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Active Defense

(Danger Never Sleeps #3)

4.60  ·  Rating details ·  180 ratings  ·  95 reviews
As a former field surgeon in Afghanistan, Heather Fontaine is used to life-or-death situations. She just didn't expect them to follow her home. When she returns from a party to find that someone has broken into her house--and threatened her friends--she assumes it is the stalker who has been following her and creeping her out. She hopes to find safety and peace of mind by ...more
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Published January 5th 2021 by Revell
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Paula Shreckhise
I am a longtime fan of Lynette Eason. Her stories keep getting better and better. Active Defense is the third in the series Danger Never Sleeps. I am so glad there will be a fourth book.
This was thrilling, non-stop action and had twists and turns that I was not expecting. Good writing keeps you on your toes and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I could not believe who the bad guy was!
The heroine, Heather is flawed and haunted by her time as a doctor in a war zone. She also has trust i
Amanda Tero
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Such a great continuance of the characters in this series. While all of these books have touched on PTSD in some areas, this one didn't seem to have quite as much as the others. But it still dealt with very real-life issues, such as child abuse and foster kids. Let's just say Ryker stole my heart.

I thought it got a little sappy toward the ending, but that's also me not-super-romantic speaking. The romance was overall well-paced though and Travis and Heather were sweet.

Once again, I did not fin
Active Defense is the third book in the Danger Never Sleeps series and I loved that this story had characters from earlier books as a part of the story. Which was very nice since their friendships started when they were stationed together and I liked their camaraderie. Heather had always been a good friend but she was also the one to never ask for help when she needed it. She had learned a long time ago that there was only one person she could rely on, herself, but in this story, she was going t ...more
Susan Snodgrass
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The title of this series is Danger Never Sleeps and it is certainly appropriate to this book. I was completely captivated during the reading.

Army field surgeon Heather Fontaine has come home from her deployment after a devastating event. Plagued by nightmares and near constant near nervousness, she never imagined that danger would follow her home in the form of a stalker. But someone is after her and may just be targeting her friends as well.

Travis Walker owns a security agency and begins to wor
Cara Putman
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic installment filled with suspense, friendship and love. Heather comes back from active duty to find herself stalked. Does it tie back to her service? But it can't. Soon she finds herself racing for her life and under the watchful care of Travis. As they try to solve what is going on, they grow closer. Another compelling read from a master. ...more
Toni Osborne
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Danger Never Sleeps book #3

This romantic suspense story begins in Kabul Afghanistan with physician Dr. Heather Fontaine working at the FOB tent hospital set up for American soldiers and Afghani civilians when all hell breaks loose and from that moment on the story is filled with non-stop suspense.

Then, the setting switches to South Carolina with Heather attending a welcoming party for a colleague who served with her in Kabul. She is exhausted from not sleeping well and still terribly traumatized
Toni Shiloh
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
First let me address the fact that this is the 3rd book in the series. I’ve read book one but I wasn’t able to read book 2 (doesn’t time fly?). So with that being said, I think this book stands well on its own and you won’t miss anything if you haven’t read the other two books first. Now on to the book…

The number one thing I loved about this book was the plot twist. I totally didn’t see it coming and I don’t even want to hint as to what it is. It blew me away. Now granted I was already engaged i
Dr. Heather Fontaine has returned from service in a hospital unit in Kabul, Afghanistan where a young boy tried to blow up the hospital unit. Now Heather is being stalked and it is beginning to freak her out. Her group of friends which includes both women and men in the service and protection industry are concerned about it, but Heather, having grown up in foster homes, tries to be in control and doesn't want to ask for their help. But as things get progressively worse, Heather has no other alte ...more
Abigail Harris
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can always count on Lynette Eason for a thrilling ride, "Active Defense" was no different and kept me guessing the whole time!

I wasn't sure how I would like the book since it says it deals with a stalker, but I found the twists and turns of the plot to keep the story from being creepy and balanced with a good bit of action.

The romance and healing between Travis and Heather were darling and I love, love, love the family, brotherly/sisterly, and romantic bonds were woven throughout the whole of
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020
Love that this series has a tie to soldiers serving in Afghanistan. In Active Defense, Heather Fontaine was a field surgeon and returns to South Carolina to work in a civilian hospital. Prior to leaving Afghanistan, she tried to save a suicide bomber which elicits strong emotions when a video is released. Now someone is trying to kill her. Who and why?

There are a lot of twists in the action and I never would have guessed the villain. Adored secondary character Ryder and the special connection he
Dana Michael
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great nail biting romantic suspense by Lynette Eason. The book features Heather, a surgeon who is being stalked and doesn’t know by who or why. This series has been very enjoyable and quite the adrenaline ride. This one is my favorite so far. I look forward to the next book by this author.
*I was given a copy of this book by publisher. This is my honest opinion
Dec 30, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

" . . . I think I might have something of a stalker."

When former field surgeon Heather Fontaine realizes that someone is stalking her, she determines to take matters into her own hands; her independent nature preventing Heather from asking for help, even though her close circle of friends would risk their lives to protect her. When matters escalate, she goes on the run, only to realize that the person or persons intent on harming her have no intention of giving up. Who would have a moti
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Active Defense by Lynette Eason is full of the fast-paced suspense and action, along with a dash of romance, that the author is known for.

Trauma Surgeon Heather Fontaine is home from Iraq and enjoying a party with her friends when she sees and senses that she has a stalker. She goes home and continues to see evidence of that, so she decides to disappear to protect her friends. However, Travis keeps tabs on her and wants to help her out, so he tracks her down only to find out that there is more g
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Active Defense by Lynette Eason proves once again that she is at the top of her game in Christian romantic suspense. Lethal is the third book in the series and the characters from the previous books are woven throughout.

Heather is a surgeon who has a stalker. I really liked her character. She was smart and prepared. She had issues from being an orphan that she had to work through.

Travis was adorable. He owns his own security firm and is part of their friend group. He has been crushing on her s
Randi Sampson
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a good bedtime read... well, this probably isn't going to be it. With nonstop excitement and suspense, this one had me on the edge of my seat staying up all night to see what was going to happen next... just as I have come to expect from Lynette Eason!

Active Defense is the third book in the Danger Never Sleeps series, and I'll just say again... the series lives up to its name! While I would highly recommend reading the series in order (it's fantastic), I believe this could
Tamara Tilley
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, eason-lynette
4.5 out of 5 stars

ACTIVE DEFENSE the third installment in the Danger Never Sleeps series from Lynette Eason leaves you guessing until the very end.

Heather Fontaine knows she’s being stalked. But, when she thinks she’s putting her friends in jeopardy, she decides to disappear. Unfortunately, danger follows Heather to the small town she’s hiding in. When she’s run off the road, she realizes her stalker has found her. However, when Travis Walker comes to her rescue, she’s shocked.

Travis Walker has
Misty Wilson
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A fast paced, suspenseful thriller! This series just continues to get better with each book and the expectations raised even higher for the next one.

Heather’s character has always been intriguing and sort of mysterious making the reader wanting to learn her story. I was not disappointed as her story unfolded in the pages of this book. Her past helped shape the cautious, strong, independent person that she is. Her compassion as a doctor is extraordinary. Her love for her friends is as big as the
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
A striking story from Lynette Eason!  Active Defense has nonstop action and compelling characters that will keep readers intrigued.  Suspense is not my usual genre, but I did enjoy this story and I was completely captivated by the last quarter of the book.  

Eason’s knowledge of the human character and her ability to intertwine people and events is what I liked most.  Every word, every character, every event was purposeful and kept the reader absorbed in the story.  I appreciated the inclusion of
Maureen Timerman
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I have read many books by this author, and this one does not disappoint. It is the third book in the series with some recurring characters, but this can be read alone!
I can’t imagine coming home from a war zone, and then having a stalker, now Heather doesn’t even feel safe in her own country, never mind her home.
The character Heather is a strong woman who has pulled herself up from her bootstraps to become a surgeon, coming out of a rough background amid foster homes.
You will feel yourself ducki
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 Stars
I like books that start with bangs. Explosions, that is.  Lynette Eason does this in both the figurative and literal sense with the third book of her "Danger Never Sleeps" series.

The first descriptor that came to mind for Active Defense by Lynette Eason--dynamic. It is an action-packed story, one that will leave you feeling like you are on one of those dropping rides at an amusement park. You climb higher and higher into the sky, anticipation making your stomach churn. Because you kno
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed this series thus far. The first book is the best no doubt about it. I enjoyed book two and this one is my least favorite. I really struggled with Heather and Travis and getting into the story line. I like how it ties in with the other books but really you could read this book as a stand alone. I thought it was interesting how Lynette Eason writes how a stalker can effect someone. Some parts of the story line I didn't really understand and it seemed like a stretch with the conclusi ...more
Nov 18, 2020 added it
This was a great book! I lost over an hour of time, gripped in my reading while people left the room without me even noticing! Yes, I got this book in exchange for a free review, but I wouldn't make that up.

It's the third story in the 'Danger never sleeps' series. You can read it as a stand alone but you will get more layers and texture to the story if you know the backstories of the other characters involved. I've just seen that there's a fourth story and I can't wait.

The story has action, roma
June Jacobs
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An emotional Christian romantic suspense novel written by Lynette Eason . . .

This third book in the 'Danger Never Sleeps' series is a contemporary story which begins in September in Kabul, Afghanistan. Army physician, Dr. Heather Fontaine, is sandboarding with some friends during a brief respite from their work at the FOB tent hospital set up for American soldiers and Afghani civilians.

On their return trip to the hospital, things take a turn for the worse. From that moment on, this book is fille
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Say hello to Dr Heather Fontaine and book three of the Danger Never Sleeps series. It's amazing and will keep you riveted.

I really enjoyed Heather's character because of the medical areas that come with it but even if you're not into that you're going to love this book.

Heather is being targetted. Someone is stalking her. She can see him but he never seems to try to reach out to her. She feels like she's going crazy but she doesn't know what's really going on.

The problem with Heather is she ha
Jan 04, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this novel of suspense, the third in a series by Eason but one that reads well on its own. The strong aspect of this novel is the character study of Heather. She is a woman who served well as a surgeon in a dangerous overseas military assignment. She is quite independent, thinking she can take care of herself. Now back home, danger comes her way. She brushes off the help her friends offer her. She has to face her own limitations and decide to receive help from others. This is a spiritu ...more
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Running for Her Life!


Heather has seen a man watching her for weeks. Then, one night, she comes home and find things in her home have been subtlety moved--and has the distinct feeling someone is still in the house. She flees trying to find a place in a different part of the country where she can live anonymously, and, hopefully, safely.

Just when Heather is starting to relax in her new location, a car purposely
Sara Wise
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lynette Eason hits another home run with “Active Defense,” the third installment of her Danger Never Sleeps series.

After returning home from Afghanistan following a suicide bombing, Dr. Heather Fontaine begins to believe she has a stalker, causing her to run away to keep herself and her friends safe. But when her group of friends, including Travis Walker who owns his own security firm, track her down, dangerous happenings begin to occur. With the help of her friends, Heather must try to determin
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
“It’s time to use some of those military skills you’ve got that will allow us to work smarter, not harder.”

Wow…Lynette Eason knows how to write a thrilling, romantic suspense with twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. From beginning until the very end, I was riveted by these characters and the mystery of this story. Settled at home after completing her time in the military, surgeon Heather Fontaine realizes she has a stalker. However, her extremely independent nature keeps her
Linda Wilson
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
As a former field surgeon in Afghanistan, Heather Fontaine is used to life-or-death situations. She just didn't expect them to follow her home. When she returns from a party to find that someone has broken into her house--and threatened her friends--she assumes it is the stalker who has been following her and creeping her out. She hopes to find safety and peace of mind by leaving the city and hiding out in a small town. But trouble has followed her even there.
Luckily, a stalker isn't the only on
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Lynette Eason grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and then obtained her masters in education from Converse College. Author of twenty inspirational romantic suspense books, she is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). In 1996, Lynette married "the boy next door" and now she and her husba ...more

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