4 star rating
The Maze
By Jennifer Lowery
ATCOM, Book #1
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A mission she can’t forget…

The first female operative for the counterterrorism unit known as ATCOM, Atalanta Devayne is haunted by a former mission gone wrong. That mission led to her imprisonment, torture, and ultimate retirement, along with her loss of faith in the man she’d trusted with her life.

Brings his vengeance…

Former Navy SEAL, Noah Kincaid, bears the responsibility of Attie’s imprisonment and blames himself for not protecting her from drug lord Carlos Santiago. This time he won’t fail her.

In a deadly game of survival.

Santiago has resurfaced and set up an elaborate plan to exact his revenge on Attie by taking her brother hostage. The only way to save him is by revisiting the darkness of her past and relying on a man she can’t trust. In a battle of life or death, Noah and Attie are put to the test. They must face challenges to overcome the past and accept their feelings for each other before the danger that tore them apart separates them forever.


This is the second book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed this one as well. The story starts with action and has great action scenes throughout. Noah is an enigma through most of the book, regarding his feelings for Attie. They swing to being attracted to her, but not knowing how a relationship would work between them. I would have liked more information on his thoughts as the story unfolded. We do get to understand him a bit more at the end.  Attie is a mess, which is expected after what she went through.

The author does a really good job of exploring the things that Attie is trying to overcome. Noah is there for Attie, in all different ways, even when she doesn’t want him to be. He pushes just enough without going over the top.

Attie comes across as somewhat cold and harsh, but then we find out why so she is likeable after a bit. She is very strong and capable. However, she needed to learn to lean on people and that it was okay to be soft as well.

There are many characters in this book that hopefully will get their own stories. The action is very well written and the idea for this storyline very interesting and uniquely told.   Her writing style is very nicely done, in this book and the other one I read.

While I love this genre and enjoyed this book a lot. There was quite a bit of repetition in it. I chalked it up to first book in a series and trying to establishing the type of story the author was going for.  This is a darker read reminding me of the styling of KGI series by Maya Banks. If the author cuts out  some of the repetition then this series will take off like a rocket.

I highly recommend for adults who enjoyed fast action, romance and a bit of darkness in their storylines.

Looking forward to the next book in this series.