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Title:
True valor
Author:
Henderson, Dee.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Sisters, Ore. : Multnomah Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
338 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781576738870
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Air Force pararescueman Bruce "Striker" Stanton spends his life rescuing pilots downed behind enemy lines, and Grace Yates flies an F/A-18 Hornet for the Navy. On their dangerous jobs away from home, they exchanged love letters. Now a fight between Syria and Turkey over water rights on the Euphrates has spiraled into a confrontation NATO finds itself struggling to prevent. For the military deployed in the region, it's not just the occasional news headline -- it's their daily problem. But when a missing Navy pilot turns out to be Gracie, Bruce has got one mission: get her out alive ... Clear, stylish typeset.


Author Notes

Dee Henderson worked as an engineer before she started writing fiction in 1996. She is the author of the O'Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. Her books have won numerous awards including the RITA Award, the Bookseller's Best Award, the National Reader's Choice Award for Danger in the Shadows, the Reviewers International Organization's best inspirational book of the year for The Negotiator and the 2002 Christy Award in the Romance category for The Guardian.

Henderson's title, Taken, is a New York Times Bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

If timing is everything, Henderson has it in spades as she launches the second novel in her inspirational suspense/romance series Uncommon Heroes, spotlighting military maneuvers in the Middle East. Navy Lt. Grace "Gracie" Yates is a tough, blue-eyed brunette who has a passion for flying harrowing missions. She's on the radar screen of Air Force Maj. Bruce "Striker" Stanton, who is looking for a long-term relationship despite his and Gracie's military careers, which separate them for long stretches. Henderson avoids mushy romantic cliches almost to a fault her characters are chaste, even by conservative standards, and Bruce and Gracie's first kiss is as lukewarm as old dishwater. But fresh touches of humor mixed with hair-raising rescue scenes keep readers involved, and there's enough Scripture and God talk to please the CBA market. The characterizations are wonderfully done, right down to Bruce's elderly hound dog, Emily, although overlong stretches of dialogue dilute the quality of some of the writing. The pace is often mired in incomprehensible military jargon ("She'd been given vectors to a KC-135 tanker on angels 12 as a backup, but there wasn't a bright billboard to tell her where it was in its pattern"), but readers can bail themselves out by using the glossary provided, which will be well-thumbed by the final page. Henderson's military themes and her strong, career-minded female characters are fairly original for the CBA market, and this latest installment should help build steam for the series. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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