For San Diego's elite FBI agents, risking their lives is standard procedure when it comes to capturing the city's most dangerous criminals-but falling in love is the greatest risk of all.
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FBI Special Agent Marissa Panuska faces the most explosive case of her career when she impersonates a female terrorist to infiltrate an al-Qaeda cell. Her dark hair, olive complexion, and Arabic fluency make her the perfect imposter, but each passing hour raises the risk of discovery. Can she stop the dirty-bomb plot-alone-when the Feds don't even know the target? And should she trust the mysterious man who bursts into her life when her cover is blown?
SO CLOSE TO REALITY . . .
Former Navy SEAL Ameen Ali has a very personal reason for hating the terrorists and vowing to stop them. But when a beautiful woman joins the sleeper cell spreading death-to-America propaganda at his mosque, he doesn't want to believe she shares their evil goals. Can he convince her to join forces before it's too late?
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
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TARGETED was an unexpected but scarily realistic depiction of terrorism and the efforts of law enforcement to counter it, with heroic and fearless characters and full of heart-pounding tension from the beginning to the end with no relief in sight. This is really solid and well-researched writing by Ms. Garner, with a different perspective, sure to get a reader thinking and in light of current world events, strikes a deep chord in me. From Washington, D. C. to San Diego and further to Tijuana, Mexico, page after page is laced with an assortment of emotions and the author paints a very vivid but terrifying picture of life within a terrorist cell as well as offers a view into life as a Muslim in post 9/11 America. FBI Agent Marissa Panuska is on a mission that could very well end in death for her and only the timely intervention of former Navy SEAL Ameen Ali prevents her from coming to an untimely end. With the cell floundering without a leader, Marissa steps lead it as a means of stopping to the plot. Ameen has his own reasons for following the members of the cell and a shared objective with Marissa means that they can work together to destroy the terrorists and he can protect Marissa. While neither of them is looking for a relationship, their common goal creates a bond between them that grows into more but will it last beyond the conclusion of the mission? Overall, this was a very interesting book and if you love Laura Griffin or Cindy Gerard, then you'll definitely enjoy TARGETED. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Frighteningly realistic tale about terrorist cell infiltration to the society. The book doesn't only give the picture from the American law enforcement point of view for the events and fight against the terrorist, but the Muslims of the States, and their fight against the terrorist penetration to their culture, religion, and neighborhoods, are in the center of the tale as well. From the first page the fast action, horrid acts of terror, the danger, fear and daring acts of those fighting against them, is constantly present, and doesn't let up until the end. The many historic, cultural, and actual facts of the fight, keeps the reader on their toes, and the focus of the story sharp. The author had a deep knowledge of the facts of this present war, and used them in a clever style through the book. With multiple characters and points of view, the tale felt at times cluttered, but the red line through the story is clear. I found it intriguing how the author gave the American Muslims voice in the story, giving them a chance to fight against the use of their religion in the terror attacks. How Ameen and his family was affected by the attack on 9/11, and how it gave new purpose and focus for his life, was touching and eye opening. Ameen and Marissa have amazing chemistry from the moment they meet. The romance is not on the center stage in the tale, but their feelings for each other has a strong presence in the story. What makes this story so intimidating and alarming, is the reality of the tale, the fact that this could all be true, and happening right now, in many places in the world. Consequently, the romance and passion between Ameen and Marissa gave the story a lightening solace, welcomed glittering in the darkness of today's world. ~ Four Spoons