She traded her gun for the power of words, but now she needs both. Amelia Lennon no longer wears a uniform or carries a weapon. An Army-trained Foreign Affairs Officer, she's negotiating a dispute with the Kyrgyzstan government that threatens to leave the United States without an airbase in that region. While following a government contact - the lawyer daughter of Kyrgyzstan's president - Amelia witnesses an attempt to abduct her. She thwarts the kidnapping, but now the two women are on the run in a city that's erupting into chaos.
Master Sergeant J.J. Bartley is the Special Operations team leader tasked to rescue them. With a new member in his unit whose secret could endanger everyone's life, J.J. must soldier the team through crazed mobs intent on overthrowing the government. Back home, his pregnant wife is misinformed that her husband and his men have been killed. Before this is over, Bartley will find out that's the least of his problems.
- Realistic US Special Ops Heroes
4.5 Stars. Cashman does a good job narrating on the audio edition, which also includes an interview with Jeff Strueker at the end.
A bit slow getting off the runway, but given some patience, Hide and Seek eventually kicks into high gear with plenty of action and adrenaline. Special Forces veteran, Strueker (Black Hawk Down) and accomplished writer, Gansky portray the realism of special ops teams, their missions, family, comradery, sacrifices, and intense situations, all too often complicated by political logistics.
It is unfortunate that book 4 is the only book in the series available in audiobook format. Being unfamiliar with the previous books in the series, made it difficult for me to follow back and forth between the servicemen and their wives. There was somewhere around 20 different names of people that the story revolves around, including the enemy insurgents. That’s really my only complaint, if you want to call it that. I think this series would make a great TV series, but if nothing else, I would like to see the books on audio.