What do you get when two hostage negotiators, a sniper, a bomb technician, an EMT, and their commanding officer live together? The answer is a family.
In Silent Night Standoff, the first installment in Susan Sleeman’s First Responders series, readers are introduced to this unique team of law enforcement professionals. Skyler Brennan, a hostage negotiator, is in the wrong place at the wrong time. While dropping off a check at the bank for an upcoming holiday party, Skyler finds herself in the middle of a bank robbery. After being rescued from her team and a man she believed left her for good, the threats one of the bank robbers made on her life become a reality.
Logan Hunter has returned to Portland to secure a promotion and with that accomplishment, his dad’s approval. The last person he expects to find in the center of a bank robbery is a former flame—a woman he hasn’t been able to forget. He’s pulled between his head (bringing justice to those involved in the robbery) and his heart (protecting Skyler at all costs).
A story of two people trying to overcome mistakes and hurts from their past and searching for what’s important for their future, Silent Night Standoff, captivated me from the first page. The action is constant, the characters are human but likable, and the mystery keeps the reader guessing until the end. The concept of these co-workers living life together reminded me of the relationships in Dee Henderson’s O’Malley series. I can’t wait to read to read the other team members’ stories.
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Order on the author’s website or from Amazon (kindle version available Nov 1 and paperback Nov 4)