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When an American teenager disappears abroad, Clara Roberts, a by-the-book investigator on a secret mission, joins forces with Light Walker, an ex-SEAL turned lawless mercenary, to save her. The sparks they generate—and the trouble they stir up—threaten to set the jungle ablaze. Nothing is what it seems in this fast-paced romantic thriller. As attraction grows into love, lo ...more
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Published November 10th 2015 by Dana Marton
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Jacqueline
This book came over my email as a RITA award winner so I thought I'd give it a try. It's got several of my favorite tropes: grumpy ex military mercenary and running through the jungle. It delivered in a very nice way. It was action packed, the plot made sense and flowed really well. The attraction between the two main characters was believable and pretty hot. The local of the story was well described and rich and full. There was jungle but there was also bits in towns with a mixture of people, g ...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dana Martin gives us a dark and vengeful hero in this latest in the Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit series.

I didnt quite know what to make of Light Walker when we first meet him. He is one angry dude out to avenge the death of his younger brother. He left the SEALs and is now a mercenary for hire who doesnt think twice about killing.

Clara Roberts typically found and retrieved US citizens and got them back home whether alive or dead. She's about to take a leave from her job to go and help her f
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Carolyn Reilly
Loved it & looking forward to reading more by this author!

Laura the Highland Hussy
Review posted on Got Fiction

I saw this book tweeted out as a deal the other day, so I went to check it out. The excerpt hooked me. I bought it, and read it, and it’s good. But…

***Small Spoilers Ahead***

I didn’t like the hero too much. He was redeemed, but with his personality, I think it would be very VERY hard for him to accept a desk job. It really seems like it would be torture.

The heroine. Okay, I liked her to a point. She’s all no-nonsense and spreadsheets and intelligence and I liked her.
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Julie
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Flash Fire by Dana Marton is a 2015 publication. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

“What anger wants, it buys at the price of soul” - Heraclitus


DOD agent Clara Roberts is in Mexico working on an ‘off the books’ missing persons case and has been told to expect help from Light Walker, only to find the man is a mercenary with no loyalties to any one side, and that their agendas are in direct opposition. Light will do whatever it takes to scare Clara off so he can comp
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Douglas Meeks
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was not sure if I was going to like this but I was in the mood for a book with some testosterone inspired action with a touch of romance and this fit that description perfectly.

Walker and Clara were going to make a great couple if they did not kill each other first, not for the lack of trying.

Action starts almost on the first page, she gets a call and sets off on a mission and Walker shows up and all order goes to Hades (Amazon gets touchy if I use that other word)

So we set off in this 283 pag
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Deb
Oct 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Clara Roberts is in Mexico doing a recovery of a missing US Citizen. While there, her father, a General in charge of the DOD division for which she works, calls her and asks her to find another missing person - a 17 year old girl with which he has a personal connection. Clara just wants to get home to be with her father when goes in for his first chemo treatment, but due to the sensitivity of the request, she grudgingly agrees. She heads to the town where the girl was last seen to meet up with h ...more
Cynthia
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just love this series Ms. Marton spins another outstanding read of danger, action, thrills, heartbreak, mystery in this fast pace action thriller. She takes us back to the jungle where Clara is ending her assignment only to get a call from a love one with a heartbreaking tale that will break her heart. She takes on this assignment out of love to the two most important people in her life. She isn't happy about it but love makes you do many things you do not want to. To top that off she has to w ...more
Suzanne Johnson
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come on my blog.....
Linda
An awesome, action-riddled, romantic thriller set against Mexico's seamy drug cartel underworld.

“Nothing woke up a man as quickly in the morning as a scorpion in his pants.”

FLASH FIRE by Dana Marton is quite simply an awesome, action-riddled, romantic thriller. I originally fell in love with this author with her Broslin Creek romantic suspense series, so when I saw that she had a new book out, I knew I had to read it.; I was not disappointed in the least! This book is an adrenaline rush from t
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RiriRomantiques
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
More like 4.5/5
What's not to like about this book ? It's got the perfect amount of adrenaline, suspense and romance. The half point I retain is because I would have liked a little more sexy moments between Clara and Walker =)
Jane
Awesome!!

Excellent romantic suspense! It was exciting and sexy, filled with intrigue and hear-pounding twists and turns. I loved getting to know Walker & Clara's story! I highly recommend this book to anyone that's a fan of sexy romantic suspense! You won't regret it!!
Robert P. Morris
Overall, pretty boring. Trite. Predictable. Not well written.
Kacie
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall an enjoyable enough read. Fast paced, action packed, and filled with the steamy kind of romance you'd expect from one of these books. If you're looking for a quick easy read, look no further.

However, I'm starting to have a kind of love/hate reaction to these books.

On one hand, I love the characters this author creates. They're so different and unique, whereas a lot of the time in comparable series the characters (especially the heroines) can tend to blend into the same person. I've rea
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Pat Rathmann
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ADVENTURE

This author continues to write novels full of suspense and intrigue. Once again her two main characters are riveting. Walker is ex military and has been on a mission of revenge for the murder of his brother. He is described as a hard, cold and singularly focused killer. He is a mercenary for hire for the right price. He is asked to help Clara a Personnel Recovery agent to locate a kidnapped daughter. When the second together as they track down leads, their attraction
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Mary
While I know 5 stars is for reserved for "great literature" and this isn't, it was a terrific read! As far as I am concerned, the book was an engaging adventure. It was an over-the-top dash through the jungle of southern Mexico. It kept rolling with superhuman acts of blood and guts by a messed up mega-alpha man, and a smart, tough female who were excellently matched. With a HEA, I couldn't have enjoyed it more.
Andrea Akers
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flash Fire

This is a standalone book that is not a cliffhanger. Clara was asked to investigate the disappearance of a missing girl. Clara's dad, the General, sets up help for her in the form of Light Walker. Light is in the middle of avenging his brothers death when he meets Clara and his world changes. Will Light and Clara get their HEA or will the cartel win?
Ellen
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I throughly enjoyed reading Flash Fire. It is full of action from the get go. It is intense with challenges, life-threatening situation , action and danger all around with no let-up until the very end.
I enjoyed the sexual heat and flirting and innuendo between Clara and Walker, and seeing their relationship for each other grow into love.
Sharon
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two cartels, bandits, compromised police and DEA, a missing American girl, a man set on vengeance and a woman sent to find the girl. That's enough for more than one story, but makes for one full of non-stop action and interesting characters that keep you riveted. This is an author who only gets better with time.
Suzy-Q
May 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF. God, I couldn't take one more line about how they were such opposites and not suited but attracted. The whole first 30% of the book was all blah blah not my type blah blah well, he/she's kind of hot. Gag and blow my brains out.
Cynthia Dixon
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining and realistic

Great characters dealing with pain, loss and fear, this story keeps you engaged and wanting to see what happens next. The plot could easily be made into a movie, with its twists and turns. A good read!
Raine
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well edited, I enjoyed this book much more than the first in the series. Still having trouble connecting with the characters but it was much better than the first book in the series.
Autumn Jordon
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. If you like romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat while you root for the hero and heroine (who is smart!) then this is the book for you.
Lassarina Aoibhell
Did not finish. I found both lead characters incredibly off putting.
Ester
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. It has action, fire, romance, and danger in it. I recommend it to anyone.
Bernie
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flash Fire review

Flash Fire is an exciting romantic suspense adventure book written by author Dana Marton. It has a great storyline and interesting characters.
Sandy S
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 10, 2015

When an American teenager disappears abroad, Clara Roberts, a by-the-book investigator on a secret mission, joins forces with Light Walker, an ex-SEAL turned lawless mercenary, to save her. The sparks they generate—and the trouble they stir up—threaten to set the jungle ablaze. Nothing is what it seems in this fast-paced romantic thriller. As attraction grows into love, looming danger turns into all-out war, and the whole region explodes
...more
Crystal
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Flash Fire is a fabulous story packed with heart stopping suspense, blood pumping action with the perfect amount of mystery and romance that kept me flipping those pages just as fast as I possible could.

Clara Roberts is on a mission for the Civilian Personnel Recovery unit when she receives a call for another mission in a dangerous area. She accepts the mission with a few reservations and some really mixed up feelings.

Light Walker has suffered major losses in his life. He's been trained to ta
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Dolly Sickles
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dana Marton is new to me, but when the description likened her to my favorite, Linda Howard, I knew I had to take a chance. This was a great story—it started hot and kept up the pace through the end. Check out this opening line: "Nothing work up a man as quickly in the morning as a scorpion in his pants."

Right? As a child of the 80s, I love any story set in the jungle. It’s so … Schwarzenegger. Marton spins a tale of interrupted revenge that leaves the reader hanging by a thin wire. Will Light W
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Karen
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion, this is the best Dana Marton romantic suspense yet. It's no wonder that it's a 2016 RITA Award Winner. As the second book in the Civilian Personnel Recovery Unit, it is also a great standalone with an HEA. I absolutely loved it, as I did book one, and can't wait for the next book in the series.
Light Walker is a man obsessed. A former Navy SEAL, he now works as a mercenary in Mexico, with a long game of finding and killing the man who murdered his younger brother, Ben. The DOD did
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“She wasn't entirely sure if she was being rescued or kidnapped.” 1 likes
“Her grandmother used to say there were men the devil put on earth to test good women. Clara was tempted to ask the guy whether he'd just zip-lined in from hell.
"Go away," she said instead.
His smile was worth a thousand words, most of them dirty. His voice dipped. "How can I, when your eyes begged me to come over?”
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