Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Book review: Deathwatch (Broslin Creek Trilogy #1) by Dana Marton

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As the only person who can identify the most notorious hit man in the country, Kat Bridges is running for her life. 

Murphy Dolan is in the Army Reserves, returning from his 2nd tour of duty, only to find a stranger hiding in his house. She's scared spitless. He's completely burned-out on violence. Neither of them has any trust left to give.

If the best of the FBI couldn't protect her from the country’s most notorious assassin, does a burned-out small town cop have a prayer?

This started out as a prequel novella but morphed into a full blown novel. I'm so glad it did. Kat Bridges in on the run. It's 18 months since she's been hiding out from an assassin that killed her friend and then came after her because she saw him. The FBI thought they could protect her. She had to watch her own funeral and when things blew up, literally she ran. Kat had a hard life and it finally was going well with an adoptive family that loved her for her. Now she's had to let them think she's dead to protect them while she hides from a killer. Renting a house on a short term lease she settles in for a few months until she can earn enough money to move again. Unfortunately Murphy Dolan owns the house and when he shows up  after finishing his 2nd tour in the Army reserves things get hairy. Murph is exhausted and injured and burned out. All he wants to do is get home and fall in his bed and sleep and then start getting his health and life back together. Only problem is his bed is occupied by a half naked Kat.  Once Murph can get Kat to explain why she's there and what's she's afraid of it doesn't take him long to decide he wants to help her. He starts teaching her to defend herself and fixes up the house with tons of security. All the while though he becomes more and more attracted to her.  He's also fighting his own demons from his time at war and his injuries.  While Murph tries to figure out if the assassin  is really after Kat or if he's imagining it, both are also trying to figure out what's going on between them as well.  Then a killer sneaks in and steals Kat and it's a race to get to her before it's to late. Fast paced and action packed! Dana Marton knows now to put the thrill into her suspense. She keeps you guessing right til the end. 4 out of 5 stars for Deathwatch by Dana Marton.

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