Thursday, August 23, 2018

DEAD DRIFT by Dani Pettrey, review by Trixi Oberembt

The final installment of the Chesapeake Valor series ends in a thrilling suspense novel to savor! We finally get to meet Luke Gallagher who's remained a mystery from the start. He disappeared seven years ago on a secret mission and broke Kate Maxwell's heart in the process. Back with some chilling news about a biochemical terrorist attack on US soil, he once again joins the gang to stop the threat and catch the assassins all while trying to win back Kate's affection. Will he be successful in both missions or is it too late already? 

Fast-paced and gripping, I absolutely loved the edge-of-your seat feel to Dead Drift, as well as getting Luke's story at last! We now know where and what he's been involved in for the last seven years. His one regret is leaving Kate for so long when his missions with the CIA took him far away from home tracking down a terrorist. Getting to know the past relationship between them and what they needed to work through was fascinating to learn. I loved how both Luke and Kate fueled each other with their faith in God who would see them through and be by their side no matter what. Watching Luke grow in his faith and prayer life was the highlight for me. 

There's also a secondary mystery to solve with Griffin's sister Jenna's murder. With the help of his wife Finley, they track down the clues to close this cold case. Pettrey knows how to seamlessly weave these two together to make a story to keep you on your toes and following along with much loved characters. She's also not afraid to let her faith show in her stories, there's many reminders of how God will see me through my hard times in life. I admire authors who let the light and love of Christ shine in their books.

If you are like me and enjoy a good Christian romantic suspense to keep you up at night not wanting to miss a moment, this book (plus the whole series) is one I highly recommend! Dani Pettrey is a not-to-miss author.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and was under no obligation to leave a favorable review. All opinions are my own *

Backcover Blurb:
Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target's latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core.

Private investigator Kate Maxwell never stopped loving or looking for Luke after he disappeared. But she also never imagined he left her or his life by choice. Now he's back, and together they must unravel a twisting thread of secrets, lies, and betrayal, all while on the brink of a biological disaster.

Will they and their love survive, or will Luke and Kate become the terrorist's next mark?

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  1. I've heard so much about this series! Knowing the amount of detail that has to go into these contemporary thrillers boggles my mind! Thanks Trixi!

  2. This is a great book! I loved this series!


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