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Peril by Suzanne Hartmann
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Feb 14, 12

Read in January, 2012

Peril, by Suzanne Hartmann, is a fast-paced thriller, with terrorists trying to destroy King Ahmad because he is a Muslim who recently converted to the Christian faith. He’s been in the U.S. twice and almost taken out twice by bombs. Despite the threats, King Ahmad, an avid NASCAR race follower, is determined to attend a NASCAR race when he returns to the U.S. Lady Anne has been appointed to escort the King to the race.

Lady Anne is one of the most top-secret operatives for the OJL, a secret agency of the American Government’s covert intelligence organizations. She is the most likely agent because of her extra-sensory abilities. Her super-human power exerted to protect King Ahmad during the two bombings has the OJL agency trying to quash any mention of her abilities and identity to protect her and the agency.

Stewart Jackson is the reigning Cup Champion of NASCAR. Despite his wealth, fame and success, he is discontent and empty inside. His involvement in one of the bombings has ignited his attraction to Lady Anne because of her beauty and her sense of contentment, which eludes him. It’s this attraction that stirs him to track her down to find her source of peace and contentment, but it also becomes detrimental to both parties.

I am not a NASCAR enthusiast, but I found the racetrack and racing information related by Suzanne to be intricate and interesting. She is thorough in her descriptions–obviously knowing her way around the racetrack. The action is thrilling and full of suspense as the threats have now included Lady Anne and Stuart. The security issues are handled expertly. Although Lady Anne’s keen instincts are always on the alert for danger and attacks, another bombing does occur at the racetrack. Suzanne has you on your toes, wondering what will happen next and where.

Tucked inside all the action Lady Anne is enduring, Suzanne throws in another element of concern, the cancer threat to her husband, Neil. The pain of Lady Anne’s continual assignments revolves around her absence during his chemotherapy and diagnosis. Faith and salvation are woven into the story, but is not blatant. It’s a natural occurrence in the lives of Lady Anne and her husband.

Special thanks to Suzanne Hartmann for sending me a review copy.
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