Friday, February 7, 2020

THE WAY OF THE BRAVE by Susan May Warren, Reviewed by Winnie Thomas

I must admit I had to read this book wrapped in my heated throw and sitting in front of the fireplace. When it’s snowing outside and you’re reading a book about ice climbing on Denali in Alaska, things can feel pretty chilly! The Way of the Brave is the first book in Susan May Warren’s new series Global Search and Rescue. It’s action-packed from the start and doesn’t let up. I enjoyed meeting this new set of characters and learning more about them and their backgrounds. They each have their broken, hurting pasts which make them perfect candidates for Warren’s healing touch—although she has to shake them up a bit more before she’s done with them. Orion and Jenny are wonderful main characters, and there’s a stellar cast of supporting characters.

I did have a bit of a problem understanding and visualizing the ice climbing jargon and equipment, as I’m not at all familiar with it. I also had a few moments of wondering why anyone would want to climb in the ice in far below zero degrees weather. Nevertheless, it’s a great story of forgiveness, healing, hope, faith, and trust. With Warren’s signature wit and humor, the banter between the characters had me chuckling several times. I’m looking forward to Jake’s story coming soon.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Revell through LibraryThing. All opinions are my own.

BackCover Blurb:
Former pararescue jumper Orion Starr is haunted by the memory of a rescue gone wrong. He may be living alone in Alaska now, but the pain of his failure--and his injuries--has followed him there from Afghanistan. He has no desire to join Hamilton Jones's elite rescue team, but he also can't shirk his duty when the call comes in to rescue three lost climbers on Denali.

Former CIA profiler and psychiatrist Jenny Calhoun's yearly extreme challenge with her best friends is her only escape from the guilt that has sunk its claws into her. As a consultant during a top-secret mission to root out the Taliban, she green-lighted an operation that ended in ambush and lives lost. When her cathartic climb on Denali turns deadly, she'll be forced to trust her life and the lives of her friends to the most dangerous of heroes--the man she nearly killed.

Her skills and his experience are exactly what's needed to prevent another tragedy--but in order to truly set Orion free from his painful past, Jenny will have to reveal hers. They'll have to put their wounds behind them to survive, but at what cost?

Leap into action with this high-octane, breakneck new series from bestselling author Susan May Warren.

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