Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Tactical Pursuit by Lynette Mae

This book is set in 1994 approximately ten years after Devon James’s untimely departure from the military. Devon made her debut appearance in Faithful Service, Silent Hearts. This book is a standalone, no need to have read the first book, but I would urge you to do so. You would seriously be missing out on a wonderful book if you don’t.

Corporal Devon James has been a police officer in Tampa, Florida, for the last ten years, as well as a SWAT officer, along with her military friend, helicopter pilot, Erin McKinley, (Mac). Devon’s carved out a comfortable life for herself, but a lonely one. Yes, she has friends, but not ‘that special someone’.

Devon is still plagued with nightmares stemming back to her military service, even though ten years have passed. Will she ever get over it and be able to move on? Even find someone to love?

Devon finally meets a woman, Jessie Kilbride, a woman Devon can envisage a future with. Even better, Jessie feels the same way. Unfortunately Devon’s past catches up with her and encroaches on the present time.

The suspect in a crime spree is directly linked to the person responsible for the witch hunt Devon endured in the military. This person will stop at nothing to exact revenge on Devon and her former military friends. Will he or she succeed? What is the connection between this person and Devon and her friends?

Devon, Mac and their police friends find themselves in a battle against time to find the killer before he finds and destroys them and the people they love.

Faithful Service, Silent Hearts was a brilliant debut book. Tactical Pursuit is stupendous. I wondered how Lynette Mae was going to top her debut book, now I know and I needn’t have worried. She did. Tactical Pursuit is a fast paced page turner from the very first page right through to it’s dramatic ending. I simply could not put this book down.

Lynette Mae’s writing is tight and concise and the dialogue is outstanding. Her storytelling is totally ‘edge of the seat’. This book is one you would only get from a top notch first class author. It’s obvious from the outset that this author knows what she is writing about. She is a police officer and is fully conversant in police procedures and has extensively researched her information as well.

Each and every character in this splendid, realistic novel, plays their part to perfection. Whether they play a major or a minor part, they are multidimensional and interact and fit in well with the rest of the cast.

The actual story is like a tapestry unfolding. The scenic descriptions pulled me right into the action, ensuring that I felt a part of the story. So much so, that I could feel my heart pounding and my mouth getting dry, followed by the fearful feeling of dread when something nasty is about to happen.

Although this book is primarily a police thriller, there is also a sweet and heartfelt tender romance entwined throughout. Hot and steamy in parts too.

This book is one that I will be most definitely re-reading soon.

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