Midnight Rescue (Killer Instincts Series #1)

Midnight Rescue (Killer Instincts Series #1)

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by Elle Kennedy
     
 

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Dangerous. Ruthless. Savage. And she's the good guy.

Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now, she's a cunning and fearless assassin thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment, using everything she has-nerve, resilience, strength, sex-to come out on

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Overview

Dangerous. Ruthless. Savage. And she's the good guy.

Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now, she's a cunning and fearless assassin thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment, using everything she has-nerve, resilience, strength, sex-to come out on top. Her only rule: trust no one.
Abby's latest assignment is in Columbia: go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as back-up. His mission: get Abby out of that hell hole.

The last thing Kane expects is to feel a primal attraction for Abby. But when she convinces him to join her on her perilous mission, their newfound passion could put the lives of their whole team at risk.

Editorial Reviews

Shannon K. Butcher
“With a large cast of colorful characters, multiple, intertwined plot threads, and sick, twisted villains, Midnight Rescue is a high stakes story about overcoming the darkest, most depraved side of humanity. Fans will be eager to see what Ms. Kennedy has in store for her mercenaries."
Romantic Times
"Kennedy kicks off a gritty and thrilling new romantic suspense series with a heroine who is every bit as lethal as her hero... The action is raw and deadly, and the passion sizzling. Romantic suspense just gained a major new player!"
From the Publisher
“With a large cast of colorful characters, multiple, intertwined plot threads, and sick, twisted villains, Midnight Rescue is a high stakes story about overcoming the darkest, most depraved side of humanity. Fans will be eager to see what Ms. Kennedy has in store for her mercenaries." — Shannon K. Butcher

"Kennedy kicks off a gritty and thrilling new romantic suspense series with a heroine who is every bit as lethal as her hero... The action is raw and deadly, and the passion sizzling. Romantic suspense just gained a major new player!" — Romantic Times, 4.5 stars

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451236586
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Killer Instincts Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
176,617
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Allyson Ryan has narrated over eighty audiobooks, among them On the Divinity of Second Chances by Kaya McLaren, for which Allyson received an AudioFile Earphones Award. She can also be heard in commercials, animation, video games, and promos. She has an extensive stage resume and can be seen as "Mom" in TV shows and commercials.

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Midnight Rescue: Subtitle to Come 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Elle Kennedy as I have been looking for a new author that writes in the romantic suspense genre. I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this book with both strong female and male lead characters. I cannot wait to read the next in this new series.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
Violent Storyline: MIDNIGHT RESCUE is the first installment in Elle Kennedy’s adult, contemporary Killer Instincts military, romantic suspense series focusing on a group of highly trained men and women who go deep undercover to get the job done. This is assassin specialist Abby Sinclair and mercenary Kane Woodland’s storyline. Told from several third person perspectives MIDNIGHT RESCUE focuses on the rescue of Abby Sinclair and a group of adolescent teen girls about to be auctioned off as sexual slaves. Abby is an alpha female; a warrior whose cold façade is as cold as her heart, and she isn’t afraid to use her body to get what she wants. Hoping to find the location of the young girls, Abby reveals her undercover operation to the Columbian in charge, and finds herself the victim of torture and abuse. Enter Kane Woodland, and his fellow team members who make it their business to rescue Abby, not only from her captors but from herself. The storyline follows Abby’s rescue and recovery, the plans to extricate the young girls, and the building relationship between Abby and Kane Woodland. The only problem-Abby doesn’t do nice; doesn’t do relationships; and doesn’t do love. Everything about Abby is emotionally distant, and in this she is willing to sacrifice herself to save the others. Abby’s past is mired in physical and sexual abuse, and herein lies the crux of the heroine’s personality. The secondary and supporting characters are engaging, colorful and control a good portion of the storyline. We are introduced to all of Kane’s fellow team members who, like Kane, are specially trained mercenaries skilled in combat and rescue but it is apparent that each alpha male has a dark and tormented past; Abby’s mentor and superior Noelle, as well as Isabel Roma who goes under cover with Kane’s broken and guilt ridden teammate Trevor Callaghan. Isabel and Trevor’s storyline will be told in book three-Midnight Games. MIDNIGHT RESCUE is a well written, graphically violent storyline with rape, torture, child sex trade, suicide and murder. Elle Kennedy goes for the jugular with her no nonsense story where nothing is off limits including the emotional violation of the human psyche. I am not sure if the author is going for shock value or sensationalism but Kennedy’s characters have not had an easy life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry but this book is really hard to swallow. One minute Abby is so weak she has to have help getting in the house then the next minute she is jogging up the stairs after Kane. She can't go on the mission because she has a broken wrist and ribs but then she and Kane are having a kickboxing match. REALLY????? A little consistency would be nice. Struggled through 100 pages and gave up. Sure wish i understood where all the 4 and 5 star ratings came from.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Elle Kennedy! And this book did not disapoint. It was full of suspence, action and romance. I also enjoyed the substory it got me into izzy snd trev enough to be excited for their story! Ms. Kennedy made the emotions between abby and kane real, not mushy and unbelievable. I absolutly recommend this book to others.
Book_WhispererJO More than 1 year ago
Reviews PlateAnybody looking for action, intensity, and passion will love this novel. Abby is your amazing heroine with a dark and dangerous personality. I love the woman assassins angle, and lord knows I am a sucker for independent and dangerous women. She reminds me an awful lot of my favorite character Cat from the Vampire Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. Elle Kennedy writes all of her characters similar to that of Frost’s beloved series. With each and every detailed personality I have grown to love all of them uniquely. The storyline that accompany is refreshing and suspenseful; keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout. As an awesome debuting novel for the Killer Instincts series my anticipations are high for the books to come. Kennedy is not afraid to shock and disgust readers will the dark and evil nature of the world. Although, impressively she will broaden the story to include a glimmer light of honesty and love that will have readers white knuckled on her roller coaster of emotions. Overall, she offers a honest, but brutal read that will hold you in its clutches till the very end.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Of all the romance genres, romantic suspense is probably the one I shy away from the most. I've definitely enjoyed some good books in that genre, but have had nearly as many failures as successes, so I'm not always quick to pick one up. After thoroughly enjoying Elle's Brazen books and her new adult Off-Campus series – and seeing an author whose work I love talk about this series on Twitter, I knew I had to give it a try. I am so flipping glad I did, too. I *really* enjoyed this and have already chucked aside other review books to start the second book in the series.  It didn't take long at all for me to get sucked into Abby and Kane's story and to get involved in the lives of the other characters in this book. I like that while it was obvious this was primarily about Abby and Kane, we were introduced to several other characters and got the backstories of several of them. Abby was a bada$$ and I liked her from the start. She was rough around the edges and not like most of the women I find in the books I typically read, but that was what I liked about her. She was edgy, brave and driven. But, as much as I liked those qualities, I couldn't help but appreciate the way Kane was able to draw another, softer side from her. Kane was hot, sexy and protective – just like I like my alpha males. They were an explosive match and the slow burn of sexual tension was nearly as intense as the action surrounding the rescue storyline.  Midnight Rescue was sexy, suspenseful and all-consuming. I read this one from cover to cover, so to speak, in the matter of just a few hours. Unfortunately for me, I started it right before bed one night and actually dreamt about it. That's how invested in the story I was. I'm only a chapter or so into the second book right now, but I can tell you already there will be no rest until I finish it. I need more of all of the characters. I've already started pairing people off in my head, so I can't wait to see if it all plays out like I want it to. And, of course, I want to see what kind of situations they find themselves in along the way.  I'm completely and totally hooked. And the best thing? By waiting until now to read them, I can totally binge-read. And, believe me, I will.  I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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ilivetoread52 More than 1 year ago
This is my first time read from Elle Kennedy. A lot of action that keeps you interested in the story.Will have to check out some of her other Novels.
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PJ16 More than 1 year ago
This was a new author for me and I was not disappointed.  Great story with great characters and lots of action.  I liked both strong male and female characters and the romance that sparks between Abby and Kane. I am very glad I picked up the book and can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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SirenJC More than 1 year ago
This was such an awesome story, I couldn’t put it down. Abby is a tough as nails woman who is fearless when it comes to her job as an assassin. She will use anything to accomplish her job. Abby’s childhood is horrible and I can hardly imagine how a child will turn out after such a beginning in life. These characters have such a diverse background from each other but somehow they create an outstanding group of men and women who are all after one thing, making a difference in people’s lives. Abby meets Kane at her very lowest physically. She is beaten to an inch of her life but it was all for a reason. When Kane rescues Abby, they form a tenuous friendship eventually they can’t resist the passion that they share. Their relationship will be put to the test when Abby must face off with the man who beat her and Kane must decide, help Abby or continue with the mission. I can’t wait to see what Elle has in store in other ‘Killer Instinct’ novels. I hope D is the next story, there wasn’t enough of him in “Midnight Rescue’. ¿
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sweettfp More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!! It has amazing characters and a well written story line. Truly a must read!!