The guardians, the shadowy heroes of the top-secret program designed to protect members of the most elite government organizations, are being hunted down one by one. There is a single explanation: a traitor must be embedded somewhere in their midst. But if they themselves are the target, who will protect them?
CIA operative Renee Niezen has heard tales of the guardians, though she’s never really believed in their existence—until she is approached by Charlotte, an old friend who desperately needs her help to stop the systematic destruction of the guardian program. Renee accepts the plea for assistance, but not everyone is thrilled to have her on the team. Kade—one of the last guardians standing—is unimpressed with Renee’s qualifications and turns instead to the legendary Saint Squad for help. But when Renee is caught in the crosshairs, Kade must set aside his antagonism for the woman in order to protect her. Their grudging alliance soon develops into much more—but before the pair can examine their feelings, their investigation takes a dramatic twist. With lives on the line, Renee and Kade must use their spy training at every turn as they draw dangerously close to the shocking truth.
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Safe House (Guardian #2) by author Traci Hunter Abramson is a well written political/action thriller which easily holds the reader's interest. This is the second in the Guardian series but can be read as a stand-alone book. There are ghost agencies which do not exist publically in order to protect the best of our nations elite force of special operatives who are protecting the most powerful people and agencies in the United States government. Sometimes these forces can be undermined or targeted by those with an opposing agenda. Among these secret protectors are the Guardians. Now, someone is killing members of their group and has killed the senator who controlled the funds for their operations. Renee Niezen who is a CIA analyst accepts a request to help her friend Charlotte, a member of the Guardians support team. Renee is now a target because she knows too much! Kade, a member of the Guardians has asked the Saint Squad (some are SEALS) to assist in helping to protect the remaining Guardians, their close families and find the snipers. Kade will protect Renee as together they try to find the shadowy leaks and secret internet searches which can lead a killer with an agenda to her door. Renee and Kade learn they have more in common than trying to find the identity of the persons responsible for the murders. I won't post spoilers...lots of twists! A lot of interesting scenes and I loved the descriptions of Kade's living area. (You have to read to find out about this unique home on wheels!) A lot of stealthy action by brave people, a bit of romance, and wonderful friends!
I know I can always count on Abramson to write a gripping romantic suspense and that's exactly what she delivered once again. I love revisiting favorite characters, learning more about them and meeting some new ones. I feel like the books build throughout the story, as well as throughout the series, block by block, and that completely draws me in. Although this is a new series, the Saint Squad is incorporated into this storyline and it's great to have them a part of it. The danger and threats are almost tangible and had me on edge. There is NO WAY that I could be in this type of career because I'd wilt away from the stress and anxiety. The twists and turns had me reeling at times and I loved every minute of it. I can handle it if I'm on this side of the adventure--reading about it secondhand. Renee has no idea how close to death she'll come when she agrees to help an old friend. It made me reflect on a question--how far would I go to help someone, especially if it meant saving many people's lives? I'm a chicken, so I don't know, but I'm glad there are some brave people out there. And Kade? Or Ghost Two, I guess I should say. He's a fabulous character and although he doesn't like people, he's very good with them, whether it be evading, assisting, or working with them. I especially love the way he interacts with Renee. This is one series that leaves me anxiously awaiting more and it can't come fast enough. Content: mild violence; mild romance. *I received a copy, which had no influence on my thoughts and opinions, which are solely my own.*