Echoes at Dawn

KGI, Book #5

By Maya Banks

ISBN# 9781101568583

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Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

This book picks up where the previous book, Whispers in the Dark, left off.  Grace has been abducted by a group of mercenaries.  After seeing her on the security footage of her parents’ home, Rio volunteers his team to go after her and bring her home.

Gordon Farnsworth is not a good man and he has more money than he knows what to do with.  However, all the money in the world can’t make his sick daughter better.  Elizabeth is dying and none of the doctors he’s brought in have been able to fix her.  His men have captured Grace Peterson and have put her through a set of tests healing people.  They have proven she is the real deal, but before they could take her to Farnsworth, she escapes.  Farnsworth is furious!  He calls in the big dogs, a black ops group that has never failed a mission; Titan.

Rio and his men scour the mountainous countryside until they finally find Grace, but she’s in bad shape and really slows their retreat down.  They are trying to get to safety without her captors finding them, when Rio’s past stares him right in the face.  One of the men he trained in Titan gives him a pass since Rio had saved his life once, but makes it clear that he will take Grace.

Rio and his team take Grace to Rio’s home in Belize to heal, but they know it’s only a matter of time before Titan strikes and they have to do their best to be ready.

I found the first half of this book to go excruciatingly slow!  I had a very hard time sticking with this book, I was just so bored, and frankly just didn’t want to read it.  But, I did push through and it does get better, but it isn’t the best of Banks’s works.

I found Grace constantly being the week damsel in distress to be annoying.  I really didn’t understand what Rio saw in her.  She gets a little stronger toward the end, but I just didn’t really care for her all that much.

This was an okay read if you can stick with it long enough, but it wasn’t great.  I really just stuck with it so I can continue the series without losing any information.