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Publisher's Summary

Jina Modell works in communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor - and it's very cool, even for Washington, DC. She likes being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room.
But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awareness and action, she's reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit. The only problem is she isn't particularly athletic, to put it mildly, and in order to be fit for the field, she has to learn how to run and swim for miles, jump out of a plane, shoot a gun...or else be out of a job.
Team leader Levi, call sign Ace, doesn't have much confidence in Jina - whom he dubbed Babe as soon as he heard her raspy, sexy voice - making it through the rigors of training. The last thing he needs is some tech geek holding them back from completing a dangerous covert operation. In the following months, however, no one is more surprised than he when Babe, who hates to sweat, begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. What's even more surprising is that the usually very disciplined GO-team leader can't stop thinking about kissing her smart, stubborn mouth...or the building chemistry and tension between them.
Meanwhile, a powerful congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi's squad in Syria. While the rest of the operatives set off on their mission, Jina remains at the base to control the surveillance drone, when the base is suddenly attacked with explosives. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert, where, brutally tested beyond measure, she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they're exfiltrated out of the country.
But Levi never leaves a soldier behind, especially the brave woman he's fallen for. He's bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.
©2018 Linda Howington (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Barbara on 03-07-18

Thank you, Linda!

Linda Howard does not disappoint. She is magic with her pen. Wonderful characterization and a great story. Also, I am very hard on narrators. They can make or break a good book I had not listened to anything narrated by Ms. Maarleveld and I was concerned. She was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and plan to “read” it again soon, in case I missed anything.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jan M on 03-10-18

Training and Teams!

I really enjoyed this book! I thought the author did a great job building the story with the training and teamwork. I could visualize so much of what Babe was going thru, and loved the humor that was incorporated into the book. I loved how Ace (Levi) and Babe (Gina) fought their attraction, keeping things at a slow burn and not real romance. The team members all had endearing qualities and showed great companionship. I hope that some of them get their own stories told, or that of Jina's brother. The spy/security sector has so many intriguing stories that need to be written and told. I also agreed with Jina's comment that only a moron would voluntarily jump out of an airplane. I will definitely listen to this book again and found it to be a credit well spent. The narration on this book was perfect too!

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