Cover Fire

Cover Fire

by Jess Anastasi
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Cover Fire by Jess Anastasi

If the assignment is crazy, dangerous, or a little of both, Sub-Lieutenant Sebastian Rayne can’t help but take on the challenge. So when Command Intelligence tags him to fly one of their agents behind enemy lines, it seems like just another routine death-defying mission. Crash landing on the planet was a piece of cake, but the gorgeous agent he delivered safely to her meeting is now believed dead and he must return to retrieve her body.

After Agent Jenna Maxwell realizes her own people attempted to have her killed, she enlists the hot stick jockey’s help. His new mission? Sneak her back onto his ship to ferret out who wanted to get rid of her and why. But she fears her growing feelings for Seb have blinded her to his reckless insistence on helping her stay alive, and his rash behavior will cause them both to lose their lives.

Each book in the Valiant Knox series is a standalone and can be enjoyed out of order.

Series Order:
Book #1 Escape Velocity
Book #2 Damage Control
Book #3 Cover Fire

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640631021
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/19/2017
Series: Valiant Knox , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 387
Sales rank: 373,076
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jess has been making up stories ever since she can remember. Though her messy handwriting made it hard for anyone else to read them, she wasn’t deterred and now she gets to make up stories for a living. She loves loud music, a good book on a rainy day, and probably spends too much time watching too many TV shows. Jess lives in regional Victoria, Australia, with her very supportive husband, three daughters, two hyper-active border collie dogs, and one cat who thinks he’s one of the kids.

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Cover Fire 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Splashesintobooks1 8 months ago
Rating 4.5/5 Right from the start this is an action packed science fiction romance, a page turner packed with suspense, suspicion and danger. This highly skilled author writes evocatively, bringing the scenarios and characters vividly to life in the imagination of the readers. Jenna is an undercover agent, used to working on her own and being self reliant, determined and an expert spy. Seb is the dare devil pilot taking her on her mission in a decrepit spaceship. After a dramatic crash landing life for the pair will never be the same as they discover someone has ordered her assassination . . . . As the two work together to discover who is out to get her - and why - there’s never a dull moment through the rest of this enthralling story. If you enjoy superbly crafted suspense filled mysteries with an added twist of both science fiction and romance definitely check out this book and the series. Whilst it is the third story in the series it can be read and enjoyed even if you haven’t read the others. However, I suspect that after reading this you’ll be tempted to check the other two books out, too - I’m certainly planning on doing so! I requested and was gifted a copy of this novel via NetGalley; this is my honest opinion after choosing to read the book.
Lorizen 8 months ago
I'm not typically a sci-fi type reader, but I loved this book! It took me two days to read because I devoured every single word, every nuance, every detail between Agent Jenna Maxwell and Sub-Lt. Seb Raynes. Hot! Briefly, Jenna is sent on a secret mission by her CI handler, Seb is tagged to fly her deep into enemy territory and leave her to complete her mission. Since this is futuristic, Jenna is disguised save her eyes. She's cold and distant to Seb's playful, self assured, hot fighter pilot. The banter between these two was ridiculously funny at times and painfully serious at others. Seb takes Jenna to her destination and returns back to his station only to be sent out on a return trip, one to retrieve the body of the dead agent Maxwell, more importantly the information she was there to retrieve. When he arrives, he looks for her but seeing something else and then there she stands alive. He knows because it's her eyes, the eyes he's so taken with. Jenna has been set up, she's now sporting her real appearance which no one has ever seen, even her handler and her big problem is figuring out who ordered her death. Seb agrees to help her out and together they devise a story that will bring her aboard ship and she'll fit in. Meanwhile as a trained agent, she's got plenty of gadgetry at her disposal and uses it. The main body of the story focuses on who is on what side and essentially who ordered her death and now someone is after Seb, being attacked twice, there's no mistake here that someone is cleaning house. There's plenty of mystery, espionage, thrill and a nice sprinkle of romance (bring a fan) in this story and so many twists and turns, I really stayed glued to the pages, flipping needing to know what was going to happen. The characters from the previous two books make their appearances as well, playing a couple pivotal roles in this story. They really added to the story as secondary characters. For my first serious spin around the block with a story like this, I couldn't have picked a better book. It had everything and more. It was the blurb that lured me in. The book is really a must read whether you're a sci-fi fan or not, I guarantee you'll love it. Amazing book Jess! **arc from NetGalley and Entangled in exchange for a fair review**
n7kk7br00ks 8 months ago
Agent Jenna Maxwell has a new undercover assignment and needs a ride down to Ilari. Enter Sub-Lt. Seb Raynes. Seb is still in a funk after realising he had been friends with a traitor. But when he's given babysitting duty for a CI spy he's not a happy chappie. When they later go behind enemy lines, Jenna is dropped off and Seb makes his way back to the ship. But he is told to return as Jenna is now dead and he is to retrieve information from her corpse! Jenna managed to make it out of the trap set for her alive. Now she and Seb have to return to the ship and investigate who set her up and why. Just as well part of her arsenal of spy gadgets are facial altering gizmos! Jenna starts off quite cold but you soon see past the facade to the warm, intelligent and loyal woman beneath. Similarly, Seb presents a playboy outlook to the universe but he feels things deeply, especially betrayal. They have plenty of sparky banter and I loved the way the kind of goad each other into doing what they want! All the CI spies kind of remind me of the fembots from Austin Power! That kind of plasticised, bland pretty package hiding deadliness. Plenty of mystery, thrills/spills and romance and a great paced story. I really love SCi Fi romance and this series has been amazing so far. I cannot wait to see what happens between CAFF and a certain male who rubs her the wrong way!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA 8 months ago
Cover Fire may be the best in this series to date. Seb is not a total Alpha but he is kind, funny and troubled. CI Agent Jenna Maxwell has been in the game too long. She has lost touch with the girl she used to be and is in danger of becoming a cold unfeeling weapon the Command Intelligence folks throw at whatever they want dead. This is not a case of insta-love it will take almost getting killed to bring these two together but once they fall nothing and no one is going to break them apart. I enjoy this series and can’t wait to see what is brewing between Brenn and Cam.
Brigittehf 8 months ago
Great read Cover Fire is a SciFi taking place in outer space where conflicts abound and double agents have infiltered the Command Intelligence. A war against technology! Seb is the best fighter pilot in the organisation. He has a terrific sense of humour and appears to be too laid back but there is more to him that meets the eyes. Except for his looks! Tessa is one of the best secret agents. She has dedicated the last ten years, putting on various guises and she no longer remembers who she really is. Interacting with others outside her missions is uncomfortable! Seb is given the task of transporting Jenna to her next mission behind enemy lines. Drop her off and return to base. Simple? The first hurdle is navigating the ship that they have been allocated, then avoiding being detected by the enemy. As soon as Seb returns, he is summoned and ordered to go straight back to retrieve Jenna's body. What he finds when he gets there is a total surprise. Jenna has realised that there is a conspiracy and is determined to get to the bottom of its origin. Seb believes in her and together, they embark on a treacherous and dangerous journey. They didn't expect to fall for each other though. Seb is cautious because he has been so badly betrayed that it still stings. Jenna is surprised at her reaction to him, and the current situation doesn't bode well for either of them. Identifying the moles proves to be dangerous. The traitors play their cards well and they are lethal. Seb puts his life on the line for Jenna and she is prepared to do the same. Their interactions are witty but passionate and loving. The plot is strong and convincing. The team spirit of the stick hockeys is examplary. This novel is full of suspense. It had me guessing and on the edge of my seat most of the time. It's so well constructed that it's like watching a movie. I received a complimentary eARC from the publisher via NetGalley and the views expressed are my personal opinion.
Rhianona 8 months ago
Sub-Lieutenant Sebastian Rayne is a pilot on the Valiant Knox who is tasked with flying CI Agent Jenna Branson behind enemy lines for her mission. When he’s sent to retrieve her body, he discovers that the CI Agent is not dead – but someone wants her to be. Sneaking her back to the ship, the two of them engage in a deadly game of trying to figure out who wanted Jenna dead – and who now wants him out of the way. Cover Fire by Jen Anastasi is a suspense-filled military spy thriller. Oh, and there’s some romance. The third book in Ms. Anastasi’s Valiant Knox series, it stands alone. This is the first book I’ve read in this series and while I’m sure I would have enjoyed some of the secondary characters more if I’d read the previous books, I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. I like science fiction and I like romance. I tend not to like sci fi romance. Cover Fire, however was fantastic. From the start, I was drawn into Seb and Jenna’s plot. The dialogue feels natural, the world feels complete, and the characters – both main and secondary – are developed. More importantly, this was a true spy thriller. There were lots of twists and turns that kept me engaged. Watching Seb and Jenna trying to resist the attraction between the two of them was also fun as they had a connection to each other from the start. If you’re looking for a good spy thriller, you can’t go wrong with Cover Fire. In fact, like me, you might have trouble putting this one down. 5 stars.