Monday, February 1, 2016

Review: Viral Justice (Biological Response Team #3) by Julie Rowe

Book coverViral Justice (Biological Response Team #3) by Julie Rowe
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Book three of Biological Response Team

As a general's daughter, Alicia Stone has fought twice as hard for everything she's earned in the military. A Special Forces consultant with black belts in three martial arts, she's as strong as her surname implies. No one dares call her Alicia—no one but Colonel Robert Maxmillian, head of the Biological Response Team.

With Alicia at his side, Max must lead the team into northern Iraq to investigate a virus—or is it a weapon—killing the area's population. Charged with guarding his body, she can't help wanting his hands on her body. Max would be the perfect fling. But he demands more.

The heat builds between them, but danger quickly follows. As the two get closer to the source of the virus, they'll have to risk their future to outsmart a scientist with nothing to lose.

It's always an adrenalin filled, heart thumping ride when reading one of Julie Rowe's Biological Response Team stories. This one is no exception. I adore this world Ms Rowe has created, with great characters, deadly weapons and fanatical enemies.

Max is likely my favorite hero of all three books I've read so far. He is such a great character. I accidentally read a review which criticized Max as being a beta hero with Ali being the alpha of the two. I disagree. Max might not be a pumped up, ass kicking Green Beret Special Forces soldier but he's a force to be reckoned with. His dedication to his job and doing what's right is extremely commendable. He might not know how to shoot straight and kill a man with his bare hands in a dozen different ways, but he's smart, he's sharp, insightful, knowledgeable, and he's decisive. He's the best at what he does. A muscle bound grunt is easily replaceable. He is not. He recognizes the war he is fighting when it comes to biological weapons and he fights it with everything he's got. He's also a leader of a group of very strong, intelligent men and women, and they all respect him. That makes him a hero in my book, not whether he can kill a man at twenty paces. Of course, when push came to shove, he fought his own inner demons and won. He got it done.

Ali is also incredible. She's strong, determined and very, very tough. I was worried when I read the alpha comment about her that she would be one of those ball buster bitches, but she's not. She probably can be, since she is the one who trains the Green Beret Special Forces guys to be the kick ass fighters they are, which makes her better than them and far deadlier, but she doesn't come across that way. She comes across as dedicated, protective, and smart.

Another fantastic installment in the series. I can't wait for more.

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Also, find out why Julie Rowe is one of my favorite new authors for 2015 and the Biological Response Team made my favorite new series of 2015.

About the author

jsJulie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “No one would believe them!”.

In addition to writing contemporary and historical medical romance, and fun romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Carina Press, Julie has short stories in Fool’s Gold, the Mammoth Book of ER Romance, Timeless Keepsakes and Timeless Escapes anthologies. Her book SAVING THE RIFLEMAN (book #1 WAR GIRLS) won the novella category of the 2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. AIDING THE ENEMY (book #3 WAR GIRLS) won the novella category of the 2014 Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence. Her writing has also appeared in several magazines such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today’s Parent, and Canadian Living.

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