Monday, February 23, 2015

Taking Fire - Lindsay McKenna

Taking Fire
Lindsay McKenna
Harlequin HQN, Feb 24 2015, $7.99
ISBN: 9780373785056

In the Hindu Kush, hermitic Marine Corp Sergeant Khatereh Shinwari observes the Taliban setting up an assault on a SEAL team of four.  Her handler tells her no help is coming; at the same Petty Officer Michael Tarik learns from his Camp Bravo home base no immediate air rescue is available.  Though she risks her safety by exposing herself, Khat the sniper begins killing the enemy.  In spite of her efforts, Michael is injured in an RPG explosion while his three companions flee.  Khat brings Mike into the safety of her cave where she works on his head wound and a broken arm.  As he heals, Khat and Mike forge a bond until his air rescue arrives.

Khat arrives at Camp Bravo where she and Mike continue to fall in love.  However, she soon retreats to her mountain sanctuary, but Mike arranges for her to use Camp Bravo for supplies.  He soon joins her on the mountain seeking geographical Intel until they separate when she targets the Taliban.

The seventh Shadow Warrior military romantic thriller (see Never Surrender and Breaking Point) is perhaps the best entry in an awesome series due to courageous “Krazy Khat” who makes a strong case for women in combat.  Mike proves her equal as he works on the most difficult task of his life; overcoming his beloved’s penchant for solitude.

Harriet Klausner

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