Unabridged audio book
Enjoyed the book ... hard to put down but it ended way too abruptly - left me feeling disappointed and putout rather than anxious for more.
This is the first book of Betsy Brannon Green that I have read. I have purchased two, that have sat on my shelf waiting to be read, Murder by the Book and Murder by Design. I know that I will be reading them. Proceed with Caution was a page turner and I was caught up in the story right from the start.
Life has unraveled quickly for Neely. On her birthday, she turns to her brother, who commands a special ops team for the military. He agrees to help her find her missing daughter, her husband who is accused of embezzlement, and her son who is caught in a war zone in Africa.
The team is on it! One operative, Owl, finds himself with Brooke, the missing daughter. They are trying to stay under the radar of the people trying to kill her and the police offers trying to subpoena her. They find themselves working on a Civil War reenactment resort. They are cute together. Brooke wants to try to make Owl smile. He is very serious and good at his job. It doesn't take long before their working relationship begins to turn into feelings that are stronger than friendship.
The book switches gears many times in the book. It shows the work on both ends. We visit Major Dane and his crew and how they are helping the rest of the family, and then we visit Owl and Brooke. This is done seamlessly and doesn't detract from either story line.
As I was finishing this book, I thought that the loose ends had been wrapped up and that the book was coming to a happy conclusion. I was wrong. The last chapter is a cliffhanger. The good news is that I know that there will be another book that features Brooke and Owl, the bad news is that I am anxiously awaiting the next book. This book is clean.
Brooke Clayton knows that she has to escape from her apartment without attracting the notice of the police watching the parking lot. So she takes one last glance at her phone, knowing her mother is going to be worried, and heads out the back way to get lost in the flow of humanity. As soon as her mom, Neely, realizes that she can't reach Brooke, she goes to her brother Major Dane, knowing that if anyone can find her, he and his team of highly trained army men can. They head to Neely's home in Nashville to set up a command center where they can work on finding Brooke before she gets hurt, without even having any idea why she's disappeared in the first place. Dane trusts just one man to protect his niece, Hunter code named Owl because of his amazing eyesight. But when Hunter and Brooke have to run and end up posing as a married couple in a Civil War reenactment sight, the more pressing danger is Brooke falling in love with another man not willing to commit his life to her.
Wow, this book was a fast paced read. I love the way the plot moves from one crazy problem to another. Brooke was a bit of a mystery, even to the reader. It seemed as though I wasn't able to find out just why she was hiding from the police for quite a long time in the story. I also really liked Owl, he seemed more like a person in this book, a lot of Major Dane's men seem more like machines than people, except for maybe Steamer, he has a lot of personality usually. Prepare for a cliff hanger in the end of this book! Can't wait to read the next book to find out what happens to Brooke and Hunter!
Such a good book but I hate the way it ended- I have to find out what happens to Brook and Hunter!!!! Hurry with a sequel please!!!!
I LOVE Besty Brannon Green's books!
I have read every one of them!
Betsy Brannon Green is best know for her Haggerty Mystery Series.
And she also has a Kennedy Killingsworth Mystery Series.
This book goes along with her Duty Series which includes:
Above and Beyond
and Code of Honor
If you have read these books you will have met Savannah and Major Christopher Dane.
This time Dane's sister, Neely is seeking his help.
Neely's husband is being accused of embezzlement...
Neely's son is trapped in Zimbabwe due to tribal wars...
and if that wasn't enough, Neely's daughter has gone on the run...
Dane and his team have their work cut out for them!
Fun twists and turns in the story including a section of the book where one of Dane's team members finds himself re-enacting Civil War battles...fun, fun, fun part of the book!
And just when you think the story is coming to the end...you will remember that Betsy is famous for her cliff-hangers...
I promise you will be begging for MORE!
(While this book follows the characters in the previous books, it can be read as a stand-alone book, you don't have to have read the other books first.)
Proceed with Caution brings back the characters readers have grown to respect and love in Hazardous Duty, Above and Beyond & Code of Honor. Betsy Brannon Green skillfully presents this suspenseful mystery with her usual panache we have come to expect in the past twelve years since her first published novel to the current 16th book in print.
Major Dane entrusts his niece's (Brooke Clayton) safety to one of his team members, Hunter / AKA Owl while trying to solve the plague of problems that descended upon his sister's family.
I love the descriptions of life in the 1860's as Betsy weaves her tale placing Brooke and Owl into a Civil War reenactment resort while they go into hiding posing as a married couple.
There are numerous twists to the plots and the book ends with a tremendous cliff hanger that leaves the reader wanting more.