Title: Dead Shot (Music of The Soul #13)
Author Name: Erik Schubach
Publication Date & Length: December 18, 2014 – 143pgs
McKenzie is a soldier and her girlfriend, Katie, is a contractor with the United Nations peacekeeping force. McKenzie’s squad has named her Dead Shot for her uncanny ability with weapons.
When her unit is ambushed, will her skills be enough?
This is set in the same world as Music of the Soul but is a standalone book.
Kenzi is my favorite kind of hero. She is not only one of the best she is humble about it. I love that she doesn’t care if someone insults her, as long as they don’t insult her country. Her whit and personality make her easy to fall in love with.
I like Katie because of her compassion. She is also a hero in her own right only behind the scenes. I love that she is willing to bend the rules when she thinks it will help.
This is a great read especially if you enjoy military/action books with a touch of romance and a lot of loyalty. Their loyalty to there country as well as each other is truly amazing. I was drawn in from the first paragraph, and the twist and turns from heartbreaking to happy makes it a page turner you won’t want to put down.
There are typos in this book but not so glaring that it took away from the experience of reading this stand-alone book in the Music of the Soul world.
I really liked the lead characters, McKenzie and Katie. I did not have any backstory on these characters but the flashbacks filled in the blanks. I do plan on reading the other books in the series as I really did enjoy this book.
Schubach used his vivid imagination to get McKenzie and Katie together. McKenzie had never seen Katie, only heard her voice and known her as Valkyrie One. She is the one that would help her team see hostiles before they saw them and had done so for 5 years. McKenzie hears her when she is in a bar. And, of course, it is love at first sight.
I have never been in a combat situation, however, when I read about McKenzie and her team dealing with hostiles, I could get a sense of how a situation like that might unfold and a death toll could stack up.
I could feel McKenzie’s heartache as she felt she let down the members of her squad when some of them were gunned down. They were in a sense part of her family. It was clear the way she was felt about them and they felt the same about her.
Despite the typos, Schubach will draw you quickly into the world of McKenzie and her team and Katie. Not to mention, will make you cry!