Silent Threat

Silent Threat

by Dana Marton

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Silent Threat by Dana Marton

“This suspense is romantic, timely, and different. Great pacing, great characters…just great storytelling all around.” —USA Today’s Happy Ever After

A former Navy SEAL, Cole Makani Hunter has returned home from a disastrous black ops mission without his best friend, his hearing, or the use of his right arm. So when his ex–commanding officer assigns him to an undercover mission at a rehab center for vets to discover who leaked sensitive military information to an enemy, he’d rather be anywhere but there. Almost immediately, Cole finds himself at odds with Annie Murray—a peace-loving ecotherapist whose dream is to open an animal sanctuary out of her home. While the two seemingly have nothing in common, their spirited arguments soon fuel a passion for each other.

But just as things begin to heat up between therapist and patient, dangerous complications arise. So does the past—and a shocking revelation that puts Cole and everything he now holds dear in the path of a murderous traitor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542047982
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: Mission Recovery Series , #1
Pages: 316
Sales rank: 755,236
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dana Marton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Agents Under Fire series, the Hardstorm Saga, and the Broslin Creek novels. She is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, the Readers’ Choice Award, and the RITA Award. For more information about Marton and her work, please visit her at www.danamarton.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/danamarton.

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Silent Threat 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
BetweenMyBookendz More than 1 year ago
Annie Murray is an eco-therapist, using nature to heal those afflicted with mental wounds you cannot always see and physical wounds which probably can never disappear. Peace-loving Annie’s dream is to open an animal sanctuary for those four-footed friends who need a place to belong. She is sunshine, lightness and fresh air. Cole Hunter is none of those things. A wounded, now former Navy Seal, he is hurting, he is dark and beneath the facade of strength is a broken soul. Sent to a rehab in Broslin Creek, PA run by a former soldier Murphy Dolan, Cole is not happy at being forced to “commune with nature” by the hippy nature therapist. But soon Cole’s mission at the rehab comes to the fore - someone is selling military secrets to the enemy abroad and that traitor is in their midst at the center. And as things heat up between Cole and Annie, so does the danger! First off, I am hard-pressed to think of another author that has so skillfully mastered the art of the first sentence. Ms. Marton has managed to snap you to attention with the very first line in this book! The plot in intriguing and I was mesmerised to find out who the traitor was. The characters were well-drawn and the setting captured my interest as well. As always, I love the way this author writes, and this book was no exception to that. Then you have Cole and Annie. At first blush is seems to be an “opposites attract” dynamic, but do be fooled, as the contrast between Cole and Annie is not so black and white as one thinks! For all her soft goodness, Annie has a steel core stronger that the tree trunks she loves to lean against. Annie has felt loss, has felt pain and chose a different way to deal with it than Cole has. And Cole - beneath muscles and a scowl lies a good, loyal heart with a touch of softness thrown in. Cole doesn’t want to be drawn into Annie’s world, but he is. And the bond these two develop winds up bringing out the best in each. I found the romance side of the book touching, real and satisfying! Although this book is labeled “Mission Recovery #1,” the story is set in Broslin Creek, the site of Ms. Marton’s Broslin Creek series, so there was a certain “familiarity” built in to this book. I loved the ending - for all the roughness and mystery surrounding the story, it had a tender romance at its heart! A+
PatGMoore More than 1 year ago
Silent Threat by Dana Marton is a contemporary romantic suspense with mild language and sensual romance scenes. Dana Marton will grab your attention within the first couple of pages and won't let go. Former Navy Seal Cole Makani Hunter has been sent to an unusual rehab after a black ops went bad. Annie Murray is a counselor and Cole calls her a "tree hugger". She is a ecotherapist and believes in healing through nature. How do you relate to someone that runs an animal sanctuary in their back yard? Especially baby skunks? A one-eyed donkey and various other animals. A cousin that talks Annie into a local flip tv show on her home and the back wall collapses. Okay, in addition to the suspense there is humor, suspects and more suspects. I always enjoy anything by Dana Marton. Her books will keep you guessing, will throw in a few turns that you aren't expecting, has humor, romance, and likable characters and some that you aren't so sure of. I received this book as an ARC from Dana Marton. All opinions in this review are my own and I can truly say I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Dana. I've been reading her books for a long time and she never disappoints.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Silent Threat by Dana Marton is a riveting tale of sexy romantic suspense. Dana is one of my favorite authors and her books never fail to ratchet my pulse while pulling on my heartstrings. This is the story of ecotherapist Annie Murray and wounded warrior and former Navy SEAL Cole Makani Hunter. She’s being stalked and he’s in recovery rehab. I liked Annie and Cole a lot. Annie is such a positive influence! She connects well with others. She’s innately qualified to share nature’s health benefits with the vets at the clinic where she works part-time. Her ecotherapy classes help vets reconnect with nature via barefoot walks in the woods and drawing analogies from nature that the vets can relate to their issues. The unique pet sanctuary she runs out of her home goes the extra mile to illustrate what a huge heart she has. Her caring lifestyle extends not just to her patients and pets but embraces those who have wronged her, including her maternal grandfather. When she is assigned Cole’s case, she knows that he will be a challenge for her, but it’s one that she looks forward to! The last thing Cole believes he needs is a tree-hugging class. But, during their first meeting, he amazingly relaxes enough for a quick snooze – something he’s not been able to do with drugs since he was injured. Despite his reservations about Annie’s unorthodox methods, Cole vows to give ecotherapy a chance. He finds himself drawn to her warm and positive spirit. When she finds herself in danger, Cole becomes her protector. Cole has near total hearing loss, limited mobility in his right arm and a boatload of psychological issues from the trauma of losing his team and being tortured and held as a prisoner of war for six months. He’s been sent to this rehab centre on the premise that he’s there for treatment. That’s true – but Cole won’t admit that he needs help. There’s another reason Cole is there and it’s the reason that Cole adheres to but cannot share. Someone at the centre is leaking secrets to the enemy in Yemen. Cole’s mission is to uncover the staff or patient who is responsible for these transmissions. So, Cole participates in the therapy program and, every chance he gets, he investigates, and spends time with Annie. Intermingling with our main characters, are a few treasured players from Dana’s Broslin Creek series. For instance, when Deathwatch (Broslin Creek #1), ended, Murphy Dolan and Kate, his girlfriend, had big plans for a veterans’ rehab center. One of Silent Threat’s primary settings is that now-operational Hope Hill Rehab Centre in Broslin, Pennsylvania which offers an array of counseling options including traditional, ecotherapy, acupuncture and meditation. This story starts off with a bang and the thrills don’t let up till the very end. The tension, suspense and action scenes are heart-arresting. The couple’s romantic relationship is not rushed. It’s a slow-build development with plenty of push and pull from each side and a delight to watch from the sidelines. Their banter is priceless and often left me either laughing or swooning or both. I’ve read the extended epilogue twice – it’s that good. Now, I can’t wait to see where Dana takes this series next. My full review is published at Reading Between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
Wow as I set down to write this I go back and reflect on what stood out, what grabbed my attention. The first things that always comes to mind bring a BIG smile to my face is when Cole goes searching the offices and comes across one office stepping back when he sees needles hanging. At this time I am laughing out loud and I cannot get that picture out of my head. It is well worth the read just to read this part of the book. If that isn’t enough it is fast pace with a little action, a touch of romance, danger, mystery of deaths and why they are dying, along with some heart break of losing a solider along with going through trying time to find yourself and wanting to be back with your team. Cole has lost part of his feeling in his one arm, deaf and has major flash backs. He has trouble dealing with day to day life. What better person to go to a rehab center for Vets where someone is leaking sensitive military information to the enemy. His boss thinks he is the best man for the job, poor Cole would rather be anywhere but here with these tree hugs. NO way NO how is he hugging any trees to get this job done. Cole was the perfect person for this mission he was in real need as he even pointed out that maybe his boss sent him here to help him work through his problems. I think it was a mixture of both. His handicaps are real, which makes him a believable person to be there. His hearing loss was an eye opener which made it hard to do the job he was given but not impossible. Annie is the tree hugger who does amazing things for wound soldiers getting them back to nature finding their enter self and letting them find some peace to take the next step in life. She has some wonderful point that even us who read it should be able to enjoy setting ourselves a little freer getting away from our stressful lives. It doesn’t take long for her to find out Cole is going to be a handful in so many ways. There is a very strong draw to Cole even though they do not get off to a good start she gives it her all hoping she can help him find his way to a more stress free life and less nightmares. She does play a big part in the plot with her ex stalking her could he be the one who keeps leaving things for her? I really love the tree hugging issue Cole has he has a wonderful personality, a little off humor which is good, easy to like and oh so easy to laugh with. I enjoyed watching Annie turn the tables on him bring him out a little getting him to do things her way and how she did that is amazing and fun. I liked the budding romance the easy way it flows. The mystery of who the killer is holds your attention and keeps you guessing. The way the book opens up you are left guessing if there was a murder or just an accident. The mystery of the codes getting out I try hard to work it out but I never really made it, the author had to give me a few more clues. It was really fun watching these two run in circles around each other, their misunderstanding and watching them fall over each other but keeping their distance. Suspense is wonderful filled with a few heart stopping moments. The danger of the unknown with bodies starting to add up keeping the reader guessing. One needs to remember this plot is about finding the person who is sending the codes not so much about healing the wounded. No not everyone is helped which makes it a more believable story. Some you see getting better and leaving, others it will take more time. No Cole didn’t get all better but he was bette
Llin More than 1 year ago
***I voluntarily requested and received an Advance Review Copy via Montlake Romance/Netgalley. This is my honest review*** This is the first book in the Mission Recovery series and a great start. I have read the author Broslin Creek series and was not disappointed as the author has a well thought out storyline and good mix of complex characters. The plot is unpredictable with several piece of unfit puzzle causing thought provoking that it just leaps from the pages and drags you in. Cole Makani Hunter is a former Navy Seal injured and tortured by the enemy in an aborted black op mission. He lost the usage of his left arm, hearing and suffering from PTSD. He was assigned to Hope Hill Rehabilitation by his commanding officer for treatment and performing undercover reconnaissance mission. He has to locate a traitor/rat leaking vital information to the enemy. Annie Murray is a psychologist in the field of eco therapy with a desire to open an animal sanctuary from home. She is fight her own childhood demons but desired to aids the veterans. The story is intense, suspense with a touch of humor(skunk sanctuary) but I loved it. It's a lot I would like to say about this amazing book but it has unexpected depth to be explored. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
sarah53121 More than 1 year ago
Thank you NetGalley for the copy of Silent Threat by Dana Marton that I read and reviewed. Silent Treat was the first book in the new Mission Recovery series by Dana Marton and for a series kickoff it was pretty good. I really enjoyed the two lead characters Cole and Annie and how their relationship progressed throughout the book. I also enjoyed the fact that the lead male character was deaf and was dealing with a disability that the female character had to help him with and had to remember to compensate for. Both characters had their flaws in this book and that added a second dimension to the story. As for the suspense part it was ok for me. It was the typical stalker style when it comes to how it was written and really did not have that much of a wow factor for me so that was a bit of a let down and really did not grab my attention like I was hoping it would. But, it did help with the relationship story so that made it fit for me. I am giving Silent Threat four out of five stars because I loved Cold and Annie.
sarah53121 More than 1 year ago
Thank you NetGalley for the copy of Silent Threat by Dana Marton that I read and reviewed. Silent Treat was the first book in the new Mission Recovery series by Dana Marton and for a series kickoff it was pretty good. I really enjoyed the two lead characters Cole and Annie and how their relationship progressed throughout the book. I also enjoyed the fact that the lead male character was deaf and was dealing with a disability that the female character had to help him with and had to remember to compensate for. Both characters had their flaws in this book and that added a second dimension to the story. As for the suspense part it was ok for me. It was the typical stalker style when it comes to how it was written and really did not have that much of a wow factor for me so that was a bit of a let down and really did not grab my attention like I was hoping it would. But, it did help with the relationship story so that made it fit for me. I am giving Silent Threat four out of five stars because I loved Cold and Annie.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: SILENT THREAT (Mission Recovery Book 1) by Dana Marton Publication Date: January 2, 2018 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 4.5 Stars It’s always nice when I like the main characters right off the bat, Annie and Cole gave me that from the beginning. I don’t think Annie needed such an extensive back-story, but it in no way detracted from her personality. She was lovely, and her type of therapy something new for me. Cole had a lot of painful layers, but that made him a wonderful wounded hero for this story. They were a fun couple to read about in this suspenseful mystery. It sure kept me guessing until the end. I liked this fast-paced, sexy romance. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
reviewsbycat More than 1 year ago
"Silent Threat" by Dana Marton is book one of her new series, Mission Recovery. I enjoyed this tale, liked the characters and found the twists interesting and intriguing. Ms. Marton had me guessing the whole time as to who the bad guy was. Our main couple were likable and Ms. Marton does a good job of introducing the reader to, no only their strengths, but their faults as well. I enjoyed seeing Annie and Cole navigate their paths along their journey. I will certainly be looking forward to book two of this series and, if you enjoy suspense, a few twists and a true connection between characters, check this out.
Pebbles92 More than 1 year ago
Silent Threat is Book One of Dana Marton's Mission Recovery series. This is the first Dana Marton book I have read however it certainly won't be the last. In typical "first book" fashion, there was a lot of back story/plot build up initially which did put the romance portion on a bit of a back burner. This story was engaging and while I wouldn't say I felt a strong connection to the characters at first, I did eventually warm up to them and they drew me into their world. I looked forward to reading what Cole and Annie would encounter next. As for the suspense aspect, the author certainly kept me guessing throughout. Overall, this was a nice start to a new series and I look forward to seeing what else Dana Marton has to offer. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
Cole Hunter, a former Navy Seal, has been given an undercover assignment at at rehabilitation center, to try and discover a traitor who is passing on military secrets. It won't be hard fitting in as a patient, because as a result of his last ops mission, Cole is now deaf with his right arm practically useless. Annie Murray is one of the therapists assigned to help Cole transition back from his trauma, but she soon realizes that her feelings for Cole transcend that of doctor to patient. And as Cole realizes that his feelings for Annie are not just part of his undercover assignment, will that stall his investigation. This is a romance/mystery story about two people learning to cope with not only their own personal tragedies, but also learning to trust others. I enjoyed the gradual relationship between the two, especially when they were tending to the animals housed at Annie's animal rescue site. The image of feeding the baby skunks was adorable. I also liked the reality of the positive efforts, as well as failures, in the different therapy approaches at this center. However, I still was a little disturbed about the violation of doctor/patient relationships, despite the rationalizations the main characters provided. Overall, this was a fast paced story with a slight twist to the mystery angle, and enjoyable characters. Disclosure: I am voluntarily reviewing an Advance Reading Copy of this book.
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
I liked that Annie was an ecotherapist. I enjoyed reading about her occupation and the impact it had on her patients. I loved the way she adapted for Cole's hearing loss and the tender moments that occurred between them. Silent Threat held my attention from the very beginning. I love Dana Marton's romantic suspense novels and I can't wait to see what's next in the series! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars--SILENT THREAT is the first instalment in Dana Marton’s contemporary, adult MISSION RECOVERY romantic, suspense series. This is former Navy SEAL Cole Makani Hunter, and eco-therapist Annie Murray’s story line. The Mission Recovery series is a spin off from (or loosely connected) to the author’s Broslin Creek series. Several characters cross over for cohesion and familiarity. You do not have to have read the original series to follow or understand any of the events of the current story line Told from several third person perspectives including Cole Hunter and Annie Murray SILENT THREAT follows the building relationship between former Navy SEAL Cole Hunter and eco-therapist Annie Murray. Cole Hunter returned from his latest disastrous Black Ops mission a broken man but a man determined to take down a traitor thought to be working out of Hope Hill, a local rehab centre for wounded vets. Enter eco-therapist Annie Murray, a would-be animal rehabber with whom our hero will fall in love. What ensues is the slow building romance between Annie and Cole, and the potential fall out as Annie is targeted by a psychotic mind. Annie Murray finds solace in the rehabilitation of animals and man. A ‘tree-hugging’ eco-therapist Annie’s form of therapy connects man with nature in an attempt to ground the client when things begin to spiral out of control. Cole Hunter is a former Navy SEAL who battles his own demons including his escalating PTSD from his time as a POW, a loss of hearing, and an injury that has left our hero struggling without the use of his arm. When a traitor is discovered selling secrets to the enemy Cole must go undercover at Hope Hill to ferret out the person responsible for selling out the American government, risking the lives of the men and women who serve. The relationship between Annie and Cole is slow to build as Annie believes Cole is her client, and Cole is on a mission to find the person responsible for destroying so many lives. As their friendship begins to grow so do the threats against our story line heroine –threats believed to be coming from a stalker who is determined to pull Annie back into his life. The $ex scenes are limited, mostly implied and fade to black. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including several members of the local police force, and a number of former military vets who are battling their own demons from outside and within. We are introduced to Annie’s cousin Kelly whose need to succeed threatens Annie’s stability and home; and Dr. Dan Ambrose, the resident psychiatrist at Hope Hill. SILENT THREAT is a story of romance and suspense; betrayal and revenge; falling in love and moving on from the past. The premise is intriguing; the romance is sweet but I had a difficult time connecting with the couple’s attraction to one another due in part to the very slow build towards friendship and love; the characters are eclectic and colorful.
ledLD More than 1 year ago
As always. Ms. Marton has written another entertaining read. There is intrigue, mystery, humor and romance (and skunklets). This is a very enjoyable story, I knew who the villain was about halfway in, but the story held my interest, wondering how it would play out. The Broslin Creek series books are all good reads, Well worth the time spent.
ledLD More than 1 year ago
As always. Ms. Marton has written another entertaining read. There is intrigue, mystery, humor and romance (and skunklets). This is a very enjoyable story, I knew who the villain was about halfway in, but the story held my interest, wondering how it would play out. The Broslin Creek series books are all good reads, Well worth the time spent.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
SILENT THREAT by Dana Marton. Mission. Recovery #1 This plot grabs you from the first, we meet Annie, and Joey, he refuses to take the no answer, and leave her alone. The first meeting with Cole. Civilian readjustment dress and with nature was Annie’s line of work, at Hope Center, working part time. Meeting Cole a rehab vet , who has come in as an undercover op’s. A simple request to take off his boots, and walk in the grass, gets his defense up, a soldier never takes his boots off. Your heart goes out to Cole, and what is going on with him. He doesn’t want to be there, she won’t back down, tells him “he is off balance” . Turns to be more when she has a stalker, he wants to protect, This has a depth to the story that readers won’t forget, especially of Cole, deaf, he feels with his heart. The mission he was sent to do, escalates, and there is danger of who to thrust. A great read once again by Dana.
Ellen-oceanside More than 1 year ago
SILENT THREAT by Dana Marton. Mission. Recovery #1 This plot grabs you from the first, we meet Annie, and Joey, he refuses to take the no answer, and leave her alone. The first meeting with Cole. Civilian readjustment dress and with nature was Annie’s line of work, at Hope Center, working part time. Meeting Cole a rehab vet , who has come in as an undercover op’s. A simple request to take off his boots, and walk in the grass, gets his defense up, a soldier never takes his boots off. Your heart goes out to Cole, and what is going on with him. He doesn’t want to be there, she won’t back down, tells him “he is off balance” . Turns to be more when she has a stalker, he wants to protect, This has a depth to the story that readers won’t forget, especially of Cole, deaf, he feels with his heart. The mission he was sent to do, escalates, and there is danger of who to thrust. A great read once again by Dana.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
This is a fast paced novel that I enjoyed reading. It's the first book in a new series that is set in Broslin Creek, where a prior series is also set. In this novel, Cole, an injured Navy SEAL, is sent undercover to a facility that is sending secret information to an enemy. Because of this, he met Annie, an ecotherapist. I'd never heard of ecotherapy before reading this novel and, while I loved Annie, I found the whole ecotherapy concept a bit off putting - at times it just made her feel odd and made me feel disconnected from her character. - thus the reason for four stars instead of five. Cole is a great character that is swoon worthy as the slightly damaged hero that is always a protector, no matter what the cost. I'd be surprised if there is a romantic suspense fan that doesn't fall just a little bit (or more) in love with him. Fans of the genre will want to read this book and I'm looking forward to the next novel in this series. The author is on my must read authors' list.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. Annie may be a "tree hugger", but she has a spine of steel. Cole is very strong but doesn't throw his weight around. From the time he meets Annie, he wants to protect her. He isn't sure why, but he does. Annie is instantly attracted to Cole and knows that it isn't a good idea. First, he is her patient and second, she has such bad luck with men and knows she needs to just leave it alone. But, as she gets to know him more, she only becomes more attracted to him. He puts up with her skunks, one-eyed donkey, llamas and pig. There is someone stalking Annie and she just doesn't know who it could be. Cole will find out.
Nanna51 More than 1 year ago
Annie Murray has moved to Broslin for a job and to be close to her family there. She is a quirky ecotherapist and animal lover who puts her beliefs into actions in her everyday life. Working for a rehab center for veterans with PTSD, Annie does not expect to have any real problems other than how to deal with the horrific past of her patients. But Annie is being stalked and is in danger from the stalker who has her in his crosshairs. Annie meets Cole at the rehab center and really falls for him hard, but she struggles to maintain her patient/therapist relationship while Cole struggles to overcome the nightmares of war that haunt him. Annie has a delightfully humorous daily caring time with a group of misfit animals that she has adopted. These include baby skunks, a one-eyed donkey, a pig and llamas. Her time with these animals is a period when the reader can relax from the fast-moving drama and danger presented in the regular plot of the book. SILENT THREAT was a great read with danger lurking constantly, a real love story and a realistic portrayal of the products of war on the minds of the men fighting. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. 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”
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Three and a half stars. This started really well, Cole Makani Hunter is a former SEAL, partially deaf and with his right arm non-functioning, he has been sent undercover to a new age rehab centre for vets to discover who (staff or patient) is transmitting military secrets to someone in the Yemen. Annie Murray is an ecotherapist working part-time at the Hope Hill rehab centre in Broslin Pennsylvania. Her treatment consists of helping vets get back in touch with nature through barefoot walks in the woods and drawing analogies between the men with their issues and nature. Whilst at first Annie was a bit new-age hippy dippy for my taste, and Cole wasn't wrong when he called her a tree-hugger, she grew on me. Brought up by a single mother, ostracised and criticised by her maternal grandfather - who she nevertheless continues to care for - and with unresolved issues with her cousin Kelly, Annie tries to make life better for everyone around her and runs an animal sanctuary in her yard. Annie and Cole have a LOT of back story, it made me wonder whether they had featured in previous books by Dana Marton in different series. Either way, it was good that both had histories and experiences which moulded their lives but didn't overrun them - in other words it wasn't all angst-angst-angst like a YA/NA novel. Annie has a stalker. I liked the suspense of not knowing who the stalker was and guessing at each character, I also liked the way in which the two stories: Cole's traitor and Annie's stalker wove together. I liked the development of the romantic relationship and the way in which Annie's therapy methods helped Cole deal with his issues whilst not being a miracle cure-all. I even liked the extended epilogue. My only gripe was that the climax felt a bit rushed, I even reread it this morning to see whether I had been mistaken when I read it last night but I remain slightly disappointed that the ending felt rushed rather than the steady build up of tension that usually happens with a romantic suspense. Overall, I like Dana Marton's novels, she writes interesting characters who aren't all traditionally beautiful and perfect, Cole's initial description of Annie is WAY less than flattering. Also, its funny which is unusual in romantic suspense. Cole and Annie have some really nice banter going on between them, I especially liked when Annie was able to laugh at herself. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Silent Threat is the first book of a new series titled Mission Recovery. In this story our main characters are Cole Makani Hunter and Annie Murray. Cole, is a Navy SEAL forced to leave his team after a mission not only went wrong, but it was one in which he was capture and tortured by the enemy for months and was left with scars, loss of his right arm as well as his hearing. He has been given an undercover assignment by his CO to find a leak where secrets are being sold to people in Yemen. The veterans’ rehab place where he’s gone uses alternative options for rehabilitation and where he meets and immediately feels an attraction to Annie, an ecotherapist. The story is filled with action, suspense, someone stalking Annie and people dying . Yes , there were times when the story slowed down a bit, maybe could have been 30 pages shorter, but the plot was an engaging one and the characters complex and flawed. What I appreciated most was that the author highlighted the struggles that the brave men and women who put their lives in danger to protect our freedom, endure upon their return. A need to have places similar to the one described in the book are needed, and we as a society need to do more to help. So for that , kudos to the author. Looking forward to what else Ms Marton has in store in her next book. I was gifted this book by Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.