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Taking Fire: A First Responders Novel

Taking Fire: A First Responders Novel [Kindle Edition]

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After two years and too many lost troops, Navy medic Max de Milles is ready to go home. Her last tour is up in four days and she will soon be catching a transport to the States. Life is looking good until she gets detailed to evacuate a humanitarian group in south Somalia.

Rachel Winslow and her Red Cross team are caught in the crossfire during a vicious civil uprising, but she refuses to abandon her team members as the rebels close in on their camp. By the time Max and the Black Hawk arrive, it may already be too late.

Hunted by extremists, Max and Rachel are forced to work together if they are to survive, and in the process, discover something far more lasting.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1359 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (14 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,449 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Radclyffe’s “First Responder” series is turning out to be an excellent and powerful departure from her more traditional romances. Thoroughly enjoying the exploration of powerful women in difficult roles. This is by far the grittiest of Rad’s output. There is a tension and suspense we don’t get from the romances, however much we love them. The characters are full of strength and stubborn determination. Strong women in traditionally male jobs, role models, setting a standard as doctors, fire fighters and soldiers that any young woman would be proud to follow.

The charters of Max and Rachel draw us in. They are both powerful women who have chosen difficult and dangerous careers. They are stubborn, strong, loners in a crowd. They never ask for help, even when they need it. And they both fear failure more than anything. Powerful but flawed, they are extremely three dimensional. At times so alike, it is their very independent strength which balances them. Radclyffe often writes books based around the strong/weak, rich/poor dynamic where one character ‘rescues’ the other. Here, while the Max is the warrior and it is literally her job to rescue Rachel, the pair become mutually self-reliant and that allows a much more rounded interaction.

The plot is tense and interesting. Without wanting to give away any spoilers, just when you think the main adventure is over you notice you are only half way through, and another set of challenges pops up to keep the suspense moving. The setting is well done, the descriptions evocative and the heat of the jungle oozes off the page, along with the fear and resolve these women exude.

I have been critical in the past of Radclyffe producing too many repeats. This is an excellent change of pace, a well written and compelling read that puts her right back at the top of her game. It captured my attention from the start and kept it. Well done.
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2.0 out of 5 stars too short and lacking in depth 29 Aug. 2014
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More and more this author is publishing for the sake of it and to a schedule. This had the potential for deeply moving thought provoking script but was marred by the need to write to a formula. The characters needed more depth and for that to happen more words were needed. Far too short and with too many gaps in the dialogue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner 25 Aug. 2014
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I'm a big Radclyffe fan and this didn't disappoint. Exciting plot and great characterisation as always.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I have to start by saying I love Radclyffes work 26 Aug. 2014
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I have to start by saying I love Radclyffes work. I have read every single title published to date and that's why I'm a little disappointed by Taking Fire.
As with all Rads work the characters are likeable and you care what happens to them. This just seems so rushed.
As far as the story goes you'll have to read it for yourself and please do its worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great. Book 28 Dec. 2014
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Thoroughly enjoyable hotmail k. Great story written with passion. The book is awe inspiring. It captivates the horror of war and the exhilaration of true love. Hey what can I say I'm a romantic at heart and love can conquer all. Heart book, easy read and hard to put down.
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