Joanne Jaytanie has hooked me with this first story in her paranormal suspense series and I cannot wait to read her next installment. Victory Winters is a truly capable woman, I couldn't help but admire her calm attitude and persistence. The fact that she was so very smart, too, could have made her feel unbelievable yet she comes across as truly authentic. Tristan Farraday is a hero truly worthy of the title, he is a well-rounded man with a fantastic balance of brawn and brain. He is an amazing presence and it is easy to see why Victory comes to trust him so quickly.
I loved the interesting premise of this story and how detailed the biotechnical information was without making me feel like I was back in my high school science class or too far over my head that I felt too overwhelmed. The supporting cast and characters are just as interesting as the lead couple and add an amazing depth without overshadowing Tristan or Victory. I cannot wait for most of them to get their very own adventures. I know that Victory's sister Payton's story is available now, and I cannot wait to read it. This is the first story I've read by this author but I am 100% positive it will not be the last.
Victory Winters thinks the worst has happened when she witnesses an old friend and colleague murdered, but then she finds herself kidnapped by a madman who forces her to perform DNA research and testing. Naval Special Ops officer Tristan Farraday and the rest of his team is on the case and he finds himself working to rescue the beautiful scientist and her family.
Everybody’s chasing Victory: a power-hungry scientist, a corrupt conglomerate, and her own government.
Victory Winters is on the run. A world-renowned geneticist, her mission involves conquering disease and improving quality of life. But a co-worker has been murdered, putting Victory and her mission in danger. Chasing her are all sorts of men who want to recruit and control her, manipulating her genetic secrets and research for their own corrupt purposes.
Naval officer Tristan Farraday is undercover investigating Biotec, a conglomerate that trumpets a better tomorrow in its bright, shiny annual reports. But Tristan’s bosses suspect that beneath Biotec’s carefully-managed exterior lies more than simple violations of a few experimental protocols.
Farraday is following a trail of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. The trail leads him to Victory, who has been forced into Biotec’s world. Can Tristan chase down the truth and win the race for Victory?
This is the start to a series that needs to be read in order. Next book is "Payton's Pursuit". Re-issued title from 2013.