I am so pleased to be part of the influencer group for the launch of Dianna T. Benson's third book - Persephone's Fugitive - Book 2 in The Cayman Islands Trilogy. Occasionally one is given the opportunity to be part of a discovery and then become an encourager of that which you have discovered. I didn't really discover Dianna T. Benson, and I've forgotten how our connection was made, but I did discover her writings. I'm so glad I had an opportunity to be one of her The Hidden Son reviewers. This was her first published book as book one in The Cayman Islands Trilogy. Wow! What a read. If you haven't picked it up and read it by now, then I encourage you to do so.
About the book: When a routine 911 call turns deadly, paramedic Sara finds herself held at gunpoint by injured prison inmate, Jason Keegan. The situation rapidly spirals out of Sara's control when the confrontation becomes a tense standoff between Keegan and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
As her patient's hostage, Sara fights to save them both before Keegan blows them up. She realizes his warning to the Cayman police is no empty threat since he'd rather die than spend the rest of his life in a prison cell. Sara soon discovers Keegan is just as determined to survive as she is—provided he can escape Grand Cayman and disappear forever. As she struggles to trust in God’s protection, help from an atheist turns her struggle into a lure away from her faith.
My thoughts: Can you even begin to imagine the horror of being kidnapped by a psychotic bent on escaping and who knows no moral shame to killing at will those who get in his way? Can you imagine going through this twice? Sara has previously been the victim of a horrendous episode and now she is at the mercy of a fugitive who knows no boundaries. Drugs. Murder. Kidnapping. Fleeing. All these are the stuff Sara's horror encompasses.
After being taken hostage while in the very act of helping as an EMT, Sara finds herself aboard the Persephone sailboat afloat somewhere in the Caribbean. As this madman waves his weapon she is bound with ropes and tape as past horrors seep from the depths of her mind.
Packed with action as law enforcers from Grand Cayman plunge into the mind and method of this madman seeking to find and rescue Sara. A trek over the mountains of Columbia further reveals depths of the psychotic madman's mind and the skills of rescuers.
A terrifying good read brought again from the pen of Dianna T. Benson.
Dianna T. Benson is the award-winning and international bestselling author of The Hidden Son and Final Trimester. Persephone’s Fugitive is her third release. An EMT and a HazMat and FEMA Operative since 2005, Dianna authentically implements her medical and rescue experience and knowledge into all her suspense novels. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children. www.diannatbenson.com
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by the author to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.