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The Woman Left Behind: A Novel

The Woman Left Behind: A Novel

Scritto da Linda Howard

Narrato da Saskia Maarleveld


The Woman Left Behind: A Novel

Scritto da Linda Howard

Narrato da Saskia Maarleveld

valutazioni:
4.5/5 (120 valutazioni)
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11 ore
Editore:
Pubblicato:
Mar 6, 2018
ISBN:
9780062695062
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

Jina Modell works in Communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor—and it was very cool, even for Washington, DC. She liked being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room.

But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awareness and action, she's reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit. The only problem is she isn't particularly athletic, to put it mildly, and in order to be fit for the field, she has to learn how to run and swim for miles, jump out of a plane, shoot a gun...or else be out of a job.

Team leader Levi, call sign Ace, doesn't have much confidence in Jina—who he dubbed Babe as soon as he heard her raspy, sexy voice—making it through the rigors of training. The last thing he needs is some tech geek holding them back from completing a dangerous, covert operation. In the following months, however, no one is more surprised than he when Babe, who hates to sweat, begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. What's even more surprising is that the usually very disciplined GO-team leader can't stop thinking about kissing her smart, stubborn mouth…or the building chemistry and tension between them.

Meanwhile, a powerful Congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi's squad in Syria. While the rest of the operatives set off on their mission, Jina remains at the base to control the surveillance drone, when the base is suddenly attacked with explosives. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where, brutally tested beyond measure, she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they're exfiltrated out of the country.

But Levi never leaves a soldier behind, especially the brave woman he's fallen for. He's bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.

Editore:
Pubblicato:
Mar 6, 2018
ISBN:
9780062695062
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Alabama with her husband and a golden retriever.

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  • (5/5)
    Another great Linda Howard book. Wonderful characters and a thrilling storyline.
  • (4/5)
    Re-listened to this a second time. Excellent book. I recommend it. Surprise ending. Good character development. Believable plot.
  • (3/5)
    With all the details spent with other areas in the book, the ending came and went so fast that I didn't have time to enjoy the climax
  • (5/5)
    Spoiler: Great book but the last action scene would have been better if all the good guys had lived. It is make believe after all.
  • (5/5)
    Really enjoyed this book. Look forward to the next one.
  • (3/5)
    Jina liked her job in Communications for the anti-terrorism GO-teams. She is not happy that her high scores in a company videogame have her reassigned to join one of the teams in the field, although the drone she gets to fly in support is very cool. But Jina is not a quitter--it isn't in her--so she guts through the training. It doesn't help that the head of the team is a very sexy guy--who makes it very plain that there will be no relationships between teammates. Luke would be happy to see her wash out of training so that he can make a move on her, but he has too much integrity to undermine her and make her fail. Then a mission goes very wrong....There is a lot of lust here, and eventually some very hot sex, but not really any romance. Mostly it's the story of a self-proclaimed nerd reaching deep within herself to learn what she can do.
  • (4/5)
    The blurb made it seem that she would spend a goodly chunk of the book getting herself back to the team or civilisation or whatever but actually it's only a few chapters in a story, though it is a pivotal point in the story for the heroines growth.Levi Butcher leads a paramilitary unit of macho men and into this mix his boss puts a geek, and a female geek at that. She, Jina Modell, and the other geeks assigned to other teams, are unfit and would not be able to keep up with the team so they set about fixing that, trying to break her, but she refuses to break and becomes part of the team. After a few missions she ends up left behind and has to get to safety, ignoring pain and the fear of being trapped behind enemy lines.It's interesting and the characters are well drawn, even if Levi Butcher comes across as being a bit of an ass sometimes while he tries to convince himself that the only feelings he has for Jina is that of a co-worker. I also had some issues with the resolution as it was a bit pat and easy. Still an interesting read with characters I was rooting for.