This book was high-paced and action packed! It was hard to put down.
The story resolves around a Muslim girl raised in Australia and the threats issued to her when she skates in the Olympics in America.
The Top Secret Medusa Group is assigned to protect Anya Khalid at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Born in the Emirate of Bhoukar, but raised in Brisbane, she has become a world class figure skater who with the blessing of the Emir represents her birth country in the games. However, instead of being a heroine, many of the Bhoukar residents believe she is an abomination flaunting her sexuality and defying Islam.
Medusa Isabella Torres is assigned as the lead to protect the skater because there is a viable assassination threat including a suicide bomber who could take out innocents as well as Anya. Delta Force Commander Dex Thorpe leads the overall security to quietly insure Munich does not happen in upstate New York. He detests working with a female, but soon changes his mind as he observes how competent Isabella is. As they team up to protect a skater carrying the world on her shoulders, the two operatives fall in love; but each knows keeping Anya safe and preventing a tragedy takes priority over their personal needs.
Timed perfect with the Olympics in Torino in February and with the Spielberg movie, the latest Medusa tale is a strong novel that will excite the audience at any time of the year. The thriller stars a strong proficient female and a chauvinistic male who quickly becomes a born again supporter of women in dangerous missions due to the brave skillful work of Isabella. Part of the fascination in this novel resides with Anya who has pressures few if any (perhaps Jesse Owens in 1936 or Israeli athletes after Munich) have ever faced. The story line is driven by this wonderful support character as Cindy Dees provides the deepest best Medusa thriller yet because of Anya.
the first all-female Special Ops unit, the Medusas. Her gut also said her sexy new boss would eventually realize an all-female detail could handle this operation.
NOT AS GOOD AS" MEDUSA RISING", BUT STILL KEEPS YOUR INTEREST.
A member of the "Medusas"...her gut was telling her she belonged at the winter games, guarding a controversial young ice skater form terrorists-and from a larger, more sinsiter plot...!
Book 3 in the Medusa Project. Series is about the first all Female Special Ops team. Fast paced, excellent thriller. Keeps you on edge.
BACK OF BOOK: A culture war was brewing - At the winter games. She'd pushed beyond her family's traditions because Isabella Torres, intel analyst and soldier, had been driven to succeed - especially as part of the first all-female Special Ops unit, the Medusas. She'd survived training on sheer guts. Now her gut was telling her she belonged at the winter games, guarding a controversial young ice skater from terrorists - and from a larger, more sinister plot that could turn an athletic neutral zone into a battlefield. Her gut also said her sexy boss would eventually realize an all-female detail could handle this operation.
For this mission, her gut instinct was pitted against enemies from East and West... Let the games begin.
I really enjoyed this book I could hardly put put it down I read it in a day and a half. Alot of good action to keep you on the edge wanting to know what was going to happen next
I have read almost all of Cindy Dees books and I have enjoyed all of them. Most of her books I find myself holding my breath for the next thing to come. I recommend all her books to anyone who loves suspense!