The Medusa Project (Silhouette Bombshell #31)

The Medusa Project (Silhouette Bombshell #31)

by Cindy Dees

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The Medusa Project by Cindy Dees released on Feb 08, 2005 is available now for purchase.

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ISBN-13: 9780373513451
Publisher: Silhouette
Publication date: 02/08/2005
Series: Silhouette Bombshell Series , #31
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.63(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Raised on a horse farm in Michigan, Cindy Dees dropped out of high school at 15 to attend the University of Michigan where she earned a B.A. in Russian and East European Studies. She became a U.S. Air Force Pilot, worked at the White House, and was a part-time spy during her military career. Her first novel was published in 2002, and she has published over forty more since then with HRS and HQN. She is a 5-time RITA finalist and 2-time RITA winner and has won numerous other awards.

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Medusa Project (Silhouette Bombshell #31) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Air Force Major Vanessa Blake had almost given up on getting her dream of joining a Special Forces unit and she jumps at the chance of joining a team. An all-femal Special Forces Team nicknamed the Medusas. Lieutenant Colonel Jake Scatalone is their trainer with a mission to prove that there is no place for women in Special Forces.Along the way both sides learn a lot from each other including respect. When the training is over and they're informed that no matter how well they had performed there was no succeeding they jump at the chance of helping Scatalone when he disappears on a mission. Vanessa strikes a deal to prove the worth of her team.Yes, there is romance as well, after all it is a Mills and Boon but it's not the main focus of the story, the main focus is on training up a team of gutsy women and having them proove themselves and not in a sexist or demeaning way, these women know their jobs and the author knows military.
slithers More than 1 year ago
This is a great book - well written, with plausible, interesting characters and great adventure. It doesn't shy away from addressing sexism in the military, but still has a very positive message for women. There are 2 flaws which don't detract from the story, but bothered me a little: 1. There is an unnecessary and unprofessional romance (or more of a sexual tension) between the main character and her trainer/superior, which undermines the women-belong-in-the-military message a little (but I'm sure some readers will like it). 2. Not unexpected (since author is military), but it perpetuates the myth that US Military (and Special Forces in particular) does campaigns/missions out of altruism to help protect the world, rather than to further US interests. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who likes action-adventure, underdogs-beat-all-odds or female empowerment stories.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Though she has risen to the rank of major in the Air Force, Vanessa Blake still dreams of becoming a Navy SEAL. She feels she is more than qualified to perform the missions once she receives her training, but no female has ever been selected as a SEAL at least until now. To her euphoria, Vanessa and an elite selected team of women have been chosen to be guinea pigs by forming a cell of female Seals, the Medusas................................. SEAL Lieutenant Colonel Jack Scatalone is skeptical about these women meeting the physical and mental demands. However, watching them work, Jack changes his mind as he becomes their biggest supporter. In particular he is attracted to Vanessa, but knows that does not interfere in his change of mind only a change of heart that he has found his mate. On a mission to rescue his team trapped in the Middle East, Jack is caught too. This time the brass sends the Medusas led by Vanessa to rescue the male SEALs................................. THE MEDUSA PROJECT is a terrific military gender bending thriller with the women making up the cavalry coming to the rescue of the besieged men. The story line is 98% testosterone (including the Medusas) and 2% romance mostly because the exploits are non-stop without time or location for much on the sheets. Thus the relationship between the two likable heroic protagonists is realistic rather than the usual life threatening scenario with time for a quick nip and tuck. Fans of thrillers starring SEALs will enjoy the action-packed THE MEDUSA PROJECT........................... Harriet Klausner