by Jannine Gallant
Series: Counterstrike #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Will a cure for humanity be the death of her?
For biology professor Riley Adair, the stakes are high—and very personal—when she discovers a potential cure for dementia. News of her groundbreaking progress leaks out, and the consequences turn deadly. Someone is determined to claim her work and will stop at nothing—including kidnapping—to get it. But Riley’s abductors make a critical error, leaving her with no memory at all . . .
Counterstrike, a covert search and rescue team, is called in to save her. While her rescue goes smoothly, Riley is left defenseless against powerful enemies who still want the formula locked inside her brain. Dr. Noah Kimball, the agency’s medic, risks everything—including his own life—to protect her. As danger mounts, so does a passion they can’t deny.
In a race against time, Riley fights to recover her memory, while Noah fears he won’t be able to save the woman he has grown to love—and know—better than she knows herself.
Lethal Memory by Jannine Gallant is the second book in the Counterstrike series. Gallant delivered an intense action-packed tale with a side of romance that I devoured.
The series was established in Fatal Encounter, which allowed this story to feel stronger to me. It was smoother, more intense, and I knew the players.
Biology professor Riley Adair is working on a cure for dementia. It is a project that has personal importance to her. When we meet her, she is in the process of deleting all of her researching just moments before she kidnapped.
Enter, Counterstrike. Dr. Noah Kimball, the agency’s medic known only as Patch by the team is on the extraction team to rescue Riley. In their attempts to find out where she has hidden her research the kidnappers have given Riley a head injury. When they arrive she has lost her memory. The only thing she knows is the man who helped save her… Patch/Noah.
This was an intense ride! Lordy but Noah was sweet, sexy, smart, and good with a gun. Even though the team rescued Riley, whoever took her is waiting in the wings to grab her and someone is feeding them intel. We as the reader are privy, but the author threw in some twists as she amped up the danger.
The romance had a slow burn, and I enjoyed the build up. Their attraction felt genuine and I enjoyed the moments the couple had getting to know each other. The romance and time spent with the members of the Counterstrike team and some pups added balance to the fast-paced suspense.
While this works as standalone, I recommend reading the series in order as we get to know members of the team and their stories. Fans of Kat Martin will enjoy Lethal Memory and the Counterstrike series.
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This sounds good Kimberly. I do enjoy Romantic Suspense and Kat Martin, so it sounds like it should be right up my alley.
This sounds like such a fascinating story, and I can see why you enjoyed it so much! Hugs, RO
Great review, this sort of reminds me of Laura Griffin’s Tracer series Thanks
Well.. I do hope Noah can recover her memory, or at least make sure she doesn’t forget him
I really like the sound of this one, Kimba. Especially the biology element. 😉 I missed your review of the first in the series but I’m going to check it out – as well as this author! Great review!
Oh dang, that would such so badly to lose your memory and need to remember something. This sounds like a pretty good story.
Oh it’s great that it was another great one there!
I’ve got the first one, but still need to get busy and read it. Noah sounds like a great hero.
Fantastic review Kimberly! I enjoy romantic suspense and this sounds like a good one with a bit of science too. I didn’t know about this series so I’ll have to check it out.
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I think it is about time that I picked up this genre again. Geesh Kim, you are adding so much to my pile lately but I’ve loved them all so much, especially the Guild Codex, that series is so much fun!
Thank you so much for the terrific review! I hope your readers will enjoy Noah and Riley’s story, too!
I’m already predisposed to liking this book because Dr. Kimball reminds me of The Fugitive and Harrison Ford. LOL
This does sound like a really good book!