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The First in a new series that you MUST read.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 28, 2019
Lynn Raye Harris - Black List (Black's Bandits - Book 1): H.O.T. Heroes for Hire: Mercenaries (April 23, 2019)
Genre: Contemporary/Military Romance
Heat Level: Hot
In Ms. Harris' style, the first installment takes off at rocket speed and doesn't let up until you close the book. Black's Bandits is a spin-off of the Hostile Operations Team (H.O.T.) series and one I have been waiting for with great excitement and anticipation.
Sprinkled throughout the H.O.T. Series, Ian Black has shown up at the right time for many of the H.O.T. missions. Colonel John VIPER Mendez, H.O.T. leader, has stated that Black is a mystery and has wondered if he is the enemy, a disavowed C.I.A. agent that isn't disavowed at all, or maybe a mercenary for hire. Regardless, Ian Black has helped Mendez and his men on several occasions, so for now, Mendez will count him as one of the good guys.
The first installment is about Jace Kaiser, who Ian Black saved seven (7) years ago after his parents and sister were taken away by the Russians and killed. For seven (7 ) years, Jace has traveled the world for Black Defense International, doing whatever was required to take the bad guys down and make the world a little better place to live. Jace has no intention of ever settling down, He knows Russia has a target on his back and anyone that he cared for would become a target too. That was until he met Dr. Madeline Cole.
Jace's assignment was to take out an assassin, Calypso, and take her to H.Q. The mission didn't go as planned. Instead of taking Calypso, he kidnapped Dr. Madeline Cole. When it became clear that Madeline (Maddy) was targeted for elimination, Jace pledges to protect her with his life. As time continues, they grow closer, and Jace must pull away, for Maddy's own good. He will walk away as soon as Maddy is safe. He can't allow her to be on the run from the Russians too.
There are twists and turns in any good book, but I didn't see one coming for Jace. Someone from his past shows up that not only surprises Jace but the entire team. Will Jace be able to walk away, will Maddy allow him to walk. Find out and start reading one of the best authors for military romance, mystery, covert thrillers you can find.