Monday, June 24, 2013

Review of "Deployed" by Mel Odom

USMC Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw has seen a lot in her 25 years.  She is the mother of 6 year old Travis, a marine reservist, abandoned by her philandering ex-husband Billy Roy (who was uninterested in being a dad, and who also has an extreme amount of animosity towards her.)

Rageh Daud's wife and son were killed by al-Shabaab faction in Somalia, and he is now bent on revenge.  He will do whatever it takes, even going back to the mercenary life he knew before his business career and his family, to avenge their honor.

Lawyer (and USMC Lieutanant Reservist) Heath Bridger is tired of trying to live up to his father's expectations, and they are not close.  It colors many aspects of his life.

This book caught me from the very beginning and I ended up reading it non-stop in just a few hours.  I loved how the author bounced back and forth between several seemingly different story lines but seamlessly wove them together in the end.  There are other compelling characters, and it appears this book is the first of a new series.  I am excited to read the next one!

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