Monday, October 1, 2012

Deployed by Mel Odem

This book releases today, October 1st. 

Let's begin with the summary:

Sergeant Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw joined the United States Marine reserves to help support herself and her son when her ex-husband, Billy Roy, decided they were no longer his responsibility. But when her team is activated and sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission, Bekah struggles with being separated from her son and vows to return safely.

Once a successful Somalian businessman, Rageh Daud has lost everything. Determined to seek revenge on the terrorists who killed his wife and son, he teams up with a group of thieves, killers, and others displaced by war. Despite his better judgment, Daud becomes the protector of a young orphaned boy—who becomes a pawn between the warring factions.

To defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the region, Bekah and her team must convince Daud that they are on the same side.

My husband, Paul, read the book for review. Here are his thoughts:
Mel Odom’s page-turner Deployed drew me in and held my attention to the end. As a military novel with tight plotting, it was thoroughly enjoyable, but unlike some in this vein, Deployed offers a little extra for the Christian action/suspense reader looking for more depth and challenging themes with believable and interesting characters. In a male-dominated world of combat, having the lead be female provided a unique perspective that by itself would have made the book worth picking up. But the author’s convincing portrayal of this woman’s story was augmented by equally stunning complex and believable supporting characters who make a lasting impact on you. I’d recommend this book to anyone who appreciates a good, well-written military suspense story. 

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