Peril: A Novel

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Dr. Thomas Reeves is at the pinnacle of his career. The Department of Defense has awarded him a lucrative contract for his new research into superior autobiographical memory, which promises the ability to create combat troops able to quickly learn complex battle plans and enact them perfectly under the most demanding battlefield scenarios.

An elite unit has received neural grafts from fetal cadavers of genetically altered brain cells with enhanced NMDA receptors. The results are...

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Overview

Dr. Thomas Reeves is at the pinnacle of his career. The Department of Defense has awarded him a lucrative contract for his new research into superior autobiographical memory, which promises the ability to create combat troops able to quickly learn complex battle plans and enact them perfectly under the most demanding battlefield scenarios.

An elite unit has received neural grafts from fetal cadavers of genetically altered brain cells with enhanced NMDA receptors. The results are remarkable . . . until the recipients begin suffering hallucinations, nightmares, paralysis, . . . and death. Dr. Reeves searches for answers, but DOD insiders want him to stop the search.

The situation becomes public when pediatric ICU nurse Morgan Adams, Dr. Reeves’s daughter, is taken hostage by three research subjects in an attempt to force Dr. Reeves into disclosing why they are sick. If answers aren’t revealed within twenty-four hours, patients in the pediatric ICU will be killed.

This spine-tingling conclusion to the Bloodline Trilogy raises spiritual and ethical dilemmas torn directly out of today’s headlines. When does life begin? How far does commitment to family go? And can the sins of the father ever be forgiven?

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Editorial Reviews

Julie Cantrell
A nail biting plot, colorful characters, and an inspirational message threaded through, Peril is a must-read.
Sarah Sundin
“Jordyn Redwood does it again . . . with fast-paced action, deft humor, psychological twists, and characters who find strength despite deep wounds. Don’t miss this novel—or this author.”
Sue Harrison
“In this perfect combination of drama and suspense, novelist Jordyn Redwood sets medical research on a crash course against all that makes us human. . . . A high-voltage, non-stop tour-de-force of suspense.”
Richard L. Mabry
“Gripping medical suspense from a writer who knows the profession.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825442131
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Series: Bloodline Trilogy
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 962,254
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jordyn Redwood has specialized in critical care and emergency nursing for seventeen years. A member of both the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Christian Fiction Writers association, Jordyn lives in Colorado.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    I received a copy of PERIL by Jordyn Redwood from Kregel Publica

    I received a copy of PERIL by Jordyn Redwood from Kregel Publications. I have read her other books, PROOF and POISON, in the Bloodline Trilogy, and I didn’t expect anything less than emotion and danger – I received all that and more. I had received POISON from Kregel Publications in the past, but I found PROOF on my own.
    The writing is what I love most about Jordyn Redwood’s literature. The suck you into that place; all of the trials of the world fade and you know only the main character, Morgan. You feel what she feels, you say what she says, and you wince with her when things don’t quite go as planned. Then again, you also cheer with Morgan when everything goes perfectly. One of my favorite lines in the book came on page 94: “…a haunted darkness in her voice.” Lines like that send a chill over your skin.
    I am going to pass this book onto my aunt, who is a nurse like Morgan, and I know she will appreciate the medical references. I’m hoping to get her hooked on this series with me so we can share opinions, and watch for more novels by Jordyn Redwood. Even though this is a trilogy, I’m hoping for a fourth book.

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

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    Jordyn Redwood in her new book, ¿Peril¿ Book Three in the Bloodl

    Jordyn Redwood in her new book, “Peril” Book Three in the Bloodline Trilogy series published by Kregel Publications brings us into the lives of Dr. Thomas Reeves and pediatric nurse Morgan Adams.




    From the back cover:   A serial killer.  A marriage in trouble.  A mysterious medical experiment.  A family full of lies.




    Dr. Thomas Reeves is at the pinnacle of his career. The Department of Defense has awarded him a lucrative contract for his new research into superior autobiographical memory, which promises the ability to create combat troops able to quickly learn complex battle plans and enact them perfectly under the most demanding battlefield scenarios.
    An elite unit has received neural grafts from fetal cadavers of genetically altered brain cells with enhanced NMDA receptors. The results are remarkable . . . until the recipients begin suffering hallucinations, nightmares, paralysis, . . . and death. Dr. Reeves searches for answers, but DOD insiders want him to stop the search.




    The situation becomes public when pediatric ICU nurse Morgan Adams, Dr. Reeves’s daughter, is taken hostage by three research subjects in an attempt to force Dr. Reeves into disclosing why they are sick. If answers aren’t revealed within twenty-four hours, patients in the pediatric ICU will be killed.




    This spine-tingling conclusion to the Bloodline Trilogy raises spiritual and ethical dilemmas torn directly out of today’s headlines. When does life begin? How far does commitment to family go? And can the sins of the father ever be forgiven? 




    Jordyn Redwood has written a trilogy of which “Peril” is the third book.  Each book can stand alone however I would recommend reading each book in order.  Why?  Because characters from the previous two books appear here and have some place in the story.  If not don’t worry you will enjoy this book anyway.  Medical research gone awry, a hostage situation, right to death and possible suicide all play important parts in this high-octane thriller.   Jordyn Redwood is an extremely talented writer who really knows how to tell a story that will grab you and keep you flipping pages until you reach the end.  “Peril” is a very exciting book that will keep you engrossed in the characters as Ms. Redwood puts them through their paces.  I am glad I discovered Jordyn Redwood and am so looking forward to the next book from this very talented author.




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Posted November 18, 2013

    ¿Was it, in the end, beneficial to sell your soul to the devil f

    “Was it, in the end, beneficial to sell your soul to the devil for benefits delivered to the flesh?” (Chapter 21)

    The loss of a child, by whatever means, is brutal on those left behind. Jordyn Redwood, approaches this loss from several different angles in her latest book, Peril. At first, the reader is led to assume the traumatic event at the beginning of the story will be the focus. Then, you are introduced to Morgan and Tyler, and you can almost physically feel the pain of their loss reflected in their marriage. Next, you are introduced to another physician dealing in the field of neuroscience and you are allowed to witness a totally different type of loss. None of these losses or tragic events seem related on the surface, but Jordyn Redwood ties these threads of story together in such a way that you will be gasping for air by the end of the story!

    It’s been a while since I read such a masterfully told suspense tale!! As the reader, I was drawn into the lives of this cast of characters in such a way that at times, this story was almost too painful to read! The residual emotional and spiritual fallout in the lives of each family represented in the story is brutal at times! The clincher is the neuroscience angle!! You will know fear indeed when you consider that our society is playing on the edge of this field in ways that make Redwood’s story almost plausible!! Google it! You’ll see what I’m talking about!!

    Peril releases October 1, 2013, so I don’t want to spoil a moment of this terrific book!! Suffice it to say this is a thriller that will keep you up at night!! The relationships are fragile and very real in their struggles. The scenario that is played out toward the end is very plausible and quite terrifying! Peril is a very taut and satisfying read, and you have much to look forward to!!

    (The Wordsmith Journal strives to guide readers to books of personal interest, with the understanding and respect that what appeals to some may not appeal to others. Therefore we attempt to keep our reviews focused on content, genre and style. The rating is necessary to make use of Goodreads and Amazon. It reflects the reviewer’s own level of enjoyment, but the review is intended to be informative for the benefit of all readers.)

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  • Posted November 17, 2013

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    After reading the first two books in this series, I thought I kn

    After reading the first two books in this series, I thought I knew what to expect from Jordyn Redwood. While Peril was (still) a great book, Redwood delivered a story that is definitely distinct from the rest of the series.

    Peril started out a bit slow for me. However, once the pace picked up, it was pretty much non-stop from there! As each scene changed, I felt so pulled ... wanting to keep reading about the current set, but also wanting to go back to see what was happening elsewhere. There were a couple of really late nights as I stayed up way too late to read "just one more page." I felt the two story arcs were absolutely amazing. There were a few confusing moments as I tried to see if/how they even fit together, but the ending totally made up for any confusion that I had along the way. So good!

    Through the whole book, I LOVED the pro-life theme. Redwood did a fantastic job showing some of the risks with showing apathy toward the unborn. And while heartbreaking, I was so grateful she included some of the "regrets" that people experienced after choosing to abort their babies. Even Morgan's grief over the death of her daughter showed how beautiful life is.

    Peril is an intense read and one I highly recommend! [4 stars]

    I received a free copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

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    In Peril, the final book of the Bloodline Trilogy, Morgan is a n

    In Peril, the final book of the Bloodline Trilogy, Morgan is a nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit. So, she is consistently surrounded by very sick children -- stressful, yes? Now add to that, just a month ago her friend and childcare provider for Teagan, her baby girl, murdered the little girl by shaking her -- oh, no, my heart breaks for Morgan. I understand her anger and attempts to hang on the Teagan. However, her marriage with Tyler is crumbling fast because she can’t let him in. Also, due to complications a few days before Teagan was born Morgan’s kidneys started to fail. She needs a kidney transplant...but does she even want to live?




    Now she learns a secret about parents that continues to shake her foundation of Faith and trust.  This twist also puts her in the middle of a very horrible situation!




    I was able to review all 3 books of the Bloodline, and it’s been quite a ride! I really enjoyed Peril - very fast paced with interesting character and totally fascinating scientific possibilities. I love the experience and the amount of research the author, Jordyn Redwood, brings to her novels. You could read the books of the Bloodline Trilogy -- Proof, Poison, and Peril -- individually and still enjoy a great read. However, I would recommend that you dive in at the beginning.




    As a family interested in action, mysteries, medical and law enforcement books, we will look forward to what Jordyn Redwood writes next! 




    Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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  • Posted November 10, 2013

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    Sometimes it seems when life brings you to the end of your prove

    Sometimes it seems when life brings you to the end of your proverbial rope, it seems like it takes everything we have left just to hang on. That is where we find Morgan Adams, a pediatric nurse who wonders if life is really worth spending more one day among the living. She finds herself at the bottom of the deepest pit. After losing her infant daughter to someone she trusted to care for her, Morgan is facing complications due to a kidney disease that leaves her facing dialysis from her pregnancy and now she faces the depression that almost consumes her. Who wouldn't want to die after being handed those cards to play in life?

    Her only hope comes from her husband, cardiac surgeon Dr. Tyler Adams who has been working on clinical trials with the U.S. Army that have their own unprecedented consequences. It seems like each person who receives a neural graft implant is beginning to have memories haunt them from their former donors. Yet it seems like Dr. Tyler Adams is having his own issues trying to be the strong anchor in the marriage that is literally hanging on by a thread.

    This book is filled with almost every conceivable idea to haunt Tyler and Morgan both members of the medical community. This is truly an edge of your seat roller coaster ride that grips you from the beginning and holds you right over the cliff until the climatic ending. This will definitely be an adrenaline rush from the get go. It's filled with intrigue, suspense, and psychological twists when you least expect it. Along the way you see how a couple is tested by literally going through the fire and coming out with their faith completed tested in every way.

    I received Peril by Jordyn Redwood compliments of Kregel Publications for my honest review and did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable one. This is the third book in the Bloodline Trilogy and while you can definitely read this as a stand alone, you will truly appreciated the storyline with a great understanding by picking up for the first books in the series Proof and Poison. This is such a great book because Jordyn writes from her characters point of views so well you can feel what it's like to be in their situation. Also with an understanding from working in the critical care and emergency nursing, Jordyn puts you literally right in the driver's seat with her characters. The loss of a child by a parent has to be the most heart rendering experience and Jordyn takes us through it from every dimension that a parent would. That's what makes this one truly unforgettable. This one truly rates a 5 out of 5 stars.

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  • Posted September 27, 2013

    The latest book from medical suspense author Jordyn Redwood is l

    The latest book from medical suspense author Jordyn Redwood is layered with tension from the first page. There's a serial killer. A medical experiment that's on the brink of success or terrible failure. A marriage that might not survive an infant's death and so much more. The hospital scenes are so well done, you feel like you're in the middle of the room. Familiar characters from earlier books show up, but you can enjoy this book without having read the first two though you'll understand all the nuances if you do. A good choice for those who love suspense laced with medical scenes. 

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