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Nola reminded me a bit of JD Robb's Eve Dallas (but in a current setting and without the dependence on a rich man). She's got a violent past, that has left her with a lot of baggage, but the story just gives you what you need to know to make some sense of the situation. There's no introduction with a back story explicitly spelled out - it's right into the action, so the author can expand on it as necessary without being tied to much.
I hope the series will continue to flesh out the whole team (Nola, Bishop, etc.). I want to know more.
This stand-alone is easy to follow but at times difficult to read due to emotions evoked. Minor editing errors, no gratuitous violence or drag-you-down drama. Not all questions are answered.
Intriguing, fast-paced storyline of a one woman wrecking crew. There is a realistic paranormal aspect that enhances the story. Descriptive writing that draws the reader into each scene. Flexible procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct personalities and excellent dialogue.
No desire to re-read this story. I am interested in other works by this author.
I love R.D. Brady's books. Good characters, the bad guys get their butts kicked or worse, and Nola does not put up with male crap. Love it. I am in the process of reading all Brady's books. I have noticed that all of the authors of kick-ass books have characters that jump right back into the fray after barely paying lip service to their injuries. I have to suspend my disbelief and just enjoy as they kick another evil guy in the head, knees and balls. I know after a decade of working in surgery that there ain't no way they are going to be leaping tall buildings whie that gunshot to te abdoen and broken leg heals but what the heck! Enjoy!
A good read with lots of action, detail, emotion and courage. Also a lot of questions about Nola’s backstory as she clearly is running from a major loss. This is the first in a what appears to be a great series.
The characters were full bodied and came to life with the details of their personality, actions, and emotions. The concept of a a “ghost” who goes out to save those who can’t save themselves is fascinating and made for an enjoyable read. The action was descriptive and created a vivid picture. I am not sure who besides Nola, Avad, Bishop and Illiana will return, but I hope to see more of Rascal and perhaps Tommy, Derek and a few others!
There were many facets to this story and it kept me captivated from cover to cover. I look forward to reading more about Nola and others.
A convoluted and fascinating tale of covert operations, human trafficking, and the psychological toll paid by those who seek to right the wrongs done in this world often at a cost that is often unfathomable....
Phenomenal book! I loved the story (couldn't stop reading!), the characters were multi-layered & deep. I can't wait to read more!!! If you love being pulled into a story & feeling like you're in the middle of the action, you will love Nola James, the enforcer/ninja will have you hooked!
Nola is a loner. A former agent, she now pushes cases which target the vulnerable. In Surrender the Fear, Nola is on her own bringing justice and/ or rescue into places normal law enforcement can not reach. A missing teen from the wrong side if the tracks us brought to her attention and Nola sees another case that will fall through the cracks. When she begins to trace the child's disappearance, she finds other girls have also gone missing over a period if a few years from the same area. All were "good girls" - quiet girls who were succeeding in school and helping out at home, until, they weren't there anymore. Can Nola find the link and in doing so can she, perhaps, find herself?