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True Courage (Uncommon Heroes #4)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  4,174 ratings  ·  113 reviews
Someone snatched his cousin’s wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He’s afraid it’s the work of a stalker. He’s afraid they’re already dead. And he’ll do anything required to get them back alive…he didn’t plan on falling in love with the only witness.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 5th 2005 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published 2004)
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Seasielle ...
The title really captured my attention. (I can really feel that this book is pack with suspenseful actions, a little bit of mysteries, and romance.) Never heard of the author for I was never a fan of Christian books, not until I stepped into the Logos Hope book fair. I'm now a big fan of Christian books. :)

"Don't expect too much for it will only lead to disappointments."

That's true for what I had experienced in this book. I mean through the title, I really expected a lot. But somehow I got disap
Anna Zak
The book Kidnapped was written by Dee Henderson and was published in 2008. Kidnapped is a fiction story about a kidnapping..obviously. Kidnapped was originally called True Courage and was part of a series written by Dee Henderson called Uncommon Heroes. It was later reprinted as Kidnapped and is its own novel unrelated to the Uncommon Heroes series. The book is fiction, it is a little romantic and has a lot of suspense and mystery to it. The book revolves around a family kidnapping. FBI agent Lu ...more
Although I preferred the SEAL stories and the Hornet pilot story from earlier books in the series, I found this FBI hero tale refreshing particularly in its Christian content. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Dee Henderson's books a lot, but it gets old reading how every one of her main characters is in angst over salvation. Add in a supporting character, and potential love interest, who is on the opposite side of the fence belief-wise and it's her typical novel formula. I was so glad to meet to Chri ...more
Sarah Smith
TRUE COURAGE (reprinted and renamed under the title KIDNAPPED) was somewhat disappointing to me when I first picked it up and attempted to start reading it. My very first disappointment came as soon as I realized that its plot was not connected to any of the previous books in the Uncommon Heroes series. Since all of three previous novels in this STELLAR series centered around three Navy SEAL officers and hinged nicely on one another, I expected to be introduced to, meet, and learn about a fourth ...more
This was definitely the best book in the series. It's actually not relatead to the other books, so you could read this one without reading the others. The author does a good job of blending Christian perspectives into the story without being overbearing.
Read this book under it's new title Kidnapped. Loved it! Accomplished nothing else tonight and just sat and read from beginning to end. Great suspense, delightful loving characters, a hint of romance as Caroline and Luke try to figure out if they are too different to forge a lifetime together. I appreciate the Christian tones as the various characters face difficult decisions. As one other reviewer wrote, this is one of Henderson's few books where there is not a non believer who needs convincing ...more
Susan Baganz
The fourth and final book in the Uncommon Hero’s series is True Courage and it is a bit of a departure from the other three. There is no connection to the Navy Seals whatsoever and none of the characters from the first three novels emerge in this one. Having said that, FBI agent, Luke Falcon, still has his hands full and when his job takes a twist and becomes personal, it tests his faith and confidence.

Caroline Lane is a fifth-grade teacher and while she’s allowed her relationship with Luke to c
Wendy Sparkes
Dee Henderson is a favourite author in our house & this particular story, True Courage" is my favourite of her books. (It has since been re-released as Kidnapped.)

Frank Hardin has been on the FBI's most wanted list for a while, with FBI Special Agent Luke Falcon & his partner FBI Special Agent Jackie Noner trying to track him down for the past year. He manages to stay one step ahead of them. This new assignment is special - this one will personally hurt Luke Falcon.

It is Labor Day weeken
True Courage might just be the best of Dee Henderson's "Uncommon Heroes" series (it's actually been reprinted with the title Kidnapped as a stand-alone novel unrelated to the series). Unlike the previous three, True Courage centers on an FBI agent as opposed to a military man, and after a short prologue to set the scene, it doesn't waste any time jumping into the action.

In some ways, it's classic Henderson style - romantic, suspenseful and you just know it's got to have a happy ending. The chara
Luke Falcon is an FBI agent, when his cousin's wife and son are kidnapped it is a race against time to find them before it's too late.

Why I picked this book up: I like FBI books, kidnapping books and romance... this promised all three and delivered none.

Why I finished this book: I like to read at the gym... and I only brought this book. I was literally trapped on the treadmill and that's what compelled me to finish this ridiculous book.

Rant: I hate Christian fiction that relies completely on fai
Dee Henderson is a fantastic author. I had never heard of her before I found and choose to read this book. It was like a wild twisting roller coaster ride. There were so many twists and turns. I want more books from this author. I just don't know which one of the ones she has written it will be. I found I really liked the Christian aspects. It never seemed to overpower the story. I just cannot find the words to tell how wonderful this book is
Teresa Snyder
Although the moat recent release of this book titled, Kidnapped, is listed as a stand alone book, the first release - the book that I read - was released as the 4th book in the Uncommon Heroes Series. I'm really not sure why. It has nothing whatsoever to do with, or in common with, the first three books in the series.

The storyline was good, but felt dated at times. It also had more of a suspense or thriller feel, than romance. The romance aspect felt rushed. The prologue had promise, as far as
Jeni Enjaian
I enjoyed this book and its fast moving pace. This book (unlike the second in the series) did not lack a sense of direction. Admittedly, I was a bit confused by all the twists and turns but that's more likely due to the speed with which I read the novel than the actual plot. The only other thing that stuck out to me was how much this book did not fit with the others in the series. The first three in the series dealt with one of the members of a particular seal team. There were no Navy Seals in t ...more
It was a bit of a let down after reading True Honor. The way she introduced the main characters and then started the story could have been better. This one just didn't' grab me like the others in this series.
Another good book from Dee Henderson. I've only read a couple, but have really enjoyed both. This is book 4 in the "Uncommon Heroes" series, but I have not read them in order. I don't think they have to be read in any order at all, they seem more like stand-alone books to me. This one involves a family in Georgia. One character, Luke Falcon, is an FBI agent stationed in Atlanta. He's close to his cousin Mark, who marries Sharon and adopts her son Benjamin. At the wedding, he meets Carolyn, siste ...more
This book was not as good as the other books in this series. It had no connection to the previous books. And it just seemed a little farfetched. The other three are keepers but not this one.
The name of this book has actually been changed to Kidnapped, but it is the same book. I have read it before and thoroughly enjoyed it again. This is the kind of Dee Henderson book that I like. One that gets your wrapped up into the plot, sitting on the edge of your seat and ends with answers.
Faster moving with an interesting story line. Sometimes you need a quick read, that keeps your attention.
While this book is part of the Uncommon Heroes series, it could with a few tweaks be a part of the O'Malley series. I loved both series, so that's not a major issue. I enjoy Dee Henderson's books in that they talk quite honestly about faith, but they do it in a way that intersects with a messy reality. All the main characters are Christians so there isn't time taken out of the book to present an altar call in case this book has made the reader repent. I very much appreciate it. I'm not sure how ...more
This is a fantastic book! I loved every minute of it. The only complaint I have is that it is a part of the Uncommon Heroes series and it should have been a separate book. The other three books in the series were all connected; characters reoccured, and you felt like you were in the middle of this circle of friends Dee Henderson had created. This book had no common characters and didn't seem to fit with the series at all. All in all it was an amazing book. It was hard to put down filled with non ...more
Shannon Porter
Dee Henderson's my number one author!
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This had to be my favorite book written by Dee Henderson. I usually like books that are FILLED with romance but this book showed me that I can like a little romance in very passionate bursts. Every minute seemed like an adventure and there were so many twists I could barely keep them straight. This shows the reality of what can happen in real life today. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone who likes adventure, romance, and fiction. I'll definitely be keeping this is reading it aga ...more
4.4 -- This book had lots of suspense. I was a little disappointed that it didn't have any of the Navy Seals from the previous books, but the story was very interesting, and I liked the main characters.
Yeah, I know. Sorry Jess.
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This book was a little harder to read than the others in this series. I think it was because the other books dealt with Navy SEALs or other armed forces and most of what they were dealing with was enemies overseas, or at least in a military setting. This was was about an FBI agent and a teacher and the bad stuff was all happening here (in the US). It was easier to distance myself from other books.
Oct 16, 2008 Jane marked it as to-read
I really liked the preceding three books in the series however,I have trouble reading this book because of the cover. I know it is silly, but I liked the original covers of the first three books so much better than their new covers and this cover just doesn't interest me that much. One day I will read this book though and get past my feeling about the cover.
I have really enjoyed Dee Henderson's Uncommon Heros series. The previous books have had more of a military background since most of the main characters were part of the Navy Seals. I missed that link in this book although the story was still good. This books main character was FBI and it still had some familiar themes that were in her other books.
I find all of Dee Henderson's books extremely well written with characters that you come to know, love, and connect with on some level. The story lines are also intriguing. The religious aspect of the books can distract from the overall story, but if you consider the characters' value of religion itself, it makes sense that it is mentioned so often.
Danica Page (One Page at a Time)
The O'Malley series introduced me to Dee Henderson and made me love her. The Uncommon Heroes series deepened that love. This book had really high expectations to live up to. Maybe that's why it wasn't my favorite. There was no way it could live up to my expectations.

However, I did love this book. Dee Henderson wrote another amazing novel.
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Dee Henderson is the author of 14 best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O'Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. As a leader in the inspirational romantic suspense category, her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RWA's RITA Award, the Christy Awa
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Other Books in the Series

Uncommon Heroes (4 books)
  • True Devotion (Uncommon Heroes #1)
  • True Valor (Uncommon Heroes #2)
  • True Honor (Uncommon Heroes #3)
The Negotiator (O'Malley, #1) The Truth Seeker (O'Malley #3) The Guardian (O'Malley #2) The Healer (O'Malley #5) The Protector (O'Malley #4)

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