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Safe House

(Guardian #2)

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The guardians, the shadowy heroes of the top-secret program designed to protect members of the most elite government organizations, are being hunted down one by one. There is a single explanation: a traitor must be embedded somewhere in their midst. But if they themselves are the target, who will protect them?

CIA operative Renee Niezen has heard tales of the guardians, tho
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Paperback, 293 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by Covenant Communications
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Katie W
I know I can always count on Abramson to write a gripping romantic suspense and that's exactly what she delivered once again. I love revisiting favorite characters, learning more about them and meeting some new ones. I feel like the books build throughout the story, as well as throughout the series, block by block, and that completely draws me in. Although this is a new series, the Saint Squad is incorporated into this storyline and it's great to have them a part of it.

The danger and threats are
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Wowza, I loved the fast paced, action filled feel to this book! There was never a dull moment. Even the downtime in this book felt important and filled with some sort of tension. Books like this are exciting and exhausting! By the end I feel a huge sigh of relief that we all made it out alive. ha.

This book brought back so many old friends from previous books, all working together for one common goal. It felt sort of like a family reunion, but not nearly as happy and carefree. That happens when
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Kelly
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This is a nonstop action, mystery, thriller, romance, and adventure rolled up in one awesome book!

Our characters are all smart and not afraid to get there hands dirty or go into dangerous situations. They are all skilled in different areas of government. There are SEAL’s, CIA, FBI, NSA and the secret group called the Guardians. The guardians have access to all databanks. They are all ghosts or rather the world thinks they are dead and there are death certificates if you don’t believe it. But som
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
***4.5 stars***

Traci Hunter Abramson knows how to write a great book! I loved that this book combined characters from different agencies featured in past books. I really need to read all of the Saint Squad books.

This book is full of action and suspense. I love how Traci is able to give you enough information to keep your interest, but withholds enough to keep you invested. She releases the information just a little at a time and keeps you guessing until the very end.

The characters are great, th
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Mindy
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every new book I read of Traci's becomes my new favorite. Safe House is awesome! Surprises and suspense on every page. I could not put it down and stayed up WAY past my bedtime so I could finish. I had to know what happened! It was so great to have the Saint Squad be in this book too. I really appreciated the subtle things Traci would do to remind the reader about character traits of the Saint Squad, as it's been a little while since I've read a Saint Squad book. They are such great characters a ...more
Christina
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow what an incredible book! I've truly enjoyed each and every book written by Traci Hunter Abramson, and this one was no exception.

The plot is intricate and intense. From the very beginning I was hooked and on the edge of my seat, devouring each and every page. Having read all her previous books, I enjoyed the many different characters I've come to know and love, but this book could also stand alone fairly well. Knowing all the other characters and stories from previous books -especially about
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Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
Well Abramson certainly did not disappoint me this go around! I love the books she has written about the Saint Squad, and Safe House is no exception. Immediately the reader is drawn into the action and suspense of the story, and it just doesn't let up! I felt myself tensing up, searching for clues within the book that maybe I was missing, and wondering to myself who was behind all of this madness! This book blends my favorite old characters of the Saint Squad with new characters I came to love a ...more
Julie Carpenter
Fast-paced, danger, CIA, intrigue, chemistry, false identities, cameras, hidden identities, horses, friends and family, murder, sabotage, SEALs, Senators, surveillance, a dash of romance. Mix all those together with a few other ingredients and you've got a great suspense novel from Traci Hunter Abramson!

I'll admit, it got my heart pumping a few times where I wasn't quite sure what was going to happen. The anxiety was real people!

This was my second novel by this author and my first suspense. I ac
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Diane
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Safe House (Guardian #2) by author Traci Hunter Abramson is a well written political/action thriller which easily holds the reader's interest. This is the second in the Guardian series but can be read as a stand-alone book. There are ghost agencies which do not exist publically in order to protect the best of our nations elite force of special operatives who are protecting the most powerful people and agencies in the United States government. Sometimes these forces can be undermined or targeted ...more
Susan K
Series, but stand alone read; Romance, clean; PG-13 for violence and suspense
This was a great suspense read. Complex situation, multiple points of view with the telling, all came together to make a great read. Always a winner for me. Revisiting some of the characters from previous novels as they try to solve the sniper attacks, all the while seeing the criminals perspective too made for an interesting point of view and way to progress the story. Great suspense, and loved the Saint Squad's determ
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Nellie
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was action-packed and very clean. I have loved all of Abramson's books. She is a great author. I would recommend her books to anyone who likes an action thriller with some Romance. There is always just the right amount of suspense,, and I like finding out about the CIA, FBI and Navy Seals, and some of the ways they get things done. so fun. great read!!! loved all of it.
Lynette
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I love these books! This one was a perfect combination of Saint Squad and Guardians.
Sarah
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
loved this guardian sequel! also liked how it connected to the saint squad series.
Donna Weaver
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
The guardians, the shadowy heroes of the top-secret program designed to protect members of the most elite government organizations, are being hunted down one by one. There is a single explanation: a traitor must be embedded somewhere in their midst. But if they themselves are the target, who will protect them?

CIA operative Renee Niezen has heard tales of the guardians, though she's never really believed in their existence—until she is approached by Charlotte, an old friend who des
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Susan K
Series, but stand alone read; Romance, clean; PG-13 for violence and suspense
This was a great suspense read. Complex situation, multiple points of view with the telling, all came together to make a great read. Always a winner for me. Revisiting some of the characters from previous novels as they try to solve the sniper attacks, all the while seeing the criminals perspective too made for an interesting point of view and way to progress the story. Great suspense, and loved the Saint Squad's determ
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MarieTurtle
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I’m always in the market for a good high stakes action/suspense-romance. I also appreciate novels in this vein that show the author’s research into law enforcement/intelligence/special operations. Abramson wove multiple agencies together and thought through a number of realistic interagency conflicts in ways that more or less made sense - from Congressional funding to the different roles people can play in the intelligence community. She hit one of my favorite pet peeves about media portrayals o ...more
Darla
Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it
(Genre:Fiction/LDS/action/mystery/romance) 3.5 stars. This is the second installment of Abramson's Guardian series. I feel like it has been so long since I read the first book in this series, that I had a hard time remembering what happened previously or who these people even were, but Abramson did a nice job bringing me back up to speed. And while there are definite character overlaps with her first Guardian book, the real key character overlap was with her Saint Squad series. I felt like some ...more
Cathy
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the way this author writes her books! She fills them with suspense, great characters and a love story that you don't want to miss. There's always tons going on in her books and I never want to put them down!

This one was fabulous! I loved Renee. As the book opens, she agrees to do a favor for an old friend, but she had no idea that it might cost her her life. I love that she wants to help find out what's going on, so even with the danger to herself, she keeps trying. She has to go into hi
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Miriam Wolfe
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

This is the first book that I have read by this author and after looking over her previous books, this one seems to bring the Saint Squad together with the guardians that were in Charlotte's story, and bring them into a plot that requires all their skill sets! It took me a bit to understand who all the characters were and if you had read previous books then you would know all them right at the beginning. You can just tell that each couple has a grea
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Lisa
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction-abramson
Traci Hunter Abramson is back in full swing with this suspense novel that introduces the Guardians program--a protective organization that works in behalf of all intelligence agencies and their personnel, but that has been targeted by a murderous leaker, who must be tracked down before more of the guardians and their support staff are killed. Abramson introduces two new, well-developed characters but also includes characters from the Saint Squad series and related books, which are her best. I am ...more
Mindy
My mother is the one who got my into mystery novels at a young age and I nabbed this book mostly because it's an author that I know she loves. We have similar tastes and she has told me before that she's read multiple book by Abramson in a day before. Now I see why. This book is non-stop action from the beginning. While this may be my first in the series and by the author, it won't be the last. Another perk is since the author is LDS (aka Mormon) the book is quite clean. There are shoot out and ...more
Andrea
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Traci Hunter Abramson's books have been a bit hit-and-miss for me, but I was intrigued by the book description for Safe House, so I thought I'd give it a try. And, I'm glad I did. It was an enjoyable read, with a good amount of action and a clean romance.

I liked the mix of the Guardians and the Saint Squad. Other than the names (calling the members Ghost or the Saint Squad 😬) I really liked the interaction between the groups.

The book mentioned a burn phone several times, and that threw me. I've
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Patricia
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
While Goodreads and Amazon don’t list this as second in a series, this book follows Failsafe as a follow up on the guardians. So I would either call this series “Safe” or “The Guardians.” Additionally, the Saint Squad appears in this series and, surely the next. Given the way Safe House ended (although not necessarily a cliff hanger but a door left open to a new book), I would say there will no doubt be another book where it takes both the guardians and Saint Squad to protect the Whitmores when ...more
Jenny
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one...and was so pleasantly surprised to find many of our Saint Squad friends in this novel. Another great romance blooms in this one! While Abramson's books often follow a similar pattern, the characters are all unique and interesting which keeps the stories fresh.

I have to admit the one thing I thought I would love (many, many characters from other books) ended up being the one thing I didn't love about this one...simply too many of them appeared briefly and a few sectio
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Rachel DeVaughn
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great, action packed, fast-paced drama! I really liked it!! This story is about two secret organizations; the Guardians and the Saint Squad as they work together to keep themselves alive and to find out who is killing off the Guardians.

I really liked all the main characters like Renee, Heather, and Kade. I liked how they all worked together as a big team and communicated well together, which you have to be able to do in their profession.

This story was very exciting and kept me on th
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Mindy Smith
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love these books. Whenever I need to remember that I love to read, I pick up one of Abramsons books. They aren't literary genius, but they are suspenseful, clean, and enjoyable to read.
This one was about a man who works in a secret agency to keep those that are working undercover safe. He needs to keep someone named Renee safe as she is in trouble with something undercover. This book involves the whole Saint Squad as well, which makes things kinda fun because I loved the Saint Squad series! I
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Laurie Beemer
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just hated only rating this book five stars-It wasn't even near enough. This book was continuous non stop adventure and action with so many twists and turn until the final page. The author is amazing with directing the flow of the book so that the reader will get the most entertainment and enjoyment out of it. This book was phenomenal and I actually skipped my dinner so that I could finish it because it had me that invested in the characters. Thank you for allowing me to read this and write ab ...more
Connie
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you have read The Saint Squad series, this is one you don't want to miss. Traci Hunter Abramson has combined her Guardians with the Saint Squad in this novel and I for one was thrilled. I have loved the Saint Squad and to have them team up with the Guardians in this novel has been a delight. This as usual is a fast paced thrilling read one you can't put down. I am hoping for more these are one of my favorite reads.
JulesQ
Jan 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
The first week of January feels like the perfect time to read fluff books, especially when a bomb cyclone is keeping the temperatures at "too cold to leave the house" and this romance/adventure was perfect for that. It gets much higher marks when compared to other books in its category (my guilty pleasure books), but is a solid middle of the road when compared to everything out there. You'll enjoy it, but it won't change your life.
Anita
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading this book I didn't realize that I was figuratively holding my breath until in it was resolved and all was right in the world. Perhaps that is redundant in the fact that most (well good ones anyway) suspense novels feel this way. Seriously, my eyes were having a hard time keeping up with my desire to go faster.
Safe House was well written, unique, suspenseful (obviously-eye roll), romantically mature, and a fun ride.
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Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas as well as the skills needed to survive her children's teenage years ...more

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