"Collateral Damage", by Lynette Eason

Collateral Damage - Eason,  Lynette

Book #1 in The Danger Never Sleeps series

It took some time before I was hooked by this story and I still wonder why I was so ridiculously slow in grasping how good it was. After all, “Collateral Damage” is fast-paced, very suspenseful, has great characterization and to boot a great storyline….so why did I find it hard to stay focus and this from the get-go. Distraction is my best guess….but in hindsight I admit the story did gel and I loved it.

The story line has two main characters: military psychiatrist Brooke Adams honorably discharged from the Army after an explosion nearly killed her and Former Army Special Ops Sergeant Asher James who has nightmares from his time in Afghanistan. Both have flashbacks and struggle with PTSD and are helping each other heal from their past trauma. But trouble keeps on following them even back home with the duo drawn into a web of terrifying circumstances……from then on I was tenfold into this mystery and flipping pages furiously….

We have two storyline, at first this may be a bit confusing but I knew that eventually things would fall into place and as the threads come together it would make perfect sense. The story has villains, intrigue and unthinkable acts caused by greed but we also have heroes, faith and strong values. There is a light romance in the background that doesn’t take anything away from the overall suspense. This is a complex plot that also touches the sensitive subjects of illegal adoption and organs trafficking for gain.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing via Netgalleys. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.