Monday, January 7, 2008

Breathless-Sharan McClellan

Sharan McClellan
Silhouette Athena Force, Feb 2008, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373389780

U.S. Marine Corp Combatant diver and Athena Academy graduate Jessica Whitaker leads a military exercise with newbies when she realizes someone sabotaged their training. Before seeking safety for herself, Jessica makes sure none of the participants are left behind as she is a marine.

Soon after that the Athena Academy asks Jessica to find a three-year old shipwreck and recover a laptop from it. Assigned to help her is expert marine salvager and computer guru Zach Holiday. Jess and Zach are attracted to one another from the onset and share euphoria when they find their undersea objective. However before they can shout mission accomplished and explore their feelings, Athena’s deadly enemy, Arachne has sent troops to retrieve the laptop from them. The pair depends on one another to avoid a watery grave.

This tense romantic suspense shows why this reviewer feels the Athena Force series is one of the most exciting on the market today. Sharan McClellan leaves her audience BREATHLESS as her lead couple struggle to survive against incredible odds, they come across as real people whose expertise may not be enough. Fans of the saga will appreciate the latest action packed thriller.

Harriet Klausner