Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
Series: Saint Squad #2
Format: eBook, Print
Date: March 2, 2009
Only twice had she set foot inside the building since the massacre. The first time had been just a month after the tragedy… The second time she had returned to the scene of the crime had been two days ago when she forced herself to enter the building to check on the temporary office for the SEAL team. The counselor she had seen in the months after the shooting had encouraged her to face her fears, but now… Riley wasn’t sure she was ready to face them after all.
Caught up in a hostage situation that is hauntingly familiar, Riley Palmetta once more finds her life hanging in the balance. What starts out as a well-organized and highly intensive training course for the prevention of random acts of terror quickly turns into a real-life nightmare of suspense and intrigue that will test the faith and finely honed skills of Tristan Crowther and his elite group of LDS Navy SEALS. For Tristan, this is not only a race to save lives; it is a deeply personal mission that moves relentlessly toward an irreversible crisis. And life — as well as love — is on the line.
Wow! I expected a typical Traci Hunter Abramson novel when I picked this up, but this was even better. Unlike her previous books, Lockdown takes her characters even deeper and I could almost feel the emotional baggage they were trying to shed. I was left with both the very real fear that another school shooting can happen as well as hope that the men and women trained to protect us can prevent it.
I bought this book as soon as it came out, started reading as soon as I got home, and ignored everyone and everything until I finished. From the first page, I was wrapped up in the characters and had to find out what was going to happen next. I’m starting to think that Traci’s books should come with warning labels: Do not open unless you have a few hours to spare!
I always have a hard time putting Traci’s books down, but this one really kept me going, especially since I couldn’t figure out the ending until I was reading it. Great book!
There is just enough real life in this book to make it truly scary. Definitely a must read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, but I almost skipped over the best part — a letter from the author at the front of the book. I was very touched by how deeply affected Traci Abramson was by the Virginia Tech shootings and the incredible empathy she showed for those affected by it.
After reading her comments, I could feel the very real fears and challenges that the characters were facing.
I offer my highest compliments to Abramson. She made me think and she made me feel.
I almost didn't finish this book. I felt like the characters thoughts and feelings were repetitive and I didn't connect with them at all. The story itself was interesting, scary, and moving. I read over a hundered pages and then left the book waiting for a few weeks. It did get better overal, but I was dissapointed. And didn't enjoy this book as much as most of her other stories.-
This was excellent. I loved the way the plot moved and how well it brought everything together. I think it might even be her best book yet!
I got pulled into this story and found myself not wanting to turn the audio off. I wasn’t a huge fan of the audiobook narrator, but enjoyed the story. The suspense factor wasn’t as much as I expected it to be, but I thought the author did a nice job of handling the difficult subject of school shootings.