"Harm’s Way" by John Gilstrap: Review/Giveaway

Review by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the book and a link to purchase it.

In a remote part of Venezuela, a drug syndicate has snatched ten missionaries and is holding them for ransom. However, FBI director Irene Rivers has a special interest in one of them. He holds a secret that she needs. She hires Jonathan Grave and his hostage rescue team to retrieve the one man. He insists theyll bring them all back. One man is returned when the ransom is paid before the team leaves. Nine to go.

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This is an OTR mission, as in Off the Record, no bringing attention to the rescue, do nothing newsworthy.

Of course, on a mission like this, nothing ever goes exactly as planned. The man Rivers wants is in a different building from the others. Theres nowhere to land a helicopter, so they have to go in by boat. Hiring the boat does not go smoothly.

To make matters more complicated, the team discovers a threat to not just the hostages, Venezuela, or South America, but to the world. Which becomes more important? The lives of ten men or the lives of hundreds of thousands? Can Jonathan, the Big Guy, Gunslinger, Chief, and Torpedo, save everyone and stave off the threat? Ven-ee-chee (who is the woman in their office who handles every possible emergency that comes up) has their backs, and with the fastest hands on a keyboard, she anticipates their every need.

As always, Gilstrap provides a breath-holding page-turner tale. This is book 15 in the series, each a thriller that moves at a fast pace interspersed with humor and wisecracks to lighten the tension. Never one to put his own life ahead of a hostages, Jonathan doesnt hesitate to do whatever is necessary to save the PC (precious cargo). When you think you can breathe again, a twist at the end will catch you off guard.

This time the odds are higher than ever.

To enter to win a copy of Harm's Way, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "harm,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen November 11, 2023. US residents only and you must be 18 or older to enter. If entering via email please include your mailing address in case you win. If entering via comment please include your email address so we can contact you. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won't see coming.

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