· SEALs of Steel Book 5 · Valley Publishing Ltd.
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Minx Montgomery's only light in a terrible childhood was her neighbor and best friend, Mouse. When he left Texas at the age of seventeen, she never heard from him again, though she's never forgotten him either. She moved in with her uncle, went to college and became a counselor. Her supervisor at the clinic sexually harassed her. Reporting him backfired. Demoted, she's transferred to another branch in the city--to the same district she'd finally managed to escape.

Laszlo Jensen, a former SEAL, has spent the last two years recovering from the damage done when his squad's truck drove over an antitank landmine. Six other team-mates were also badly hurt, the seventh--Mouse--dead, in what their team leader Badger Horley realized later had to be a trap set to take them out. He and his team-mate Geir are trying to learn more about Mouse’s history. Was the whole squad targeted with that landmine, or just their youngest, newest member? The truth is more disturbing and senseless than they'd anticipated. Who was Mouse really?

Minx may be the only person who knew the boy that later became a dangerous, hunted man…

Author note: For your reading pleasure, this series must be read in order.

SEALs of Steel Reading Order:

1.) Badger

2.) Erick

3.) Cade

4.) Talon 

5.) Laszlo

​6.) Geir

7.) Jager

8.) The Final Reveal

military romance; military; mystery and suspense; Action and adventure; Navy SEAL romance; SEAL; alpha hero; Romantic Suspense; Mystery; Suspense; light action; romance; Hero, strong female;

43 reviews
Darlene C
October 23, 2018
What a mysterious and suspenseful plot line that is quickly unraveling. With little to go on in compiling the history that was their dead teammate's life… it will take lots of questions, a journey back to a possible lead and the meeting of a young woman who is suspicious at best to unwind the intricacies that is Mouse’s life. It’s thoughtful, it's emotional, and it's leading to the very heart of a complex situation that has destroyed so many lives. It’s dramatic with twisted turns, which see a seemingly unrelated personal circumstance for Minx, collide with a current, more personal investigation for the men that are Seals of Steel. It will eventually come full circle, with even more questions that will test Laszlo and Minx, with the help of Laszlo’s teammate​, Geir, in more ways than they can ever imagine. Wonderful, intelligent, caring and compassionate characters that are reeling from horrific injuries, learning to deal with life and limitations as it now is yet never giving up and learning to adapt through any hardship that comes their way. Determined to find answers and to right the wrongs perpetrated. The setting depicted breaks your heart, the background of a life lost will have you spinning. This story had such heartbreaking​ moments, and how one deals with life when its treated you with nothing but torture and chaos. How each copes is leading to an overall conclusion… Oh WOW!! this story continues to unfold more layers of suspense and mystery. Our mystery is evolving and someone​ or maybe someones’ are doing their level best to eliminate and get rid of any connection to the landmine that forever changed and shaped the men of Seals of Steel. Are the people we thought we knew, those we work closely with, our friends, our protectors... really who they are? Only time will tell Dale continues this captivating series with yet another page-turning drama. Intrigue, twists and unexpected turns - with LASZLO. I highly recommend not only reading LASZLO, if you haven’t already begun this series, go back to the beginning and start reading SEALS OF STEEL. It’s for those that love military based heroes and the women that capture their attention, protect those they care and love and a mystery that you really want to solve.
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Kathie Savage
May 22, 2018
In Book 5 of SEALs of STEEL, the members of the unit Badger, Erick, Cade, Talon, Laszlo, and Geir agree that it’s time to work up Mouse’s life before he joined their unit and a year later was the only fatality in the truck explosion that has now been confirmed as not an accident. Among their individual interactions with Mouse, they realize that he has given a variety of conflicting information about his life. It appears that perhaps the deaths of loved ones may have been orchestrated by someone blaming and punishing the survivors for Mouse’s death. Laszlo and Geir head to Dallas, Texas, where they believe Mouse grew up. Beaten and starved by his alcoholic mother, Mouse had lived in a crime-ridden neighborhood until he left town at the age of 16, four years after being molested by one of his mother’s boyfriends and discovering his homosexuality. His best friend in the early years was Minx Montgomery, two years younger, who is now a counselor for a city agency and currently fighting sexual harassment by her boss and his retribution for the charges she is filing against him. After meeting people who knew Mouse personally in his youth, Laszlo and Geir try to reconcile what they know about Mouse with something they didn’t know that should have impeded Mouse’s ability to become a SEAL. The clues are coming together, and the next step is the investigation of alleged military misconduct reported around the same time as the explosion in Afghanistan.
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A Google user
October 24, 2018
Laszlo is a member of a Seal team who was injured by the explosion of a landmine. One member was killed and the rest seriously injured taking months to years to recover. During this time the team discovered this was not a random explosion and now some of their family members and friends have been targeted as well. The team is researching clues as they materialize and this story is about Laszlo looking into the life of Mouse who is the team member they lost that day. Laszlo goes to Mouse's old neighborhood and finds Minx who was a childhood friend of Mouse until he left the neighborhood. This story is about the tragic childhood both Minx and Mouse endured and new facts such as Mouse apparently feared and hated water which adds to the mystery. Minx has her own mystery going as someone is following her and tried to attack her. All in all a great read as the story continues to unfold. I really have fallen in love with these characters who are so well done. Can't wait for the next book! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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