Monday, September 19, 2011

Forged In Fire- Trish McCallan (book 1)

Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner. When events in her dream start coming true, she heads to the flight’s departure gate. To her shock, she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night before.
Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warriors with psychic abilities. When Zane and two of his platoon buddies arrive at Sea-Tac Airport, he has a vision of his teammates’ corpses. Then she arrives—a leggy blonde who sets off a different kind of alarm.
As Beth teams up with Zane, they discover the hijacking is the first step in a secret cartel’s deadly global agenda and that key personnel within the FBI are compromised. To survive the forces mobilizing against them, Beth will need to open herself to a psychic connection with the sexy SEAL who claims to be her soul mate.
I recently read FORGED IN FIRE by Trish McCallan and I must say I thought it was awesome.  The author books the story as Military with a paranormal twist.  And that is exactly how I would describe it also.  This book is the first in a series about four Navy Seals that are friends and in the same unit together (really three Seals and their Commander).  The whole book takes place in one day's time frame.  It starts out in the morning with three off duty Navy Seals awaiting their flight to Hawaii to attend a wedding.  Zane is the hero of this book and he has the special ability of sometimes seeing the future when he touches someone.  This has been extremely helpful on ops the three of them have been on together, but when Zane inadvertently touches his friend's arm this time and sees the immediate future, it is shocking.  He sees his friend's eyes fixed as in death with much blood and destruction around them.  And, it is taking place on the plane they are suppose to board in a matter of minutes.  In the meantime the female heroine of the book (Beth) comes to the airport because she has had a horrific dream the night before that includes the hijacking of a plane and the death of almost all of the passengers on board.  In her dream she has seen the three Navy Seals and has also seen all of the hijackers' faces.  She recognizes the Seals immediately and decides she needs to go tell them what she is pretty sure is going to happen on that flight.  Unbeknownst to her, as soon as Zane sees her walk in, he recognizes her as his Life's Mate (also a little gift that his family happens to have).  He has been waiting his whole life to find her, and now that he sees her, he is not about to let her get away.  There is much more of course, but it is so thrilling, with so many twists and turns I don't want to give anymore away than I already have.  But once I started it, I could hardly put it down until I was done.  It is more than a romance with more than just a typical military type plot.  It is long enough for great character development of not only the main characters but the secondary characters as well.  I really want to know all of their stories and find out why they have the attitudes they have.  Each character is unique in their own way.  I can hardly wait for the next installment in the series which is due out next spring. 
I definitely give the book 5 stars out of 5.  Terena (Guest Blogger)

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