Review: Heart of Danger (Ghost Ops #1) by Lisa Marie Rice

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Review: Heart of Danger (Ghost Ops #1) by Lisa Marie Rice

Ghost Ops. A small unit of super-elite soldiers so secret only two men know of their existence. Betrayed by their commanding officer while on an antiterrorist mission, the team is massacred. Only three survive—and find themselves framed and disgraced. But en route to the court martial, they escape . . . and disappear.


Beautiful, brilliant, and determined, Dr. Catherine Young is on a mission to find a man who has vanished into thin air. Walking into a high-tech hideaway bearing an essential message to Tom "Mac" McEnroe, Team Leader of the betrayed Ghost Ops force, is the most dangerous thing she has ever done. The soldier she encounters is frightening and suspicious, but her senses reveal the man underneath: tough, honorable, and so breathtakingly masculine Catherine feels weak in his presence . . . But to surrender to Mac's passionate desires would put her life in dire jeopardy. Catherine has a gift that enables her to see into the heart of others—and looking into Mac's is like staring into the very heart of danger itself.

Title: Heart of Danger
Author: Lisa Marie Rice
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: I Dream of Danger
Series: Ghost Ops
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: I Dream of Danger
Published by Avon
Source: Author
Published: November 6th 2012
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 295
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Stars: four-stars

If you’re looking for a fast hitting story, filled with danger, hot military men and intrigue then look no further than Heart of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice. This first book in the Ghost Ops series is filled with action in and out of the bedroom. This page turner was quite entertaining for me with all the tension, action, adventure and great characters.

Boy, oh boy do I like a military man! Tough, honorable, protective – Mac would be my dream guy. That fact that his looks are less than perfect does not detract from his masculine essence and that makes a real selling point for me. In all honest, it’s then men in this series, from Mac to Patient Nine, that hold my biggest interest. Catherine has some serious book smarts but it’s her special ability of being an empath that make her very interesting. Don’t take this the wrong way but while I really like Catherine and Stella (I sense a story with her), the men are what hooked me in and kept me riveted until the very last page. That includes the villain. Something tells me we haven’t heard the last of him.

Normally, I don’t go for suspense stories. I tend to tie suspense with mystery and that just doesn’t appeal to me. However, Heart of Danger had an added hint of paranormal and sci-fi combination, which is right up my alley. Throw in strong military men and frankly I just couldn’t resist. I thoroughly enjoyed the futuristic sci-fi side. You know the timing is just off in the future but not so far out you can’t relate to it. I found Ms. Rice did an excellent job with providing the right amount of descriptions enabling me to picture what she is describing without losing me in tedious drawn out details. No skimming here. I happily read every word. The geek in my really enjoyed all the high-toys. I do need to comment on the author choice of the lab being in Palo Alto. Living just down the road, oh yes I can picture this entire story taking place in Silicon Valley.

This is the second book in the series that I have read. Unfortunately, I read them out of order. For the most part, both books work well as stand alones but since this series seems to be building to a climatic ending, I recommended read both…preferably in order.

Heart of Danger

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