Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Guest Review: Cutting Edge

Summary: A helicopter crash alters a Coast Guard rescue swimmer's life forever in Cutting Edge, a suspense thriller by USA Today bestselling author Ward Larsen

Trey DeBolt is a young man at the crest of life. His role as a Coast Guard rescue swimmer in Alaska offers him a rewarding job and limitless adventure. Then a tragic accident alters his life: during a harrowing rescue, his helicopter goes down.

Severely injured, DeBolt awakens in a seaside cabin in Maine, thousands of miles from where the accident occurred. His lone nurse lets slip that he has been officially declared dead, lost in the crash. Back in Alaska, however, Coast Guard investigator Shannon Lund uncovers evidence that DeBolt might still be alive. Her search quickly becomes personal, but before she can intervene, chaos erupts outside a cabin in the wilds of Maine.

The nurse who has been treating DeBolt is brutally killed by military-trained assassins. DeBolt is only saved when a bizarre vision guides him to safety. Soon other images appear, impossible revelations that are unfailing in their accuracy. As he runs for his life, DeBolt discovers he has been drawn into an ultra-secret government project. The power it bestows is boundless, both a gift and a curse. Yet one thing is certain: Trey DeBolt has abilities no human has ever known. -- Forge Books

Booking Pap Pap just got back from his beach vacation! Fortunately for me, he had the chance to read a few books. One was CUTTING EDGE by Ward Larsen. Here are his thoughts:

Petty Officer Trey DeBolt serves as a rescue swimmer from his Coast Guard base in Alaska. A helicopter crash on a recent rescue mission leaves him badly injured and he is officially declared dead. Strangely, DeBolt finds himself alive in a remote seaside cottage in Maine, thousands of miles from the accident. The nurse who brought him to the cabin explains that he has undergone surgery that not only saved his life but made him different. Before she can explain further she is brutally murdered. DeBolt avoids the same fate by utilizing a strange vision and his water rescue skills to escape. Alaskan based Coast Guard investigator, Shannon Lund, learns that DeBolt may still be alive and becomes involved. Although having only met Lund on two occasions DeBolt soon finds she is the only person he can trust.

As DeBolt runs for his life he discovers other images and unexplainable skills that aid in his ability to stay alive. He and Lund soon discover that they are deeply involved in a government conspiracy so controversial that the people involved will stop at nothing to keep its secrets.

As is typical with author, Ward Larsen, the characters are great, the plot is great and the action is non-stop. Larsen also adds some new ideas to technology advances that will leave the reader thinking about its real world possibilities and dangers. The ending lacks the finality one would expect which leaves the reader hoping for a sequel that further probes DeBolt’s new skills.

CUTTING EDGE is a high energy thriller full of suspense that keeps Ward Larsen at the top of this genre and is a must read for Larsen fans.

Thanks to Booking Pap Pap for his review and thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this novel.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I like great characters and non-stop action!