· The Mavericks Book 9 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
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Heading out on a last-ditch rescue mission to Puget Sound one day after two women go overboard in a sailing accident isn’t exactly what he’d expected …

But Keane is nothing if not adaptable. He can only hope the two women are alive and doing everything they can to stay that way. Hearing from the local coast guard that more may be involved than just a rescue mission, he and his partner load up and head out to search the waters around the smaller islands off the coast. They have the GPS of the missing women’s last-known location, but storms could have sent them anywhere …

Lost, alone—except for her best friend, who’s unconscious with a head wound—Sandrine wakes up in a small shelter to find they are locked in. When the door is finally opened, an armed stranger dressed in fatigues dumps a small amount of food and says they are on their own.

Finding the women was one thing, keeping them safe something else again. More is going on in this small island that any of them were expecting … or had planned for …

navy seals; alpha heroes; military romance; action and adventure; suspense; light action; black ops; mystery and suspense; Romantic Suspense; Mystery; Suspense; romance; Hero, strong female; military

24 reviews
Pat Mottram
June 9, 2020
This is the 9th book in the fabulous Maverick series, all standalone and all different. Keane Lytton had been backup on a mission with Nico Stratus and now it was his turn to lead. The Mavericks are a deep opp undercover operation, they are made up of ex military personnel who are fed up with the constraints of military life, the Mavericks work in pairs, they follow no rules, have seemingly limitless resources and they get the job done. Nico was to be Kean's contact and Lennox his backup. Keane was looking forward to a challenging mission and was devastated when he thought that they would be looking for two bodies, one of which was the daughter of the Admiral, the Admiral had commissioned the search. Sandrine Coulter and Brenda Leigh had disappeared overboard whilst sailing in the Puget Sound, two men on the boat made it home and reported them missing. Greg was Brenda's boyfriend and Scott had been Sandrine's boyfriend until she found him in bed with another woman, she was on the trip under protest. As the story unfolds the two women are rescued from the sea and imprisoned in a small cove from which there was no escape and one of them was badly injured. Keane and Lennox began their search, the information that they had was that two people had disappeared the previous week under similar circumstances, a message had been received from one of them saying that they were being held captive and then their bodies were found, they had been shot. This gripping story contains kidnapping, murder, infidelity, it has suspense and intrigue and of course, being a Dale Mayer book, romance, a really good read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Meg Martin
July 14, 2020
What was planned as an outing on Puget Sound became a search and rescue instead. The outing seemed innocent enough in the very beginning however more mystery than I expected quickly ensued. Two women overboard, one being a daughter of an admiral brought the attention to the Mavericks. Keane was a bit taken aback by being asked to participate in what looked like a routine search and rescue mission but he was still ready for the danger, excitement and fight that presented itself. Multiple islands presented a problem as did the fact a distress call was received the previous week after an incident when two people went missing. The presence of a top secret research center upped the mystery. Both Keane and Lennox wound up on quite the adventure which kept me reading way too late at night. Thoroughly enjoyed their problem solving, the twists and turns and the interplay of the characters. Definitely a great read. Epilogue hints about the Lennox's adventure in Germany. I'm ready!
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Carol Specker
July 29, 2020
Keane and Lennox work for a covert blank ops organization the Mavericks. When two girls, Sandrine and Brenda are reported having fallen overboard into the Puget Sound, finding them seems like it would be impossible. When one of the girls is the daughter of an Admiral, the Mavericks are called. Keane and Lennox search all of the islands near their last known location and they finally find. Due to the storms, the US Coast Guard can't pick them up right away so they are stuck on the island for another night. The action just gets started at this point, every time you think it's safe, you find out it still isn't. Then they get picked up by the US Coast Guard and you think the story will end there, but it is not over. This book had a story line that as unique and filled with many twists and turns. I am a big fan of Dale Mayer and love how she can keep writing stories that are fresh and entertaining.
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About the author

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author who writes for the young, the old and those in-between – no matter what the age. Some of her books are hot, some are sweet. Some will keep you up at night with a light on to keep the boogie man away and some you’ll want to cuddle close.

She’s long given up on trying to fit a specific genre. Instead she honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy, break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

And that’s okay too.

There is one guarantee with each book – it will be a great read – each and every time.

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