BOOK REVIEW: The Price of Valor (Global Search and Rescue #3)
BOOK BY: Susan May Warren
There’s plenty of action to be had in this third book of the Global Search and Rescue series.
This story picks up from where we left Hamilton Jones, shocked to hear his allegedly dead wife’s voice answer the phone hidden in their daughter’s stuffed unicorn. Signe is supposed to be dead.
Ham, determined to find her now that he knows she is alive will stop at nothing to bring her back stateside and to clear her name of being a traitor to her country. Signe, determined to trust no one and to complete her mission that went south for the CIA, struggles to believe she’s safe anywhere in the world.
Political conspiracy, military secrets, terrorist cells, explosions, gunfire, erupting volcano and rescue missions galore fill the pages of The Price of Valor. Any fan of Susan May Warren wouldn’t expect less and she more than delivers on the action.
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as The Heart of a Hero #2. It appeared that there were a lot of similarities in the natural disaster that happened in the previous book – a tsunami of filthy water spilling into buildings and destroying the seaside strip, the team having to rescue people along the way and team members miraculously surviving their injuries. I get that the majority of the team were highly trained former military, but even tough guys need to rest their injuries.
Signe has issues with running. From all the backstory we’re given, she had issues growing up and hasn’t dealt with them as an adult. There were times I wanted to yell at her to suck it up and face it like the woman you’re supposed to be! Ham is a saint compared to her and he exemplifies long-suffering.
I haven’t read The Montana Marshalls series so when all of the siblings are introduced near the mid to end of this book, it really pulled me out of the story. I didn’t know who they were but eventually figured it out (only because I’ve seen the book covers of the series and remember their unique names from the book ads). I’m not sure how crucial it was to Ham and Signe’s storyline to have these characters appear since the roles could have been assumed by new characters instead. Although if I had’ve read the other series I may have enjoyed seeing them again in a new novel (it might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the other series since there appears to be several spoilers for each sibling in this book).
All in all, it was a well written story with lots of action and secrets to reveal, but for me, it was repetitive of the previous novel and I just couldn’t connect with the female protagonist.
I received an ecopy from the publisher via Net Galley. All opinions expressed are my own.