Here's the short version of the story:
NO WAY OUT
On a daring mission, search-and-rescue specialist Heidi Warren and her team step onto an icy Alaskan mountaintop . . . and right into a trap.
A stranded gang of thieves holds them at gunpoint, forcing them to serve as guides along the treacherous path.
Menaced on all sides by dangerous weather, deadly terrain and murderous criminals, Heidi desperately needs someone to trust.
But her rescue partner, Isaiah Callahan, is keeping secrets from her. Secrets that ended their chance at a relationship before it could even begin. Yet her survival depends on finding a way to trust Isaiah when a blizzard starts closing in and her options start running out.
Wow! As with all of Elizabeth Goddard books, I finished this story feeling like an expert at rappelling, hiking glaciers, and surviving in sub-zero temperatures with blizzard conditions. Her research is that good!
I liked the characters of this book. Isaiah is a great hero with brains and brawn, but he isn't perfect. His alpha nature pitted against other alphas on the trip gives him plenty of room for internal growth. And Heidi (I got tickled that the mountain girl was named Heidi! LOL!) has a strong spiritual side. She's focused on following the Lord and struggling to hear His directions.
But the intense plot is the best part of this story. There's no question about who's bad and who's good, no mystery to solve. Just the sheer suspense of a constant conflict between protags, antags, and the brutal nature that they face during an Alaskan winter. Edge of seat scary!
Marji Laine spends her non-writing time directing a children's choir, coordinating a home-schooling co-op's high school classes, teaching writing, and leading a college Bible study. During "real" free time, she's apt to be found photographing her kids, crocheting blankets, reading or scrapbooking. And she considers free time writing to be as good as a vacation. Her latest book, The Love Boat Bachelor, will have a sequel coming in June. You can find her at Marji Laine: Faith Driven Fiction, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, and on her Amazon Author page.