When I realized this series did not continue with Sara (from the prequel) I was a little disappointed. Danger in the Shadows was a great read! However, this author has a talent for writing likeable, realistic characters. I enjoyed this book and loved getting to know Dave (from the prequel) better. I am excited to meet the rest of the O'Malley Clan as I continue the series. Being a christian series, there was obviously talk of God in the book. It was nice not to have to worry about bad language. Overall, a great series so far!
The beginning of the OMalley series. As young orphans they joined together to form their own family. As adults they are each invovled in careers that call them to make sacrifices for the sake of others. Kate is a hostage negotiator who becomes the target of a killer. She butts heads with the man assigned to keep her safe. Kate finds herself getting closer to Dave-though she isn't sure about the GOd he believes in. Can she trust Dave? Can she trust God?
Book 1 of the O'Malley series. This is Kate's story. She's a cop and a hostage negotiator. During a tense standoff in a bank, she is helped by FBI Agent Dave Richman. Dave has spent years protecting people and failure is not in his vocabulary. But now, thanks to the bank standoff, Kate is a target. Will she trust Dave to protect her? And will she allow God into her life as well?
The Negotiator is a great book. If you enjoy getting lost in the character, you will really love Kate. The book is well written, I had trouble laying it down. I got the other books in the O'Malley series and read them all.
I have quickly become a fan of Dee Henderson, she has just the right touch of in what is essentially a good suspense, and romantic story. I couldn't put this down, read on it every chance I got till I finished it. I didn't realize there was a prequel, 'Danger in the Shadows', so now I"m waiting on that one to read it then I'm planning on reading the whole series, I have about 3 of them on their way to me as I write this. This is a good book, I recommend it highly, enjoy!!
Danger, suspense, a beautiful hostage negotiator, and a great story. Who could ask for anything more? This is the first book in the O'Malley series, and very much a recommended read for anyone who loves suspense and a happy ending!
If you're looking for a thriller with the perfect blend of romance and suspense, this is it? Kate O'Malley's specialty is hostage situations - defusing human time bombs before they go off. People die if she fails. She's never met a case she wouldn't jump into - but a relationship with a Christian man? That's another story!
Love this WHOLE series!! I love how they learn to work it out. Life takes work and not just sugar coating. But there is Love and Hope in this book that helps with the Challenges! And there is a constant small thread that includes Jesus's strength and Love! This Series is a Great Read that is a page turner too boot!!
Wonderful book and great story. It is a very intense suspense. I love Kate O'Malley, she is just a great person and makes you feel like her story is happening. She is a strong woman who has had alot of bad things happen to her in her life but overcomes them and has a new "family". Dee Henderson is a great author and spiritually lifts you up.
Story is about a police negotiator named Kate O'Malley. She and six others from an orphanage make their name, O'Malley, and become their own family. Her life changes big time when she meets a potential bomber, Henry Lott, and FBI Special Agent Dave Richman. A mix of crime drama and romance.
Enjoyable read. I appreciate how Ms. Henderson works spiritual insights into her characters' relationships without seeming preachy or contrived. I like the O'Malley's and plan to read the rest of the series!
When I picked this book up at the library sale, I had no idea anything about it or the author, but I have to say I found it easy to read and I really enjoyed it, there are zero swear words and no sex, but still very good!!! I am looking forward to reading all of the books in this series and hope they are just as good!
I love this series! This is my second time reading them. Kate O'Malley is a negotiator for the Chicago Police Dept. She is sent into a bank to negotiate with a man who is willing to blow himself, his hostages and the bank to bits. Inside is an FBI agent, named Dave Richmond, who ends up helping her to defuse the bomb. They fall in love but Kate is hesitant because they are both in law enforcement and Dave is hesistant because she isn't a believer. Dave faith is very important to him and wants a lifetime partner who believes. Kate has her adopted family surrounding her when circumstances get very sticky for her as well as Dave, who gets deeply involved with both her, her situation and her family. A must read!
Dee Henderson is an amazing author! Her books keep you guessing and are hard to put down. Her characters turn into friends you want to hang around with. Their lives and jobs are realistic. She has become one of my favorites!