Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hero's Ransom

Authors: Diane & David Munson
Publisher: Micah House Media
February 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9825355-3-0
Genre: Inspirational/suspense

CIA Agent, Bo Rider fears the worst when his contact in China loses contact with him for two months. Bo’s boss believes that China has discovered a spy in their midst and wants him to discover if “Solo” is safe. But Bo’s email goes unanswered.

Amber Worthing is an archeologist digging in China and has uncovered a two-thousand year old mummy. Unfortunately, she also witnessed a secret rocket launch at a Chinese missile base, and she is arrested for espionage. Now she is in a Chinese prison, and her young son, Lucas, finds himself in a custody battle between his grandparents.

Amber struggles to keep the faith as she’s caught between sinister world powers. And now Bo has discovered that the Chinese have a killer satellite poised to destroy America. Can he stop them in time? And who will rescue Amber from her imprisonment?

HERO’S RANSOM is the first book that I’ve read by this dynamic writing duo. Diane Munson is an attorney as well as a Federal Prosecutor, and David Munson is a retired Federal Special Agent, so both of their careers came into play in this thriller.

I found the characters behaved in a very authentic gender-true manner, something that is extremely rare in most fiction. The writing is very tight, very concise, and almost chillingly relevant. The action also was gripping, capturing me from the first page, and holding it until the end.

If you like reading convincing suspense, then don’t miss HERO’S RANSOM. This is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat. $14.99. 310 pages.

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