REVIEWED BY CINDY
AUTHOR: A. R. Moler
PUBLISHER: MLR Press
LENGTH: 42 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2017
Can an ex-FBI agent crawl out of the pit of despair and find light in a new life?
Griff Rieckert used to be an FBI agent, but that was nearly a year ago. A devastating injury in the line of duty has left him on the long slow road toward recovery, a recovery that will never allow him to return to the life he knew. A chance meeting with a gorgeous young pediatrician, named Sean Avery highlights the dark depression Griff is only just barely fighting. Sean’s interest sparks a ray of light into Griff’s dreary existence. But life intrudes and suddenly Sean’s life is at stake when he is taken hostage in a hospital ER by a deranged and desperate gunman. Griff’s previous life expertise is the deciding factor in getting Sean out alive.
Griff is a man who is used to getting things done. His life as an FBI agent had him barging into danger and saving peoples lives and when a horrible injury on the job takes it all away from him, he’s lost and unsure of his place in the world. When he meets Sean, some of the “right” starts to come back. But as he already know, it can all disappear in a moment.
I liked this story. Griff is a man I couldn’t help but love because he’s an injured hero and one of the things I can relate to is struggling to find where you fit when things don’t go as you planned. His anger and frustration are understandable and justified but the author doesn’t let him wallow in it too long and I’m glad.
Sean is a bright ray of sunshine but he does it without being annoying or obnoxious. Both characters are well written and I love the whole premise of the story.
The only thing this tale suffers from is shortness. It’s a big story really, too big to be stuffed into so few pages. The author manages to get it told okay, but it would have benefited from a little more anticipation, a little more build up. I really would have liked to have gotten to know both men better.
All in all though, it’s an enjoyable way to spend an hour and I guarantee you will cheer for Griff and Sean’s happy ending the whole time.