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When Danger Calls (Blackthorne, Inc. Book 1)

When Danger Calls (Blackthorne, Inc. Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Terry Odell
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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If someone asks single mother Frankie Castor to clear a room, she’ll smile and find a vacuum cleaner. Ryan Harper, on the other hand, uses a gun. Is it possible they can work together when their lives depend on it?

Frankie’s returned to her childhood home in Montana to help care for her mother. Her biggest worries are balancing the budget and the upkeep of an aging home. When she offers a man a ride home from the hospital, she never imagines she’ll end up having to choose between her daughter’s life and matters of national security that could cost the lives of millions.

Ryan returns to his family home to find a way to prove he didn’t leak vital information on a covert ops mission gone south. As he searches for the meaning of a file he’s kept hidden from the mission, he has no idea that international mercenaries have been searching for it—and him. When the mercenaries come after Ryan, he’s torn. Fighting for his country wars with fighting to rescue people he loves.

Set against a Montana mountain backdrop, When Danger Calls is a story filled with action, adventure, and romance, where the stakes keep getting higher and higher.


Frankie took his elbow. “You’re still shaky. I think you should stick around here, where someone can keep an eye on you.”

His mouth narrowed. “No, I need to get away. It’s complicated, but I don’t want anyone to know I’m here.” He stared over her shoulder for a moment, as if it took a long time for the words to line up before he spoke. “Can I impose on you for a lift to a motel? I’d like to be nearby.”

He lifted his arms shoulder height, palms upward, then did a slow pivot. “I’m not armed. And I don’t bite. Promise. In a few minutes I’ll be out of your hair.”

Logic said to give him cab fare. She checked her wallet, and didn’t think three dollars would get him anywhere. She remembered his gentle touch on the dance floor. At the moment, he was in no condition to do anything to hurt her. She’d have him at a motel in a few minutes. Instinct trumped logic. “My car’s outside. Can you walk?”


" action-packed adventure tale with agreeable results." Jay Boyar, Orlando Magazine

"Odell has written a story with nonstop action. There are plenty of surprises, especially when the line that separates the good guys from the bad guys becomes blurred ... Odell's writing will keep readers on their toes." - Barb Anderson, Romantic Times BOOKreviews.

“Terry Odell creates adventures that will keep you turning the pages. A perfect, getaway read from a very talented author.” – USA Today best-selling author Rhonda Pollero

Terry Odell puts a fresh spin on romantic suspense with WHEN DANGER CALLS. The story teems with passion, action and characters as real as your best friend. The book intrigued me from beginning to end. I'll definitely be looking for her next installment! ... Linda Castillo, bestselling author of OVERKILL

Formerly published by Five Star Expressions, WHEN DANGER CALLS is now available in digital format.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 528 KB
  • Print Length: 359 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0046H9YRI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,904 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was born in Los Angeles and now make my home in Divide, Colorado. An avid reader (my parents tell everyone they had to move from our first home because I finished the local library), I always wanted to "fix" stories so the characters did what I wanted, in books, television, and the movies. Once I began writing, I found this wasn't always possible, as evidenced when the mystery I intended to write rapidly became a romance.

However, my entry into the world of writing can be attributed to a "mistake" when my son mentioned the Highlander television series on a visit home. Being the "good mother" I began watching the show and soon connected with the world of fanfiction, first as a reader, then as a critique giver, and then, one brave weekend, I wrote my first short story.

Things snowballed and soon I was writing my first original novel. Much later, I mentioned something about a recent Highlander episode to my son, and he said, "Oh, I've never actually watched the show, I just thought the concept was cool." Little did he know what he'd started.

I love getting into the minds of my characters, turning them loose in tight spots and seeing what they do. Too often, they surprise me.

My published works include the Pine Hills Police Series, the Blackthorne, Inc. series as well as the Romantic Suspense novel, What's in a Name? and the Mapleton Mystery series. I've also published numerous short stories with The Wild Rose Press.

I'm an active member of Romance Writers of America, and its Kiss of Death chapter, as well as Mystery Writers of America. When I'm not writing, or watching wildlife from my window, I'm probably reading.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Too mush slushy stuff for me 8 Aug 2014
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Too mush slushy stuff for me, as another reader comments it's a cross between black ops and romance but the romance side is very annoying and slushy. Both halves of the couple comment about 100 times that they weren't ready for love and didn't know whether to get involved or not, but it's so predictable that they will you get truly sick of hearing them repeat it. However if they had just got on with it then the book would be only half as long as much padding on the subject. Shame as I thought the author had potential just needs more of the black ops and less of the slush next time. It's partly our own fault as we want to buy books for 74p, how much time can the author spend on the plot. This is true of so much on amazon we want it cheaper and cheaper until everything sold in England will be rubbish.
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A cross between a romance and black ops, which I did not think worked very well,but saying that the plot was not too bad and at least there did not seem to be any mistakes.
I enjoy a good romance and also enjoy a good thriller but I am sorry to say I really struggled to finish this book so I do not think I will be bothering with book two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 4 Sep 2013
By Joannie
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Not my usual genre, but a good story. Frankie is not the usual wimpy female, Ryan is a bit grumpy - but hey he's a man! I would have preferred a bit more romance than two full on sex scenes. Worth a read and I shall look out for Terry again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected 5 Aug 2014
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It was a well written book that enabled the reader to visualise the characters. However I expected a thriller when it was more a love story.
I was therefore disappointed
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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 2 Aug 2014
By Kit
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Another secret operation with twists and turns with complex relationship issues. Exciting scenarios left the reader guessing what would happen next. A good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great adventure tale. 5 Aug 2014
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Great adventure tale packed full of surprises but at the same time moved all nicely. Really enjoyed Ryan's adventures. Some romance thrown in for good measure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 28 July 2014
By Al D.
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If when reading a book I can relax into the story, the author has done good job.
Well done Terry Odell, a fine author and story teller.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Real Good Action Thriller 17 Aug 2014
By Huge
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A really good action thriller and easy read, ideal for holiday or travel. Not outstanding just really good with thrills a plenty.
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