Lynette Eason’s new series, Danger Never Sleeps, has started off with a bang – yes, quite literally! Collateral Damage will introduce you to characters that have military careers, both retired and active duty. The storyline centers around a former military psychiatrist and former special ops agent who both become involved in a murder scene. While investigating the crime, more details keep arising that start intertwining their former life overseas and their current situation in South Carolina. With situations occurring both in Afghanistan and South Carolina, the urgency in solving this crime becomes top priority.
Collateral Damage will keep you up late reading because as expected – it’s a page turner. Lynette Eason always delivers on her suspense & mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed the settings jumping back and forth from overseas to South Carolina. You could almost feel the emotion, energy and intenseness of the climate and surroundings. With that being said, it does describe special ops missions that are intense with death being eminent. It’s not graphic and shouldn’t be a problem unless military or war scenes are triggers. It brings to light the darkness and pain of being in war situations that leave so many with PTSD. Eason did a beautiful job of highlighting the healing that can happen when getting the necessary assistance of professionals in order to manage the pain.
I’m a big fan of strong female characters who have military careers. Not only does Eason do a great job of showing female strength, but she showcases incredible female relationships – no catty behavior in this book! I could write so much more as there are many more details I could highlight, but these are the ones that stood out to me. If you enjoy Colleen Coble, Irene Hannon or Dani Pettrey, you will enjoy Collateral Damage. This is a series that I will be waiting (not very patiently) for the next book to be released!