Review: The Mercenary’s Daughter by Joe Gazzam and Jessica Therrien

When Special Ops recruit Tara Kafee is dishonorably discharged, there’s only one place to go—Home. Until an unknown enemy takes away one of the few people she loves.

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When Special Ops recruit Tara Kafee is dishonorably discharged, there’s only one place to go—Home.

But there’s more waiting for her there than she’s ready for.

It’s been four years since she’s been back and ten since her mother walked out on the family never to be heard of again.

She’s determined to rekindle things with her father and keep him close. That is, until he goes missing.

Soon after stumbling upon a safe room full of weapons, fake passports, and a mission’s dossier marking a target in Cuba, she reluctantly accepts the help of her angsty teenage brother. He’s the only one she can trust, so together, the two set out for Havana.

Tara is determined to get her father back, whatever it takes, but things are never easy when you’re the mercenary’s daughter.

Once again I did not read the blurb before reading a book (laugh). So for me, all of the above was a complete shock and I thought it was pretty cool. Sometimes it pays off to not read the blurb, this way there are no spoilers.

Joe Gazzam and Jessica Therrien give us family angst in the midst of international mystery in The Mercenary’s Daughter. I think the interaction between Tara and Mitch is the best part of the book. I am not usually one to praise family drama, but it all makes sense and if you have a sibling then you can get it and laugh. You probably will even laugh if you do not have a sibling (laugh).

Gazzam and Therrien keep it real when it comes to the solutions of two relatively young people on a rescue mission. I am, unfortunately, completely familiar with Tara’s backstory which is too real. Gazzam and Therrien do a great job of making the story come to life with tactics that could actually be done.

This is a stressful and at times funny adventure. Stressful, because hello you want them to succeed! (laugh) Gazzam and Therrien got me to care about the characters and that is a huge plus. 

I think you will love this international sibling mystery and I hope these two hit the road again.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Further Details:
Publisher: Acorn Publishing, 978-1947392748, 2020
Interior Design by Acorn Publishing
Settings: Miami, FL, US and Havana, Cuba
Pages: 286; Sex: N/A

Promotion materials provided by Xpresso Book Tours.


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