Thursday, April 11, 2013

Title: Lockdown
Series: Saint Squad, #2
Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
Rating: 4 Shooting Stars

Only twice had she set foot inside the building since the massacre. The first time had been just a month after the tragedy .. . . The second time she had returned to the scene of the crime had been two days ago when she forced herself to enter the building to check on the temporary office for the SEAL team. The counselor she had seen in the months after the shooting had encouraged her to face her fears, but now . . . Riley wasn't sure she was ready to face them after all. Caught up in a hostage situation that is hauntingly familiar, Riley Palmetta once more finds her life hanging in the balance. What starts out as a well-organized and highly intensive training course for the prevention of random acts of terror quickly turns into a real-life nightmare of suspense and intrigue that will test the faith and finely honed skills of Tristan Crowther and his elite group of LDS Navy SEALS. For Tristan, this is not only a race to save lives; it is a deeply personal mission that moves relentlessly toward an irreversible crisis. And life-as well as love-is on the line.

This book starts out with Riley having to live through a horrible tragedy, then two years later she's trying to face her fears and help prevent that type of thing from happening again. She has the help of the Saint Squad, and she meets Tristan, it is instantly a connection between these two, and the form a beautiful relationship that I loved! But they will both have to go through a few more horrible things before the realize the magnitude of their feelings for one another. 

This book is really good! I loved it. It also has a lot to do with school shooting, high school and college shootings. It brings up these issue of what are the signs we should be looking for in students who could possibly be potential shooters. It also questions the motive, and the means the person has to do this. This book makes you really wonder what teachers, and other adult figures can do to help prevent these horrible crimes from happening. Bringing in the all of these different aspects, it makes this book so much more enjoyable. I can not wait to read more in this series. I really enjoy this writing style, the author does an excellent job with the emotions of the characters, and everything else in the story. 

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