I must say I am very impressed by this book! I'm a wee bit beind finishing it. This book has hit so close to home with me in so many areas that reading it has been addictive and painful at the same time.
Max is a war hero who has come home to try to live in the "real world" again. Like so many of the men I know who have fought for our country he isn't adjusting well at all. Max's anger is much like the anger I frequently face in my own husband, which is why I said this book is painful in some ways. Not bad mind you, just ouch because of the parellels of my own life.
Sydney is Max's wife. Like myself, she has had to file for divorce even though it is ripping her into pieces. She had to file a restraining order, and has a few other complications I don't have though. Sydney doesn't know how to handle Max's anger anymore, and it is about to cost Max everything he has ever worked for, or dreamed of. Anger tends to to that when it is unchecked, and unresolved, it destroys.
Unable to cope, Max is asked to join Nightshade. Nightshade is a completly secret, total deniyal, beyond black-ops team. It is Max's hope that this job will ease his anger, and help him care for Sydney from afar.
Max really does love Sydney. I like how I see him reaching out to her, even from a distance. He protects her as best he can and there is so much to be said for that!
I would recommend this book as important and good reading. I am off to finish the end of it now.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
This degree has also given her a fabulous perspective on her characters and how to not only make them deeper, stronger, but to make them realistic and know how they'll respond to each situation. Her debut novel, Dead Reckoning released March 2010 from Abingdon Press. And her Discarded Heroes series begins in July from Barbour with the first book entitled Nightshade.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Then a mysterious a man appears. He says he's organizing a group that recycles veterans like Max. It's a deep-six group known as Nightshade. With the chance to find purpose in life once again, Max is unable to resist the call of duty and signs on.
The team handles everything with precision and lethal skill...until they're called upon to rescue a missionary family from a rebel-infested jungle and avoid a reporter hunting their identities.
Will Max yield his anger and pride to a force greater than him...love?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Nightshade, go HERE.
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/160260777X
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