Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
Series: Saint Squad
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: Oct 1,2014
Paige Vickers needs a new life, so she’s relieved when she’s given an assignment that takes her away from her stressful position as a psychiatric nurse with the CIA and puts her in a job as administrative assistant for Vanessa Johnson, an instructor for undercover operatives at the CIA’s training facility.
At the same time, Damian Schmitt has been transferred to become a part of the Saint Squad—an elite group of Navy SEALs. However, on his first training mission with the team, he is almost killed, and the team suspects that the nearly fatal exercise was no accident. Then tensions accelerate when the rest of the squad is deployed on a secret mission—only to come up missing.
When the Saint Squad’s disappearance endangers Paige’s boss, it is up to Paige and Damian to discover what has happened by going undercover to Maracaibo, Venezuela, the city of Damian’s childhood. The shocking twists and turns keep all the members of the team guessing as they push to find out who is responsible for the attacks on the tightly knit Saint Squad.
This is the first book I’ve read in the SAINT SQUAD series. I found it very easy to jump right in and understand what was going on without having read the other books. I loved the characters and the way they worked together. The way the squad could tease each other and have fun under stress was enjoyable. Damien is new to the squad. I liked seeing the squad from a newcomer’s point of view. Perhaps because it mirrored my own point of view. Damien and Paige are both strong characters that seemed to fit right in with the others. I would enjoy going back and reading some of the other books so that I can know the original characters even better.