This is the first book I have read by Dana Mentink and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of action, suspense and drama. Nothing is predictable, but enjoyable. I would read another book by Dana and would recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a good suspense novel.
Jungle Fire is the first book I have read by Dana Mentink. It has an exciting beginning! I was surprised by the climax. The main characters are likable, and the plot is creative and exciting. My problem with this book is the editing. I found many run-on sentences that the editor should have found and corrected. I gave this book three stars because of the poor editing. This was still a good book, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian suspense.
Nina and her father are missionaries in a Guatemalan hospital. Nina stays behind to instruct the new missionaries that are coming in while her dad has to rush home for a medical emergency. On a bus to ancient ruins they come under fire. Nina is rescued by Shaw Wilder who blames Nina for his sister's death. Nina soon discovers that the rebel attack was to get her. Axel is Shaw's bomb sniffing dog. Have fun trying to see who really the enemy and who is really a friend. This is a fast paced book, Dana's faith shows through in Nina. There are some twists and turns that you will enjoy. I can't give you more info without ruining a terrific book.
I received this book through a contest I won at BookFun.org. No one asked me to leave this review but the book was too good not to share a new author - to me. She will definitely be added to my favorite author list.
Intense is an apt descriptive word for this book. On-the-edge-of-your-seat action explodes off the first few pages and the pace doesn't let up. The unusual locale really adds to the grittiness and suspense of the plot and made for a refreshing read in this genre.
Nina is a relatable character right from the start, but Shaw is one wounded mass of hurt that makes him gruff and surly and downright obnoxious at times. But that inner core of goodness he has buried deep within his heart comes to the surface occasionally and gives the reader hope. He's definitely an action figure you want to keep your eyes on!
However, with unrepentant enthusiasm I admit to another character stealing my heart -- a four-legged furry kind. The bomb-sniffing dog, Axel! Mentink gives him so much personality he stole each scene he was in. And the relationship between Shaw and his dog goes far towards creating a sympathetic character just aching to be softened.
Jungle Fire's taut plot has plenty of twists and turns to keep a reader guessing right to the very end. Definitely a worthy edition to any romantic suspense lover's bookcase.