spectacular story. You will devour her books and keep them in your heart.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Awesome

    Really different ,ind of romance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Liked it

    ## Liked it but didn't love it. The story seemed a little convoluted to me and the sex scenes were a disappointment.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

    Defender

    I really liked the book, very good cast of characters. Gage sounds like a hunk. I also like the other story lines, what's going to happen to Lieutenant Colonel Scanlon and the singer,Livia? Mike Nunez and Anya? This is a keeper!

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    Go Test Team

    Love me some military men. mmmhmmm yummy. If Jimmy Gage was anything less wow, the words leave me! I will continue to read this series as long as Cathrine continues to write. Avid fan for sure! Go Test Team woo hoo!!!

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  • Posted July 20, 2009

    explosive!!!

    Loved it. Edge of your seat suspense.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    Exciting new series from Catherine Mann!

    Catherine Mann's first book in the brand new Dark Ops Defenders series is jam-packed with action, suspense, and her trademark to-die-for characters. The military suspense is unique, current, and all too possible, yet the romance between Jimmy and Chloe sizzles, making The Defender a book at the top of my romantic suspense recommended reading list. Can't wait for Hotshot, coming up next!!

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  • Posted February 27, 2009

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    This exciting first Darks Ops military thriller hooks the audience from the opening suspense laden scene

    In Afghanistan, with his mentor and partner Major Nathan "Socrates" Breuer unconscious and his C-12 nose diving with smoke coming from the tail, Captain Jimmy Gage knows he must land the plane safely and pray for help to arrive fast. He succeeds in getting them to the ground, but his prayer is answered by insurgents who execute Breuer on the spot and take Jimmy prisoner. Tortured by the enemy, his only regret is he left his fallen comrade behind; vowing never again.

    Three years later, Jimmy, who escaped from the enemy, is escorting a boat filled with USO performers when the vessel explodes. Jimmy rescues several survivors including beautiful Chloe Nelson. She had joined the troupe to pay homage to the late soldier who donated a kidney that saved her life. As their respective hearts hotwire love, the pair finds themselves struggling to survive while on a dangerous mission.

    This exciting first Darks Ops military thriller hooks the audience from the opening suspense laden scene and never loosens the tension until the end. The key to this taut story line is the lead couple whose attraction can light up the country, but keep their romantic inclinations in check as survival and mission come first. Fans who relish an exciting military thriller with a romantic subplot will wan to fly with Jimmy and Chloe.

    Harriet Klausner

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