Threat of Danger

Threat of Danger

by Dana Marton


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ISBN-13: 9781503950054
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Mission Recovery Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 785,872
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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

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Threat of Danger 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
An intense, emotional and inspirational read about second chances... Threat of Danger by Dana Marton is both romantic and chilling. It is set in the small town of Taylorville, Vermont, and recounts the tale of two sweet and innocent young lovers who are kidnapped and assaulted by a serial killer. They are extremely lucky and survive – and go on to live separate lives, individually stronger from their ordeal. Until one day, they meet up again in their hometown where the killer has never been caught. Threat of Danger is the second installment in Dana’s Mission Recovery series, but it can be fully enjoyed as a stand alone read. There’s only a quick mention in passing of the hero and heroine from the first book within this tale so there’s no reason not to jump right in with this fabulous read if that is your preference. This story focuses on Hollywood stuntwoman Jess Taylor and ex-Navy SEAL and author Derek Daley. As a teenager, Derek was Jess’ dreamboat. Sadly, on their first real date, they were kidnapped by a psychopath. Over three days, she was tortured while Derek was tied down and forced to watch. They were both understandably crushed by the experience. Shortly after, Jess fled from every reminder of her previous life to LA where she attended therapy and became a successful stuntwoman, gaining focus and strength. However, when Jess’ mother falls, she reluctantly returns home after a decade away to be there for her and to keep the family’s maple syrup business on track. Derek also left the area after their life-changing experience. He joined the Navy and the SEAL program. His military career came to an abrupt end after a helicopter crash which also involved six months as a POW. He returned home and took up writing as a form of therapy which then morphed into a career as a bestselling author of thrillers. When he learned that Jess has returned home to assist her mother while she recuperates, he fears that the woman he’s always loved will be hurt by the plans he has set in place. Sadly, all these years later, young girls are still disappearing and the aura of danger is pervasive. Will the two defeat their demons once and for all and can their romance be rekindled? Threat of Danger is told from the POV of both the villain and the captives thus taking readers into the mind of a disturbed individual while painting a picture of his victims’ perseverance. You can feel the connection between Derek and Jess from the get-go. Their characters are richly developed and easy to connect to. I liked how Dana intentionally incorporated coping techniques in their tale. For instance, her trainer taught her “restate and reframe” stunts, which evolved to become her life’s mantra. Dana is one of my favorite authors. She writes exceptional stories in multiple genres. Notably, one of her books has placed in my list of top ten favorite reads each year since I discovered her. Threat of Danger is an intense, emotional and inspirational read about second chances. It is teeming with love and forgiveness and ranks as another hit out of the ballpark for me. As the story opens, their past is admittedly darkly tragic, but their future is yet to be written. I highly recommend Threat of Danger to anyone who enjoys well-written and perfectly-plotted romantic thrillers.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: THREAT OF DANGER (Mission Recovery Book 2) by Dana Marton Publication Date: June 5, 2018 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 5 Stars This story kept me captive and wouldn’t let go. I’ll admit that I had my doubts in the very beginning, but then the mystery began to unfold. It was a nice combination of edgy fear and hometown comfort blended together to make a smooth flowing story. Jess and Derek not only had to deal with the psychological impact of their past trauma, rekindling their old relationship, and real-life issues – there was a serial killer on the loose. It all came to a boiling point that had me clenching my teeth. I loved this romantic thriller. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
A thrilling, suspenseful story from beginning to end! My words just can't do justice to describe how fantastic I think Threat of Danger is. I'm a big fan of Dana Marton's work and I think this book is her best one yet. It's gritty and compelling and so suspenseful that I found myself holding my breath in places. It's also romantic and a wonderful second chance story. The blurb is really good and it would be stupid for me to go on and on about this book – it's so, so good but I don't want to give anything away. At lot of time in romantic suspense/mystery books I can spot the bad guy fairly early on but not in Threat of Danger. Dana skillfully kept her cards to herself and when all was revealed – WOW! If you enjoy romantic suspense/thrillers don't pass this one up. I should also mention that while it's the second in a series the only connection I saw to book one was a brief reference to the main couple from that book. No worries at all about reading this as a standalone.
SugarNSpice1 More than 1 year ago
A prologue that leaves you with fearful apprehension. The unease you feel as you wait for the author to fully explain what happened ten years ago to the main characters. And as the story move forward you felt the sense of foreboding again, knowing the unseen danger was coming back to finish what was started all those years ago.
thicks More than 1 year ago
What a rush. This author gives us a story that is full of twist and turns and a navy seal. What more can a girl ask for. There are also a couple of steamy scenes but the best thing is the story. There is a high level of intensity as well as intrigue and suspense with a wonder twist. Her characters include strong females which is always a plus when there's this kind of action. Jess finally comes home and while she has moved on the past still haunts her and then there's Derek. He hadn't gotten enough of her when everything went down the toilet and now he would make sure he kept her safe. Derek is what we all want in a man and Jess is what we all want to be, strong, passionate, independent, loyal and loving. This author pours it all into these two. A couple you want to see succeed against all odds. Love this author's style and her stories too.
cherlym More than 1 year ago
Threat of Danger is book 2 in a series, Called MIssion Recovery. It can definitely be read as a stand a lone.. This is dark, suspenseful romantic second chance. There is an implied rape, torture, abuse but the strong independent women who comes out of this is a survivor. She is also a wildly successful stunt women.. When her mother is hospitalized she comes back home, back where it took place. Derek, who was with her on that fateful night became a Navy Seal. He was captured, wounded and is also back home. Explosive chemistry., painful memories to work through and another girl is missing! I wasn't sure who the predator was till almost the end. This book is a true "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" story with suspense a HEA. and wonderful secondary characters; I would recommend this book to anyone who likes suspenseful thriller, romance, hot male and a strong independent women.
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
Threat of Danger is a sweet and exciting second chance romantic suspense. Ten years ago Jess took a chance with the boy she’d crushed on forever. Their abduction wasn’t Derek’s fault but it did send them in very different directions. Now they are both back in the small town they grew up in and so is the guy who abducted them. Can they find their way back to each other? Will their abductor ever be found and brought to justice? I really enjoyed watching Jess and Derek find their way as I was trying to determine who the masked man was. This was a sweet and engaging story.
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
Threat Of Danger by Dana Marton is an amazing romantic suspense/second chance romance. Kudos to Ms. Marton for being able to actually raise the hair on the back of my neck while reading this book. Derek and Jess were captured in the woods. Derek was tied up and forced to witness Jess being raped and tortured. Years later stuntwoman Jess has to return to her hometown when her mother breaks her hip, where she can't avoid thriller author Derek. Jess and Derek's story is packed with action, suspense, humor, sizzle, drama and that little something that gives you chill bumps. I loved this book from cover to cover and look forward to my next book by Dana Marton. Threat Of Danger is book 2 of the Mission Recovery Series but can easily be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
On the most romantic night of her teenaged life, Jess and long-time crush Derek are kidnapped and held captive for three torture-filled days before they are able to escape. Fleeing her memories and her family for ten years, Jess has rebuilt herself into a sought-after movie stuntwoman. But when her mother is hospitalized, she reluctantly returns home, briefly, to help with the family business. The last thing she expects is to once again meet Derek, nor does she want any more reminders of her experience, especially when news stories report another girl missing, possibly as a result of a serial killer. Jess has already overcome her past by becoming strong and independent, not just despite her experience but because of it. Can she now learn that facing the past does not need to be done alone, but can also be more effective with the help and support of others. And what can she make of her renewed feelings for Derek. This mystery had an interesting twist, and the redeveloping relationship between Jess and Derek was enjoyable. Note that there are some explicit sexual scenes in this book. Disclosure: I am voluntarily reviewing an advance reading copy of this story.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
A great second chance story. Jess and Derek are great together, if they would only be in the same state at the same time. After a tragedy 10 years earlier, Jess hadn't been home. She has barely talked to her family. Now her mother has a broken hip and she goes home to see what she can do. Her life is on the other side of the US and she really didn't want to go home. Derek has come home after the Navy and is a writer. Now isn't the time for Jess to be there. He wants her just as much now as he did 10 years ago, but now isn't the time for her to be there. As Derek is trying to draw out the man who made their life hell, Jess is trying to just keep it together and not remember all that had happened to her. Can Derek keep her safe this time? He wasn't able to the last time. I really would like to see Kaylee get her own story.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars-- THREAT OF DANGER is the second instalment in Dana Marton’s contemporary, adult MISSION RECOVERY romantic, suspense series. This is former Navy SEAL and best selling crime author Derek Daley, and Hollywood stunt woman Jess Taylor’s story line. THREAT OF DANGER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information form the previous story line is revealed where necessary. NOTE: Due to the story line content there may be some triggers for more sensitive readers. Told from several third person points of view including Derek and Jess, THREAT OF DANGER follows the rekindling friendship and romance between former Navy SEAL and best selling crime author Derek Daley, and Hollywood stunt woman Jess Taylor. Ten years earlier, home from college for summer break, Derek and Jess were about to embark on a long-awaited romance when a serial killer kidnapped and tortured our leading couple. Barely escaping with their lives, Jess and Derek became the focus of rumor and innuendo, paparazzi and national news, so much so that our heroine moved across country in search of peace and quiet. Fast forward to present day wherein Jess will have to return to her home town to help her ailing mother and the family owned maple sugar business, a town she had hoped to forget with all of her heart. Coming face to face with the man she silently blames for three days of torture and rape Jess is unable to forgive or accept Derek, a man just as innocent and damaged as she. When another local high school girl goes missing, crime novelist Derek Daley begins to piece together a similar profile of missing girls going back ten years, to the present. What ensues is the rebuilding romance and friendship between Derek and Jess, and the fall-out as Jess is once again targeted by a sick and twisted mind- a man everyone believed to be dead and gone. THREAT OF DANGER covers but a few weeks in the life of Derek Daley and Jess Taylor but weeks packed with betrayal, grief, illness and loss. Jess must return to the small Vermont town when her aging mother falls and requires months of hospital and home care but a small town that comes with remembrances of a time where innocence was lost. Too many bad memories as well as the usual town gossip find our heroine struggling to leave behind her life in Hollywood, and a man she was hoping to call her own. Derek Daley is a crime writer who writes what he knows best-truth life crime and none more so than the events of his past. Never thinking to reconnect with the woman he once loved Derek will have to face the wrath that is Jess Taylor, and all of her glorious anger and refusal to accept Derek and the love he has to offer. The relationship between Jess and Derek is a second chance romance but a romance that struggles with the horrors of the past, and Jess’ inability to let go. Derek has never forgotten about the woman that stole his heart; and Jess wants to forget about everything that reminds her of a time long ago. The $ex scenes are passionate but mostly implied, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic, language and text. THREAT OF DANGER is a character driven, startling and thrilling story line of romance, mystery and suspense. The premise is sensational, spirited and dramatic; the characters are dynamic and intense; the romance is tender and consuming. THREAT OF DANGER is an impassioned, inventive and intelligent tale from the pen of Dana Marton.
Linda__ More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book! Jess hadn't been home in ten years when she returns home when her mother is injured. She goes with great trepidation, as she has stayed away after being the victim of a horrible crime with her then boyfriend, Derek. To ensure she's never again be a victim, she became physically fit and one of the top stunt women in Hollywood. Derek became a Navy SEAL as a way to no longer be a victim and protect the innocent. After being injured, he returned home to write, becoming a best selling novelist. Unfortunately, their attacker didn't stop and has kept kidnapping teens over the years. When remains are found, Jess finds herself once more with Derek as they try to work through their complicated history and feelings. The author made me me invested in the characters and care about their story. I found myself hoping for their HEA and wanting them to succeed. This novel is a must read for fans of the genre. While part of a series, this is a stand alone novel. The author is on my must read authors' list and should probably be on yours as well.
DJTP More than 1 year ago
Threat of Danger by Dana Marton, book two in the Mission Recovery series. A possible second chance at love with some suspense. I enjoyed the character development between Jess/Derek in this book. Dana Marton knows how to give you a great story. This book is a sure Win. I look forward to reading more books in the Mission Recovery series and more by this author.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
Book 2 of Ms Marton’s series, Mission Recovery, is a stand alone book . The main characters are Jess Taylor and Derek Daley. Ten years ago they were kidnapped and had a horrific experience. Both left town and went their separate ways. One became a stuntwoman, and the other a Navy SEAL and currently a bestseller author. They are back in town for different reasons and their first meeting is one filled with mixed feelings . It’s a story filled with mystery, edge of your seat moments and second chances. It’s also a story on how our past experiences, mold our present. At times heartbreaking but also heartwarming. Another engaging story with complex characters by this talented author. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
ledLD More than 1 year ago
Exciting is one of the words to describe this book. There is intrigue, drama, heartbreak and romance and a large dose of evil. This is an excellent read and now ties my other favorite Dana Marton book “Girl in the Water”. I guessed who the bad guy was about half way into the story, but was not absolutely sure until the end. There is a disturbing quality to the story that makes this a truly excellent read. On an other note “stuntwomany” is my favorite word. Excellent read.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Four and a half stars. 10 years ago Jess Taylor and Derek Daley were abducted in the Vermont woods and held for three days by their sadistic captor. These days Jess is a successful stuntwoman in LA and Derek, former Navy SEAL, is a thriller writer. After Jess and Derek were accused of making the whole thing up and villified as attention-seekers Jess left Taylorville and didn't even come back for her father's funeral but now her mother has fallen over and broken her hip Jess can't stay away any longer from the small town that left her high and dry. Jess returns to Taylor's Sugar, the maple sugar farm her parents and grandparents before them ran to find life pretty much the same, even, she is horrified to find out, Derek Daley living next door and not in New York or some other glamorous city. Returning to Taylorville and seeing Derek brings back all the old memories, but also a sneaking suspicion that their abductor didn't die 10 years ago. I read the previous book in this new series, I enjoyed it but there was a little too much woo-woo for my tastes. Nevertheless the plot was engaging and I really liked the characters and the way that the heroine's therapy didn't 'Abracadabra' make the hero better, just gradually helped to ease the problems, to see the wood for the trees ( that would be a joke if you have read the first book). The woo-woo in this book is restricted to a group of locals who have a Sasquatch Society - basically they look for evidence of Sasquatch in the Vermont countryside. I really liked this book despite not really reading much romantic suspense anymore - otherwise I'd never go for a walk in the woods anymore :). About halfway through this book I turned to my husband and précised the plot and said "I think the abductor is X or Y" - well I was wrong! So great misdirection, especially considering I read the entire book in less than one day so I didn't lose any threads. Jess was, literally, a kick-ass heroine and thank the lord she stayed that way throughout the book. Derek was - can you have a Beta Alpha male? - he was wonderful, clever, handsome, successful, brave, yet caring and considerate. I'd say he was my new book boyfriend but I think Jess would kick my butt if I looked at him wrong. Ivy Deluca introduced me to the idea of a BGF (book girlfriend) and if I thought Jess would hang out with someone who can't run more than 50 yards without fear of a heart attack, she'd definitely be my very first BGF! Loved the way this series has gone, linked but wholly separate (I'm not gonna think on that long before I see the flaw in my logic). Can't wait for the next one. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.