Collateral Damage - Danger Never Sleeps Author:Lynette Eason Honorably discharged from the Army after an explosion nearly killed her, former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams has set up shop to help others--but her days of helping military personnel are over. She's got her own battles to fight from her time overseas, and she's not equipped to take on more. Former Army Special Ops Sergeant First Class Ash... more »er James could handle anything that war sent his way--terrorists, bombs, bullets. The only thing that scares him now is sleep. As the shadows close in, the nightmares begin.
Finally convinced that he needs help, Asher makes an appointment with a counselor, and Brooke is pressed by her boss to take him on. When he arrives at her office she isn't there--but a dead body is. Brooke is devastated when she walks in, and Asher is a conveniently strong shoulder to cry on. But she can't take him on as a client after sharing such an intimate and unprofessional moment, can she? And he's not sure he can handle sharing his deepest fears with such a beautiful woman.
When it becomes clear that Brooke was the real target of the attack--and that her secrets go even deeper than his own--Asher vows to protect her no matter what.
Bestselling author Lynette Eason is back with a new series that spans the globe and
Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason is the first in the Danger Never Sleeps series. My interest was captured from the very first chapter. Brooke Adams and Asher James are complex characters. Brooke is a woman who got burned out while helping military personnel and then harmed in the explosion. She held a man's hand while he died and has a last item to give his wife along with a message. Brooke is suffering from PTSD and is dealing with it the best way she knows how. Asher James has been discharged from the Army and is having trouble dealing with the nightmares. Asher is a man who prefers not to reveal his feelings, but he believes Brooke is the one person he can talk to because she understands what he is going through. Asher rescued Brooke from the restaurant, so they have had similar experiences. The last thing Asher expects to find is a dead body in Brooke's office. They experience an immediate connection which grows deeper as they evade the killers. The mystery was multifaceted. I do not want to say too much and give anything way. I like the complexity of the crime and how it was revealed bit by bit. I enjoyed figuring out who was involved and what they were up to. There are surprising twists and unexpected revelations. I especially liked the action which kept the story moving along at a fast pace. The author created such a delightful villain. I like how Christianity was incorporated into the story. The romance did not dominate. It developed as Brooke and Asher worked to stay alive and get the bad guys. There are quite a few characters and it can be hard to keep track of them at times. I enjoyed how everything came together at the end and I am looking forward to the next installment in Danger Never Sleeps series. Collateral Damage is an intense Christian suspense that you will not want to put down.