Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey is the fifth book in the Alaskan Courage series. Following Pettrey previous style, this book jumps straight into the action, when Kirra Jacobs’ uncle, a musher in the race, is missing during the Alaskan Iditarod. Kirra immediately knows that something is up when her uncle doesn’t reach the check point. With Reef by her side they set off to locate him only to discover he is being blackmailed and his daughter Meg is being held hostage. Joining up with Gage, Kayden and their significant others this team jumps in to piece together the puzzle to prevent the impending disaster at the end of the race.
“Kirra, Reef, and the rest of the McKennas race to stop a dangerous kidnapper who is threatening to unleash a statewide disaster.” (Bethany House)
Pettrey’s last book Silenced set us up for Sabatoged by bringing a transformed Reef back and introducing us to Kirra the town vet, or as Reef remembered her from their school days “Killjoy Kirra.” Although, these two may not have recognized it in their younger days, there has always been an attraction between them. Even Reef’s mother told him when he complained about Kirra growing up, “…only someone you really love can manage to get you that fired up.” I loved reading their inner dialog because it showcased their insecurities about how the other felt and truth be told I think many of us can relate to the same insecurities. It was great to see their perceptions about the other slowly change and grow into something more.
Pettrey really has a gift of bringing in the history of characters without losing traction with the present story line. I loved learning more about Kirra and her past hurts. Although my circumstance are different than Kirra’s I quickly connected with her and her faith journey. Holding on to the faith in the midst of the tragedies in our lives is hard especially when we don’t know the why’s.
Like the rest of the Alaskan Courage Series, Sabotage is full of suspense. This book kept me guessing and the pages turning. It ended the series well and provided a little bonus at the end by giving a peak into the lives of the siblings from the previous books.
All in all, Dani Pettrey knows how to write a romantic suspense. If you haven’t read this series I highly recommend them all.
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