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Lone Defender (Heroes for Hire #4)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  146 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
When private investigator Skylar Grady finds herself abandoned in the Arizona desert, she knows two things. First, her "simple" case tracking a deadbeat dad has someone spooked. Second--that "someone" will kill to keep her off the trail. So even when her rescuer, former patrol agent Jonas Sampson, wants her to leave, Skylar knows she's staying. No one gets rid of her that ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by Love Inspired (first published January 1st 2011)
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Mar 14, 2015 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lone Defender

I loved this book. I bet when Jonas set out to find the missing Skylar that he never imagined that he would find a new love. Their journey was full of danger but their faith in God brought them through.
May 01, 2014 Janet rated it really liked it
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Nice chemistry that jells perfectly from two people who have been hurt in the past. Skylar has been let down by everyone in her life. She grew up knowing she could only rely on herself and unfortunately when she tried to break that cycle she 1) got shot, and then 2) had her trust violated. Jonas did not have a good deal the beginning of his life either. Once things turned around for him he ended up losing the most important things in his life. This has caused him to close himself off and insulat ...more
Mar 09, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it
Heroes for Hire
Book 4

Place: Arizona

Hero: Jonas Sampson has experienced a great tragedy and gave up his job as a boarder patrol agent and one of the best snipers. He's now working at restoring old houses, well until his old friend, Kane, calls him and asks him for help to find his missing agent. When he finds her, he feels he has to continue keeping her safe since she's to stubborn to go home and let the police do their job.

Heroine: Skylar Grady is a high-spirited, independent woman to say the le
Sep 08, 2011 Judy rated it it was amazing
Lone Defender by Shirlee McCoy ISBN: 978-0-373-44456-4 Book 4 in Heroes for Hire.

Deserted in the Desert to Die, Why? That is what Skylar Grady is asking herself after being in the desert for six days. She had been on assignment for Information Unlimited to find a dead beat dad. She flew out from New York to Cave Creek, Arizona and had been going in circles for a week trying to connect with Daniel Redmond. It should have been a simple case. Instead she was accosted in her motel room, drugged and
Feb 18, 2013 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
I realy enjoy reading lone defender. Its a clean romance and survival story.
It starts out in the deseret with Skylar Grady she has been trying to get out of the deseret the last 6 days. Skylar woke up alone in a jeep somewhere in a deseret. She has walked and walked she wants to live to find out who is trying to kill her. She is in bad shape.
When at night she sees someone else and he calls her name she tries to run from him and fight but then he names her boss Kane and that he had got him to loo
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If you were drugged and woke up in the middle of Sonoran Desert, what would you do? Skylar got up and attempted to walk out…

This author has a long list of books she has written, but this is the first one of hers I have read. I was impressed by this one, so I will be looking for more of her work in the future.

Ms. McCoy creates two strong characters who have had sorrow in their lives. Skylar is an ex-cop whose partner and fiancé were di
Sep 11, 2011 Kimberly rated it liked it
Lone Defender is, a contemporary romance sprinkled with a faith based message. I love PI mysteries with a touch of romance and this book fit the bill.
A former New York police officer, protagonist Skylar Grady has been burned both on the job and in love. Skylar is getting her life back on track, when she takes on a case to track down a deadbeat Dad. Her questions in a small Arizona town end up putting her in danger. Her rescuer, former patrol agent Jonas Sampson has his own set of demons. Togeth
Emily Higgins
Private Investigator Skyler Grady is in Arizona trying to track down a man who is not paying his child support payments. She finds herself drugged and left in the desert to die. Tracker Jonas Sampson is sent in to find Skylar and bring her back to civilization before it is too late. Together, Skylar and Jonas are able to find out why the bad guys were so intent on stopping Skylar.
Sep 29, 2011 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 out of 5. This is a beautifully written love story that is deeply emotional and filled with the anxiety that comes into the lives of people who have encountered life's less noble situations and found ways to survive. I almost got the feeling that the entire opening scenario of surviving in the Arizona desert to be a metaphor for the entire story. Written as a part of Harlequin's Inspirational publications, it is also a story of the way the hero/heroine found their faith tested by circumstan ...more
Aug 28, 2013 Audrey rated it liked it
Four-star right up to the end, which went kind of bananas and then followed a very predictable route. The last paragraph sounded like the desperate release of an author who's been locked in a room with her book too long, which hey, totally happens. There are intimations that this book is part of a shared-universe or a series, and I'd definitely read more about the characters there.
Michelle Kidwell
Aug 24, 2011 Michelle Kidwell rated it it was amazing
When Skyler Grady goes to Arizona to take care of a simple case of a deadbeat Dad she finds out the case is anything but simple when she ends up abandoned in the desert for six days with no food and little water, the simple case of a dead beat Dad turns into a life and death situation, will former Patrol agent Jonas Sampson get to her in time, or will this case be the death of her?
Apr 06, 2016 Bree rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Oct 05, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book but it did get a little confusing trying to follow the switch in narrative. There were several times that I had to re-read paragraphs trying to figure out which of the main characters was speaking. It was a little annoying, but other than that I liked it.
Jan 29, 2012 Nina rated it it was amazing
great book, loads of action, very believable characters, the female was so real, I got mad at her for being so dumb! Loved it,
Oct 13, 2011 Aletha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though you think that you are the "Lone Defender", with God on your side, you will never be alone.
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Miniseries: Heroes for Hire
Category: Inspirational Romance
John Hanscom
Aug 03, 2011 John Hanscom rated it really liked it
Or a little less - repetitive in spots, but a good story.
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Miniseries: Heroes for Hire
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