Jeb Sledge, hoping to reinvent himself into "New Sledge", reluctantly takes on one last soldier of fortune assignment. Deadly Additive is an intriguing story of the rescue of two young women from Colombian guerrillas which leads to the uncovering of a sinister plot to unleash a munition filled with not one or two, but three, chemical agents. From one end of the United States to the other, from St Kitts to Colombia, the action just never stops. Just when the reader thinks things might be resolving, another twist to the plot sends Sledge barreling into another dangerous situation. The author, Donn Taylor, sweetens the storyline with a bit of romance, and a bit of humor as some of the quirky characters have "odd habits of speech" ("I am a sheep off the old black", "your job would be harder than passing a camel through the eye of a noodle.") The life-threatening adventures from start to finish keep the pages turning fast and furiously. Throughout the novel, the reader is reminded there is a God-shaped hole in one's life that can only be filled by God, not by money, or love, or an adrenaline filled adventure. Deadly Additive is definitely a recommended read for those who thrive on thrilling action-packed intrigue.
I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) in exchange for my honest review.
Review Title: Suspense Woven with Romance and Humor (review of Deadly Additive by Donn Taylor)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
***** 5 Stars
The author, Donn Taylor, expertly weaves together a complex tale of suspense involving characters under false identity, a hero type who wants to start a new life without all the excitement and life-threatening adventures, and international bad and good guys. The story worked for me on several levels, although I do not typically read this type novel.
The book is high on action for those who like plots to be action driven. The characters are well developed with their motives explored, but the reader does not get so much into their heads as to be distracted from the thickening plot. Romance seems probable between two main characters, but not without hesitations based on past experiences. They start out with low level respect for each other, but as the story puts them in difficult situations, respect and care develop naturally.
The characters start with only a little understanding of the Christian faith, but in time and under pressure, they learn how faith in God sustains through the worst of times. I liked the focus on both the individuals and the well-being of the masses who could be terribly damaged by chemical weapons. The self-sacrificial attitude which led to acts to save lives shows the spirit of Christianity in action.
My husband and I listened to the Audible audio book version and found it to be well read. I received the paperback book from bookfun.org and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I believe most mature Christian audiences will appreciate this story if they enjoy suspense. I also think those who are not Christian will enjoy the book because it is low key in its treatment of conversations about faith.
Deadly Additive by Don Taylor is a Christian Romantic Suspense and this is a page turner.
Jeb Sledge is a mercenary and receives a call from a former CIA agent. Roger Brinkman wants him to rescue two young ladies from Columbian guerillas. One is a reporter and her friend is the daughter of billionaire Steve Spinner.
Jeb accepts the job but nothing goes as planned. The action and suspense will keep you turning pages. Donn Taylor conveys emotions without any profanity but you will love the battle between good and evil. Jeb is anew Christian and struggles not to fall back into his old ways.
Kristin and Jocelyn continue to confuse Jeb. Kristin isn't sure how to take Jeb's faith. However, rescuing the girls is only the tip of the of what lies ahead.
Fast paced suspense with chemical weapons, pursuit through South America, the Caribbean and U.S. will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved this book, romance with suspense and a
What a thrilling, fast paced, adventure novel! Jeb Sledge is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a wealthy billionaire and her journalist friend. After rescuing the young women from the jungle of Columbia, Jeb discovers this is more than a simple kidnapping much more is at stake! Can he thwart the evil plans or will they get him first? And who is behind all this evil?
This book is not only thrilling and suspenseful but it also has the characters realizing that fame and fortune is not enough, that they have an emptiness inside and they lack something. At one point Sledge surrendered to the darkness. A light slap on his face brought him back. There is one thing we can doWe can pray.
I loved reading this book and recommend it, however, if you are squeamish I dont recommend it for you as it has shootings and blood, etc. I received this book from bookfun.org in return for my honest opinion.
Thrilling! Intriguing! On the edge of your seat reading! Deadly Additive is an exciting Christian adventure novel written by Donn Taylor. Jeb Sledge is looking forward to a new life with less danger when he is offered a job by ruthless billionaire, Steve Spinner, to find and rescue his spoiled daughter, Jocelyn, and her journalist friend, Kristin Halvorsen, who have been kidnapped by the guerilla army in Columbia, South America. At first, Jeb refuses the two hundred thousand dollar offer, but he decides to accept when he finds out that the guerilla leader, Diego Contreras, who was responsible for killing his fianc and leaving him with near death wounds the previous year, is responsible for the kidnapping. Meanwhile in Columbia, Kristin and Jocelyn are being held prisoners after discovering and photographing a mass killing of twenty villagers by some mysterious means. Unknown to Contreras, Kristen hides the memory card before the guerillas destroy her camera. After Jeb and his helpers rescue the ladies, Kristin slips off to go retrieve the memory card. This is the opportunity of her life for an important story that will advance her career. Jeb, believing that she is Jocelyn, goes to rescue her again. What dangers will Kristen lead Jeb and herself into for the story? Will they be able to save the Americans that are the target of this new weapon of destruction? Both Jeb and Kristen are indifferent to God and religion due to circumstances in their childhood and family. Will they be able to resolve these feelings to develop a relationship with the Lord and each other.