Publication date: October 1st 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
When friends become enemies and enemies become lovers.
Born in the blood of Sierra Leone’s Civil War, enslaved, then sold to the US as an orphan, Base Branch operative, Sloan Harris is emotionally dead and driven by vengeance. With no soul to give, her body becomes the bargaining chip to infiltrate a warlord’s inner circle, the man called The Devil who killed her family and helped destroy a region.
As son of the warlord, Baine Kendrick will happily use Sloan’s body, if it expedites his father’s demise. Yet, he is wholly unprepared for the possessive and protective emotions she provokes. Maybe it’s the flashes of memory. Two forgotten children drawing in the dirt beneath the boabab tree. But he fears there is more at stake than his life.
In the Devil’s den with Baine by her side, Sloan braves certain death and discovers a spirit for living.
A digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
This is a tale of grit and determination. The book revolves around a central theme of achieving a goal – whatever it takes, packed within a frame if action-packed adventure. This is the first book in the Base Branch Series by the author. The story’s protagonists are remarkable in their league. Sloan is a ruthless and heartless secret agent and is on a vengeful mission. She decides to take on a formidable man, who was not only responsible for her folks, but is a warlord and crime king feared by many. Enters Sloan’s childhood friend, Baine. Baine and Sloan meet after a number of years but emotions are evoked when the two meet. Baine is not only the son of the man that Sloan is trying to trounce, but is also shamelessly amoral and has no qualms about stepping out of moral boundaries of any standards. Life takes them both through a torrent of scenes in the crime world.
Mitcham deals with the complexities in the two characters beautifully. Baine, who is unabashedly pursuing life his way, and Sloan who is dead inside are both very alluring characters. The plot is woven nicely as a web in the midst of these two. Although some pages get predictable, the story is well-paced and keeps the reader hooked. The story narration perspective from one point of view to another is well-handled. Mitcham also has a good command over the language and as a reader, one can’t help but wish that the emotional side of the Sloan – Baine saga was dealt with even more deeply spanning more pages, purely because Mitcham has a great style of story-telling, and that it would have been lovely to read more of it.
This is a superb book, and if you’re a lover of action-based tales of revenge and sentiments, this book is a must-read!
My rating for this book: 4 stars