Rocky Mountain Pursuit

Rocky Mountain Pursuit

by Mary Alford

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Rocky Mountain Pursuit by Mary Alford

IDENTITY: CONFIDENTIAL

Everyone believes agent Jase Bradford is dead—everyone but Reyna Peterson. Only he can protect her now that someone wants the information her CIA husband died to secure. As the one member of their spy team not killed, Jase must remain in the shadows. Yet when Reyna leads the enemy right to his mountain refuge and blows his cover, Jase risks his life for hers. As his best friend's beautiful widow scales the walls around his heart, whether out of loyalty or love, he makes it his duty to secure her safety. But when their pursuers trap them in the snowy Colorado mountains, will it become his final mission?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488008252
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 138,684
File size: 354 KB

About the Author

Mary Alford wrote her first novel as a teen and was hooked.

Mary loves hearing from readers, so please send her an email at: maryjalford@netzero.com and check out her upcoming releases at www.maryalford.net.

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Reyna's breath stuck in her throat. She clutched the steering wheel in a death grip to try to keep the tiny car from sliding off the iceencrusted road. She was way out of her comfort zone. Truth be told, she had been since the nightmare first began.

She slowed to a snail's pace as an onslaught of ice and snow clung to the windshield, making visibility next to zero. The storm had continued to intensify since she'd been up on the mountain. She had never felt more terrified or alone than she did at this moment, yet turning back wasn't an option. Behind her lay almost certain prison time—or worse. Agent Martin had all but promised as much. Still, no matter what lay ahead, she had to find out the truth. Was Jase Bradford dead or alive? Reyna believed her life might depend on the answer.

Her eyes darted fearfully to the rearview mirror. What if the men watching her house had somehow managed to follow her here to Defiance, Colorado? She couldn't let them find the laptop and then kill her before she had the chance to clear Eddie's name and prove her husband had been murdered. To keep that from happening Reyna had devised a plan. After she'd called the hospital to let her supervisor know she would be taking an extended leave of absence, she had left the laptop in a secure storage facility in Eldorado, Colorado. Then she'd sent a letter to Sara letting her know where to find it if something were to happen to her.

Reyna scrubbed her hand over her weary eyes. The frantic thirteen-plus-hour drive from Stevens, Texas, to Defiance had taken its toll. She was exhausted beyond belief. Thinking clearly took more strength than she had. She'd hit Defiance a couple of hours before darkness descended and just as the edge of the storm arrived.

Maggie, the woman working the night shift at the diner, told her there were only four houses up on Defiance Mountain and none of them belonged to a Jase Bradford. Still, Reyna pressed on because she was all out of options. She believed Eddie had been murdered for what he'd discovered on the laptop. If she wanted to stay out of prison long enough to prove that, then she'd need Jase Bradford's help to unravel the contents of the files hidden there.

Reyna leaned forward in her seat. She'd driven past three of the houses already and there were clear signs no one had been home in quite some time. One house remained. The last one up was almost at the top of the mountain, according to Maggie, and the storm wasn't showing any sign of letting up.

She could now barely see the hood of the car, much less the road. The conditions were deteriorating quickly and she had no idea how much farther the car could make it.

Even facing all those dangers, her biggest fear was that Eddie had been wrong and the man buried in Arlington National Cemetery was indeed Jase Bradford. After all, they both had attended his memorial service at Langley. Everyone including the CIA acknowledged Jase was dead.

Why then had Eddie been so convinced in the weeks before his death that Jase was still alive?

She eased down on the gas pedal and the tires spun on the slick gravel, spewing debris against the underside of the car. Since she'd moved from DC back to her childhood home, Reyna had grown accustomed to mild winters. Nothing in Stevens, Texas, had prepared her for this.

The tires finally caught, the car lurched forward, and Reyna remembered to breathe. The road continued its upward spiral broken only by a series of switchbacks that snaked around the side of the mountain. Her heartbeat pounded a frantic rhythm in her ears when she reached another ninety-degree bend. She'd been at it for over an hour and had only managed a quarter of a mile.

Up ahead, the headlights flashed across the left side the road. It appeared to slough off a good foot from the edge. It was pitch-black out and she had no idea how steep the drop-off was. A fall would almost certainly result in major injuries…or death. If she did survive, hypothermia would set in quickly. She'd be dead by morning.

Reyna nudged the car along. She had almost reached the end of the switchback when she felt the vehicle slide on black ice and inch closer to the side of the mountain. Panicking, she jerked the wheel hard in the opposite direction. The small car skated backward some twenty feet. As a result, the tires lost their tenuous grip and slithered closer to the edge.

She floored the gas and the vehicle wrenched forward, swerved sideways and headed straight for the drop-off. Reyna screamed and tried to turn the wheel but it was useless. It moved freely in her hands. She had lost control.

Reyna closed her eyes and prayed with all her heart. She didn't want to die up here. Not alone like this. Not without proving Eddie's innocence.

"Please, Lord, no."

The car spun 360 degrees a couple of times until the front tires slipped over the edge of the mountain and were suspended in midair. The car rocked a couple of times and then stopped. Reyna slowly reached for the door handle. If she could just open the door, she could leap out before it was too late.

She tentatively lifted the handle; the vehicle tilted back and forth from the simple movement. An eerie silence surrounded her. The car hung in place for a second longer and then tipped forward. Reyna barely had time to scream again before the tiny car hurled itself headfirst over the side of the mountain.

Davis Sinclair stomped hard on the brakes of his battered SUV and somehow managed to keep from spinning out on the slippery road. The first storm of the season had hit hard and fast. It was barely September and already the storm had dumped a foot of snow in a matter of hours. It had piled up on the gravel road leading to his house.

He had been so focused on getting back home through the wintry mix that he hadn't noticed the skid marks on the road until he was right on top of them.

Someone else had been up his mountain.

The new-fallen snow covered most of their tracks. Still, he hadn't become aware of them until now, and that concerned him most of all. He was slipping. He'd been gone from the CIA too long.

A familiar fear coiled deep in the pit of his stomach. There would be no reason for anyone to come this far up the mountain. Especially in these conditions.

Davis squinted through the cracked windshield at the skid marks that started about twenty feet in front of him. That wasn't the part that worried him. It was the direction they were heading. Straight off the side of the mountain.

Was this just some innocent traveler lost in the storm, or the moment he'd feared for three years?

His heart drummed in his ears as he grabbed a flashlight along with his Glock and shoved the Jeep's door open against the howling wind. The freezing air mixed with sleet robbed him of his breath. Instinct had him panning the area for unseen trouble. Was it a setup? Had his identity been blown? It could be someone dead set on eliminating the threat he still posed. Old habits died hard. Three years, and he still hadn't broken his.

He shook off the past with effort and trudged through the additional snow that had fallen since he'd left home.

The flashlight's beam picked up a small car perched about ten feet over the edge. Another three feet to the left and the car would be halfway down the mountain by now. As it was, it had laid bare a five-foot-wide stretch of dirt once covered in heavy brush and small trees, before coming to rest in a grove of aspens.

Davis shoved the Glock inside his jacket pocket, braced his right foot against one of the mangled tree trunks and shone the flashlight's beam on the ground. Putting one foot against available trunks and another on an exposed rock, he slowly made his way down to the car.

He could see the driver—a woman—leaning forward in her seat, her head almost touching the steering wheel, the seat belt the only thing keeping her upright. The airbag hadn't deployed. He couldn't tell if she was dead or alive.

He yanked at the door. The woman moaned and Davis breathed a sigh of relief.

"Are you hurt?" he asked her, and watched as she struggled to focus on him. He noticed a quarter-sized red spot on her forehead that had the makings of one nasty bruise.

Davis moved closer and she shrank away, terror written on every inch of her face.

"No," she said at last. "I don't think so. It happened so quickly. I thought I had made the turn and then…" She fumbled with her seat belt.

"Hang on a second. Don't try to move until we're sure you're not hurt."

She didn't listen and, instead, scrambled to undo her restraint. The woman was obviously suffering from shock.

The latch freed and Davis caught her before she could fall forward. His arm circled her waist and she froze. He lifted her out of the car and set her on her feet. The moment she was safely on ground, she pushed his hands away and distanced herself from him. It was clear he made her nervous.

The storm around them was no comparison to the one raging in her startling emerald green eyes. It had been a long time since he'd seen such panic. Was it just because of her near-death experience or fueled by something more?

Her light brown hair, once tied into a ponytail, was now mostly escaping. The first thing to strike him as unusual was that she seemed familiar. Impossible. They'd never met before; he was almost certain of it.

Davis realized he was staring and quickly pulled himself together. Too much time spent alone, obviously. "We need to get you out of here. The storm's not easing any. Can you walk?"

She took a tentative step forward. "Yes, I think so."

"Good."

He gazed up at the sky. The weather conditions were definitely worsening and he had a decision to make. He couldn't leave her here and the car didn't appear drivable. But there was another option. He could take her back into town and deposit her at the hotel then wait out the rest of the snowstorm from Maggie's Diner.

His was the only house past the last curve. No one came this far up the mountain by accident. So what brought her here? Old fears from his past life slowly crept in. She didn't appear to be a threat, but he'd learned the hard way not to depend on appearances. Bad people came in innocent-looking packages, and in the spy business, you never let down your guard.

"What were you doing up here on the mountain in this storm anyway?" he asked through narrowed eyes, carefully gauging her reaction.

"I'm…searching for someone."

Her body language told him she wasn't being completely honest and he needed answers.

"There's no one up here but me, so let's try this again. Who are you and why are you really here?"

Her gaze collided with his, and he lost his equilibrium for a second. Even scared to death and as cagey as a trapped bear, she had the type of beauty that took his breath away. He hadn't thought of another woman in such a way since Abby, and it bothered him that a total stranger could illicit such thoughts.

"My name is Reyna Peterson and I have told you the truth," she retorted, bristling at his tone. "I am trying to find someone. A friend of my husband's."

She was married. A simple gold band on her left hand seemed to confirm her story, but he couldn't let go of the doubts. "Oh yeah? What's the friend's name?"

She hesitated, evidently torn between answering his question and keeping her secrets. His internal radar pegged the top of the chart.

She cleared her throat. "Jase Bradford. His name is Jase Bradford."

Shock and disbelief threatened to buckle his knees. He hadn't heard that name in years. He had long ago buried the person he'd been back then.

Somehow, Davis managed to get coherent words to come out of his mouth. "There's no one by that name around these parts. Your husband is mistaken." A hard edge crept into his tone as it always did whenever he thought about the past.

Reyna stared at him in a way that conveyed she either didn't believe him or didn't want to.

"Eddie was so sure I would find him here…" she murmured, almost to herself.

Eddie. Eddie Peterson? No, not possible. He couldn't have heard right. "Your husband's name is…Eddie?" He latched on to the name as a distraction because it felt as if someone had slugged him hard in the chest. With the exception of his former handler, Kyle Jennings, Eddie was the last remaining member of the Scorpion team still alive. Eddie wouldn't be trying to make contact with him without good cause. And why send his wife? Had something happened to his former comrade?

"Yes," she confirmed reluctantly. The second the words were out, he could see she thought better of sharing them. "I'm sorry. None of this is your problem."

She had no idea how wrong she was. Eddie Peterson had been one of his own. He'd recruited him personally as part of the elite Scorpion team after the failed weapons mission near Tora Bora had taken the lives of two crucial team members. Eddie had been a good fit with the team and they'd grown close while serving side by side. Her husband was his problem. And now so was she.

Davis's plans had now changed. Instead of going back to Defiance, he'd take her to his place. See what he could find out by morning. Pray that all of this would turn out to be just some strange coincidence and then send her on her way. Unfortunately, he didn't believe in coincidences. Especially ones this huge.

A deluge of wintry mix pelted his face like tiny bullets and his feet were numb. "There's no way to get your car out of here tonight." He crooked a thumb in the direction of his SUV. "My ride's just up there. Let's get you warm. You're shivering. I can come back and get whatever you need for the night and we'll deal with the car in the morning."

Reyna didn't budge. He could see she didn't trust him. Not the normal reaction of someone just rescued from almost certain death.

"We'll be stuck up here if we stay much longer," he added, hoping to convince her.

She hesitated another second before giving in. "You're right. We need to get out of the storm. It's got to be well below freezing out here."

Try as he might, he couldn't get a good read off her, and he didn't like it. Not one bit. "Watch your step."

She clutched the edge of his jacket in a vise grip as she followed close behind, slipping over the icy mess.

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Rocky Mountain Pursuit 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a first time read for me by Mary Alford. The plot thickens and the story flows. She writes well and I look forward to another book by this writer. It is a clean read and I like the faith of the two main characters just enough prayers and bible verses.
Lattebooks More than 1 year ago
Wow, did this take me for a ride! I stayed up all night deeply engrossed in this fast-paced suspense! Reyna has no clue what she is now in the middle of – all she knows is to find Jase, who is presumed dead. Many spine tingling close calls and tons of suspense fill this story. Ms. Alford has a gift for describing hair-raising car chases, nail-biting escapes and all around fantastic action packed scenes. It felt like I was immersed into a movie. The twists of who is bad, who is good, made it all the more nail-biting. Fantastic author and she is on my shelf-keeper list!!
ECowgill More than 1 year ago
If you like to read action-packed, page-turning, can’t-put-this-book-down books, then you need to rush to your nearest bookstore – or get on Amazon – and buy Rocky Mountain Pursuit. Author, Mary Alford, has written a suspense story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the end. Although fiction, Rocky Mountain Pursuit is set in the midst of current events, making you realize this story could easily take place in today’s time. Almost every chapter contains a plot twister, and the end of each chapter is a cliff hanger, making you want to ignore family and friends until you finish the book. And, of course, Ms. Alford left the biggest plot twister to the very end. The two main characters, Jase and Reyna, will find a place in your heart from the very beginning. You will hold your breath as they move from one danger to the next. The last piece of what makes this book so good, is the description of the scenery. Vivid, descriptive terms transported me from home to the Rocky Mountains, from every day life to a life full of adventure and danger. On a scale of 1-10, this book is a 10+!
ECowgill More than 1 year ago
If you like to read action-packed, page-turning, can’t-put-this-book-down books, then you need to rush to your nearest bookstore – or get on Amazon – and buy Rocky Mountain Pursuit. Author, Mary Alford, has written a suspense story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the end. Although fiction, Rocky Mountain Pursuit is set in the midst of current events, making you realize this story could easily take place in today’s time. Almost every chapter contains a plot twister, and the end of each chapter is a cliff hanger, making you want to ignore family and friends until you finish the book. And, of course, Ms. Alford left the biggest plot twister to the very end. The two main characters, Jase and Reyna, will find a place in your heart from the very beginning. You will hold your breath as they move from one danger to the next. The last piece of what makes this book so good, is the description of the scenery. Vivid, descriptive terms transported me from home to the Rocky Mountains, from every day life to a life full of adventure and danger. On a scale of 1-10, this book is a 10+!
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
WHAT. A. RIDE. Rocky Mountain Pursuit is one wild adrenaline rush through the snowy mountains of Colorado. Nothing and no one are as they seem. Those they thought they could trust may very well be the ones out to kill them. Nowhere to turn, no place left to hide, and they wonder if they can even trust each other. Secrets and lies have shaken them both. With plenty of non-stop action Mary Alford's latest novel is filled with spies, counter-spies, double-crosses, and secrets once though buried in the past. If you are much a fan of Love Inspired Suspense as I am you will definitely not want to miss Rocky Mountain Pursuit by Mary Alford. Believe me, I could barely put it down and kept breathlessly turning the pages wondering what could possibly happen next. And even though I partially figured out a key villain I was totally blown away with the final revelation. WOW! (I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.)
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Rocky Mountain Pursuit was truly action-packed! It seemed that danger was always just around the corner (or a little ways down the mountain) giving Jase and Reyna only short opportunities to catch their breath before they had to continue trying to reach safety. I really liked the set up for this book. As the story began, it was clear that something about the death of Reyna’s husband was not as it appeared. The ensuing attempt to discover the truth while trying to stay alive was indeed nerve-wracking and filled with last minute escapes! It was incredibly hard for Jase and Reyna to know who to trust. I enjoyed watching these two characters try to figure out all of the pieces to a very confusing and deadly puzzle. I liked the romance between Jase and Reyna, however, it developed very early on in the story when the characters had not known each other long. The speed and intensity of their feelings for each other surprised me a little, but I think the author provided a good and realistic finale that made for a truly satisfying ending. Rocky Mountain Pursuit was full of twists and turns and questions about who could be trusted. This was the first book that I have read by Mary Alford and I look forward to reading more in the future. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
MntwinsSP More than 1 year ago
"Rocky Mountain Pursuit" was such a good book. The author grabs the reader's attention right from the start and keeps it to the very end. The suspense is great. I highly recommend this book, especially to those who enjoy suspense. It's fast paced and hard to put down. I got this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
WOW! A major adrenaline rush throughout! The main characters are incredibly well developed and presented in a very clear and believable way. They both have incredible strengths that are used to help them survive the sudden danger that they find themselves in. The only problem that they need to overcome is to figure out how to trust each other since they had never met each other beforehand. I really enjoyed the fact that both Jase and Reyna have a personal relationship with God. They are able to hold on to their belief in Him as they try to navigate the treacherous road they are on. The prologue starts with a bang and then the danger builds from there. The pauses in the action are short and therefore very sweet. I needed a chance to calm down myself. I was kept guessing up to the end of the book. I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
milkmaid More than 1 year ago
This is one of the BEST suspense books I’ve read in a long time! What I liked: From the first page, Ms. Alford captures your attention with a life-threatening situation, and makes you love the main characters, Reyna and Jase, immediately. That same love and concern Ms. Alford garners in the beginning of the story grows stronger all the way to the climax at the end. The suspense is thrilling, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I love the fact that Ms. Alford’s research must have been extensive because it shows in the way she handled complex situations that aren’t common to most readers. What I didn’t like: This might be a small complaint, but it seems unrealistic for Reyna and Jase to feel such a strong physical attraction for each other after meeting only two days before. The reader can’t help wondering if their attraction is because of the recent losses of the ones they loved and their desire for companionship. Over all I give this book five stars and would have given it more if possible. It’s a fantastic suspense, and I highly recommend it to anyone loving books about intrigue and romance.
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
Spies, CIA, espionage, murder, terrorists, oh my! All in this riveting inspirational romance. This was a definite edge of your seat read. The first sentence of the prologue had my heart pounding and the action never let up throughout the entire book. Reyna's husband Eddie was killed for secrets he was hiding. He left them with her with instructions to find Jase Bradford for help. But he was dead! The two of them attended his memorial service. Or was he? Reyna headed out to find him not knowing she was being followed. She found him and the chase began. Running from place to place, being shot at and injured, all while hiding a laptop computer with top secret government information that shouldn't get in the wrong hands. What I liked best was the fact that I kept guessing on who the bad guys were. Who could Reyna and Jase really trust? We're the ones trying to help them helping or leading them right into the enemies hands? I really enjoyed this story and finished it in two days while camping. I received this book from the author for my honest review, which I have given. I received no monetary compensation.
Mikal_H More than 1 year ago
My thoughts: Mary Alford is a new-to-me author, and I wasn’t disappointed! I found her writing descriptive, suspenseful (and considering this is Love Inspired Suspense, this is a good thing  ), and fast-paced. There was little downtime, and each paragraph, line, and word moved the story forward. Reyna is a heroine with a lot of pluck, courage, and though she’s hurting, she’s open to God’s will. Jase is a hero a lot of women would swoon after. Ha!! He’s strong, resourceful, though he has his own personal demons, he’s courageous. Their character arcs (their journeys) are great!! There were a few moments that felt like the romance was forced, especially with the recent loss of Reyna’s husband and the high-stakes chase she and Jase were involved in, but I thought the care with which the author took at the end of the story was beautifully done. All in all, I would definitely recommend Mary’s book, especially if you want a fast-paced, quick read. *I was given this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
Jaquelyn More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that I have read by Mary Alford. I can say without a doubt it won’t be my last. Alford got my interest from the first page, and never let it go. She is quickly moving into my favorite authors category. I felt as though I had gotten to know the characters. I found that I could relate to them, and was pulling for them the whole time. The story seemed very believable, and I could totally feel what they were going through. I was in no hurry for this story to end, and would have gladly read a way longer novel if it meant I got to spend more time with these characters. I find myself hoping that there will be another book where they are secondary characters. Hint hint. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great adventure. I loved being taken to the cold Colorado Mountains as Jase and Reyna ran for their lives. Alford had the perfect amount of suspense and romance mixed together. I could not put the book down, and know you will feel the same way. I found it interesting that Reyna was a recent widow, which put a different twist on things, and enjoyed seeing her chemistry with Jase. I also enjoyed seeing the characters faith mixed in the story. So in a nut shell, read this book! I can’t wait to see what is next from Mary Alford. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
DKStevens119 More than 1 year ago
Love Inspired Suspense.. it certainly is! Pounding on the door.. pounding of the heart.. pounding of the feet as Reyna runs for her life! AND that's just in the first few pages! ! Reyna seeks out Jase Bradford because her now dead husband has told her she can trust him. She finds him in the Colorado mountains and so does the CIA that wants what they think she has. The chase is on and just when I thought I had it figured out.. another attack and another surprise betrayal.. Good stuff, kept me guessing.. I loved it!
StellaPotts77 More than 1 year ago
Whew!! What a ride. From the very first page you will hold onto your seat as Dr. Reyna Peterson is pursued relentlessly for something her husband hid before his death. Former CIA Agent Jase Bradford and Dr. Reyna Peterson risk it all to find out what is going on and what started 3 years earlier in the desert of Afghanistan. The answers will finally be revealed in the snowy mountains of Colorado. The many twists and turns will surprise you right up to the end and the romantic parts are very well done. A good clean Christian read you will enjoy fully. This received a 5 star rating from me. This book was given to me by the Author for my honest review which I have given. All views are my own.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Rocky Mountain Pursuit ( love Inspired Suspense ) By Mary Alford Rocky Mountain Pursuit is a Love Inspired Suspense by Mary Alford . This is the first I have read by Mary Alford and hopefully it will not be my last. She had me hooked right from the start and did not let go till the end. This book is filled with so much action and suspense starting at the first and had me on the edge of my seat and holding my breath page after page. There is so many twist and turns that you want to be sure and read every word so you want miss anything. You will be carried way up in the mountains so hold on for your life and don't fall over the mountains. I really loved Doctor Reyne Peterson and Jase Bradford. Can they even trust each other? I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review, which I have given.
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Rocky Mountain Pursuit is a Love Inspired Suspense by Mary Alford. This book is packed with so much action, suspense, unexpected happenings that you will be sitting on the edge of your seat all the way through this book. So many twists and turns that it keeps you who is the good guy and the bad. This is the first book that I have read by Mary. It most definitely won't be my last! Be sure to get your copy of Rocky Mountain Pursuit today. 5 stars! I received a copy of this book for my honest review.
MaryL2 More than 1 year ago
Rocky Mountain Pursuit by Mary Alford A loss of loved ones, a life ending threat, and a puzzle to solve draw Jase and Reyna together in a mind boggling need to survive. How can they not get away from those who are following them with the goal of eliminating them? A riveting suspense which leaves you reading it page after page in order to find out what is going to happen next! With a strong patriotic loyalty for country and fellow team members, a strong desire for what is the right thing to do, and a strong foundation in their faith, Jace and Reyna find the strength and courage to persevere through many adventures as they race to neutralize the threats to them and their country. A can't put it down until the end kind of book!
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
When Federal Agents come knocking on Reyna Peterson’s door late one night looking for hidden information her late husband has, her life spirals into a nightmare! Eddie Peterson left specific instructions in a letter that if this exact thing were to happen, she’s to find a Jase Bradford in Defiance Colorado. Except for one thing, he died years ago in a sting operation gone bad! But since she trusts her late husband & with nowhere else to turn, it sets a course of trying to stay one step ahead of the agents! When she nears Defiance in a severe snow storm, her car slides off the mountain to rest on a ledge. This is where Davis Bradford comes in to play. He helps get the young woman out of the car, finds out who she’s looking for & knows the truth must come out. Once safe in his cabin, they must begin to trust one another to survive. Davis tells her that he is indeed Jase and has been in hiding. Can they run far enough or gather enough evidence to clear Eddie’s name? From the start, I was drawn into this pulse pounding story! It seems that everywhere they turned; they were cut off by the agents after Reyna. How did they find where they were when she was so careful? Why did Jase have to go into hiding all these years? And what information was Eddie hiding that someone wanted to kill them for? These were questions that flitted through my mind & as the story unfolded, began to be answered. With each layer revealed, it became clear just how much danger they really were facing. Both Jase and Reyna had to learn to trust one another to survive, and outwit the opponent. It kept me up late at night turning pages as fast as I could, white knuckles holding the book & eyes glazed with fear! It was a non-stop thrill ride, a guessing game as to who-dun-it, and a touch of romance in the midst of it all. I also enjoyed the faith theme threaded throughout and how each character began to trust the Lord more and more. You don’t want to miss this one, especially lovers of inspirational suspense. This author will keep you on your toes! **I had won this book in a contest and since I'm now on the author's street team, have done an honest review! All opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you Mary for a ride of my life, loved it!!**
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
I loved Mary's first book that I had read, and I certainly was not disappointed in this one. Mary has written another story that grabs you from the first pages and had twists and turns that made it impossible to put down after I had started it. This is another wonderful combination of faith, romance and suspense that I thoroughly enjoyed and has left me wanting to read more from this author. I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review, and I definitely recommend this book to any reader who enjoys excellent Christian suspense and romance.