Bring on the Dusk by M. L. Buchman

Bring on the Dusk by M. L. Buchman
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (383 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Camellia

As a five-nation war simmers in the Caspian Sea, Captain Claudia Jean “Cee-Cee’ Casperson of the Night Stalkers and Colonel Michael Gibson of Delta Force are called in to subdue the conflict. They’ll need all their combined ingenuity to stop a clash that could have catastrophic global repercussions. And they’ll need to do it while remaining under the radar. It’ll take all the strength they have—but it will take even more for the pair to breach the walls they’ve built around their hearts.

The realistic elements and the imagery that captivates the senses in Bring on the Dusk are compelling.

Captain Claudia Jean Casperson, on her way to her first assignment with U. S. Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), is sent on a mission before reaching her base location, the ship Peleliu in the Mediterranean Sea. With her “Little Bird” helicopter, she plucks Colonel Michael Gibson of Delta out of an al-Qaeda camp in the Yemen desert after a successful mission.

They understand each other, without words, even though they come from very different backgrounds. The silence of her Sonora Desert in Arizona helps Claudia find her center after a dangerous mission. For Michael, the feel of the rhythm of the giant Redwood trees, on a gentle night, is his decompression place.

Both of them live on the “Edge,” knowing death is just a breath away when they are on a mission. They are loners, yet function to perfection with their teams as they do Black Ops and push their bodies, minds, and talents to the limit with all emotions locked away. Both Michael and Claudia are soldiers to the core.

Like Buchman’s other military romances, Bring on the Dusk is rich with descriptions, imagery, humor, and realistic action that slip the reader into clandestine operations that send the heart racing and adrenaline pumping. The emotional connect with the characters keeps the reader alert and sensitive to the undercurrents that influence their actions, make them who they are, and highlight their “do or die” attitudes. The romance is sizzling and beautiful. The action is riveting and the characters complex.

If you have read earlier M. L. Buchman “Night Stalker” novels, you will recognize many of the characters in this novel. It is like a reunion—where you can catch up with these characters again and see how their lives are going. Bring on the Dusk stands alone as an exciting read, but it will probably entice a first-time Buchman reader to search out previous “Night Stalker” books.

Bring on the Dusk takes the reader on a vicarious journey that lingers in the mind long after the book is read and put on the shelf to be read again someday.

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