Friday, May 19, 2017

Shining Star Award: Mountain of Evil by Samantha A. Cole

Title: Mountain of Evil
Series: Trident Security Omega Team, Prequel
Author: Samantha A. Cole
Publisher: Samantha A. Cole
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/F
Page or Word Count: 146 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Between new clients and governmental contracts, Trident Security has grown in leaps and bounds. To accommodate the increased caseload, they’ve added a second team to their Tampa headquarters. After hiring seven “best of the best” from military and law enforcement backgrounds, they’ve put together a cracker-jack group of six men and one woman. But before they are turned out to handle their own missions, they must first prove they are a cohesive and capable unit.

Dropped into the Rocky Mountains, the Omega team has minimal supplies and two days to make it back to civilization. But what they find in the wilderness turns a training op into a real one. Will they all make it back alive?

***This novella is a bridge between the original Trident Security (TS) Series and the spin off series, Trident Security Omega Team. While it is not necessary to read the original TS series or this prequel before the Omega Team series, it will give the reader more insight and background of the members of Trident Security.

The Omega team has been formed. They have been trained. But are they ready to work together seamlessly as a single unit?
Mountain of Evil by Samantha A. Cole is an off-shoot of her Trident Security series. This story acts as the bridge between the Trident series and the Trident Security Omega Team. I loved this story. I have been a fan of the men at Trident Security so I understand the history for them. With Mountain of Evil Ms. Cole allowed us an opportunity to learn more about the men and women who make up team Omega. I loved their back stories. I loved seeing their struggles and a hint of the beginnings of their fight to overcome their individual demons. I loved that a simple training exercise became something more and showed the character of these individuals as they came together as a cohesive unit. This story by Ms. Cole did not focus on an individual, it focused on the whole. It made each member more real and human to the readers. She did a wonderful job of making me invested in each member. I can’t wait to see what brought them to this point, how much further they need to go and the happiness that awaits. So while this book does have a happy ending, it doesn’t have any happily ever afters, only beginnings. Waiting for the rest of the story is something I am impatiently waiting for and you will too!
                 Five Shooting Stars and Shining Star Award

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