Blind Spot (Chesapeake Valor)

by Dani Pettrey

Paperback, 2017

Status

Available

Call number

813.6

Publication

Bethany House Publishers (2017), 336 pages

Description

Fiction. Romance. Suspense. Christian Fiction. When a terrorist investigation leads FBI agent Declan Grey to a closed immigrant community, he turns to crisis counselor Tanner Shaw for help. Despite the tension between them, he needs the best of the best on this case. Under imminent threat, they'll have to race against the clock to stop a plot that could cost thousands of lives—including theirs. Each of Pettrey's Novels Has Been a Multi-Month Bestseller FBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life—but isn't sure exactly what he's chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that "the wrath is coming," Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She's sought justice for refugees and the hurting around the world, and if there's anyone who can help him, it's Tanner. Tanner Shaw has joined the FBI as a crisis counselor . . . meaning she now has more opportunity to butt heads with Declan. But that tension also includes a spark she can't deny, and she's pretty sure Declan feels the same. But before anything can develop between them, they discover evidence of a terror cell—and soon are in a race against the clock to stop the coming "wrath" that could cost thousands their lives.… (more)

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

336 p.; 8.31 inches

ISBN

0764212966 / 9780764212963

User reviews

LibraryThing member polarmath
I have really enjoyed reading this series and seeing how the characters grow, but you can still understand the story if you haven't read the other books. The suspense was very much there as you wondered what Declan and Tanner would run across next as they try to seek out a terrorist. Declan and
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Tanner have to work at working together even they know that they need to do what they can to be successful and Declan knows that Tanner is his best bet in following a lead that he has. A great read.
I received a copy of the book from the author, the review is entirely my own.
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LibraryThing member lamb521
Title: Blind Spot (Chesapeake Valor #3)
Author: Dani Pettrey
Pages: 336
Year: 2017
Publisher: BethanyHouse
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
Declan Grey and Tanner Shaw will now be working together. They have met before and gotten on each other’s nerves. Now, they must work together to try to discover any
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information they can about a suspected terrorist plot that is to happen sometime, somewhere in Baltimore. As they question people involved with transporting weapons and people involved in the plot, people begin to be silenced…permanently. Tanner and Declan themselves become targets with their lives threatened. While working the case, the two spend lots of time together and let their guard down. They begin to see the real person beneath the work persona everyone else sees, and they begin to like each other more and more.
While trying to stop this plot that could kill thousands, Declan also learns that his old coach is suspected of embezzling money from his clients as he is a financial advisor. This is the coach that brought the gang together and named them “The Pirates”. The group holds Coach in great affection and can’t believe he is guilty. Griffin and the rest of the gang get involved in this mystery. Kate is still searching for Luke after seven long years apart. She still loves him and refuses to give up her search, especially now that she has received word of a confirmed sighting of him. Now, she just has to track his path, but at least she knows he is alive. Why hasn’t he ever contacted her?
I couldn’t put the book down! I was so involved in the story from beginning to end that read it in one day! I loved the simultaneous mysteries that happen in this book. It kept my interest easily as I was so eager to discover if the two mysteries were related somehow as well as to read of the different characters’ reactions. I also liked that everyone from “The Pirates”, including their wife or girlfriend, was involved in one fashion or another in one of the two mysteries. Tanner is one of my favorite characters as she can defend herself in a physical altercation, but she if filled with compassion and mercy for those who need help. I also enjoyed how one member of the group could call and get help from another member without questions or excuses. They were there for one another no matter what. Terrorism is alive and well in this story and Declan and Tanner give their all to try to keep the U.S. safe.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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LibraryThing member Virginia51
Loved this story. I recommend reading books 1 and 2 first but this was the first I read in the series and I could follow the storyline but it probably would have been better if I had read the first 2 books in the series. I love the characters and that there were 2 storylines. This had many twists
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and turns within the suspense. Love and hate the ending since the next book won’t be available for a while. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
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LibraryThing member vintagebeckie
Wow! I just finished a wild ride! Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey, the third book in her Chesapeake Valor series, ramps up the action as the ensemble cast introduced in the first two books are on the trail of not one, but two cases. This novel introduces a new mystery of an apparent murder-suicide
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involving a close friend and mentor of the group. But the on-going investigation of human trafficking and terrorism was what really captured my attention. The focus is on Declan and Tanner’s story, but fans of this series will be glad to hear that a loose thread that has been tangled up in each book is finally revealed. Is everything resolved? No, but that’s a plus because that means another book by Pettrey!

Declan Grey and Tanner Shaw are on the trail of human traffickers and terrorists as they investigate the murder of an FBI agent. As they get closer to the truth, the bad guys become more daring and desperate. Meanwhile, investigators and police are looking into embezzlement and murder, a case that is all too personal. Both plot lines were well-developed and kept me engaged and turning the pages as fast as I could. Although plot-driven, Blind Spot has so many great characters. Their stories and romances unfold amidst the danger the author so deftly creates. Faith is an important part of their lives, and Blind Spot weaves the two main characters’ faith seamlessly into their lives — both the mundane and the out-of-the-ordinary aspects. Blind Spot is of course a romantic suspense and there is plenty of chemistry and kisses for fans!

I really liked Blind Spot and recommend it, but you really need to start with book 1, Cold Shot. There is too much backstory to just jump in. Books 1-3 are all available and quick reads. The real problem is the wait for book 4! I can’t wait to see what Pettrey has up her sleeve with that one!

Recommended.

Audience: adults.

(Thanks to the author and Bethany House for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
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LibraryThing member Becky_L
I jumped cold into Blind Spot,book three of the Chesapeake Valor series,by Dani Pettrey. The only things I had to fear were terrorists, human trafficking, drugs, and ruthless crime lords. No fear of being lost because I hadn't read the first two books, no bad language or situations. Yay!

This is the
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story of Declan and Tanner and their journey towards God and each other in a harrowing line of work. Yet it is also the continuation of the story of a group of friends;of a lost love;and the foundation for more spine-tingling danger and romantic suspense yet to come.

Do expect nail-biting suspense. Don't expect all the answers to be revealed.The plot is much grander than the characters or we readers know. I am a new Dani Pettrey fan as of this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I am not under an obligation to provide a review, positive or otherwise.
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LibraryThing member jonnydollar77
I was brand new to this author, but when Bethany House contacted us about checking out Blind Spot I was intrigued by the plot summary and cover depicting an FBI agent. I'm a sucker for a good mystery/suspense/thriller story; especially ones featuring intelligence agencies, spies, or espionage. It
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wasn't until after I received the book that I saw that it is the third in a series called Chesapeake Valor (and of course I've not read #1 or #2) and it is billed as "Romantic Suspense". Well, I had a pretty good idea that I wasn't in the target market for this book but I decided to jump in regardless.

This novel is a fast-paced, action-packed narrative centering around FBI agent Declan Grey and several colleagues as they investigate a smuggling operation which turns out to be much more. The story is made up of a pretty intricate plot that has a whole lot going on. I was able to track with most everything with the exception of a few minor things due to the lack of backstory which I assume was laid out in the previous books in the series. Those few instances were not huge deals and I was able to figure out nearly everything as the story progressed.

True to the label on the package, there is a liberal amount of romance that seemed a bit sappy and overly sweet to my taste. There is no explicit content, but the romantic moments seemed to happen at the oddest times and detracted from my enjoyment of the story a bit. The "suspense" half of the labeling is also present in high doses. Grey and company find themselves involved in car chases, exchanges of gunfire, ticking bombs, and much more. All of these high-energy moments keep the story moving along at a pretty good clip.

Speaking of car chases and the like, there is also a significant amount of violence in the story. There are numerous deaths (some of which are described quite vividly), kidnappings, and lots of gunplay as alluded to previously. None of these bother me much, but I want to give a fair warning in case you are sensitive to those sorts of descriptions. Despite all the violence and crime found in the book, there is no foul language, which I found refreshing.

The characters are fairly well-developed, though I never really felt a connection or attachment to any of them. With very few exceptions, they are relatively black and white; the good guys are good and the baddies are bad. No major internal conflict or struggles to make them easily relatable. It's not a huge deal, but worth mentioning.

Pettrey's writing is great for the most part. I enjoyed her style and the pacing of the story. With the exception of a few instances of cheesy dialogue and slightly fantastical plot elements, I really enjoyed the story. Her language is not flowery or poetic, nor is it dumbed down. It is very approachable and conversational and has a perfect balance of technical jargon where needed and everyday vernacular for easy readability as one would expect from a modern fiction book.

If you enjoy suspense thrillers featuring counterterrorism investigations with lots of non-stop action coupled with a little romance then you'll most likely really love Blind Spot. If this review piqued your interest, you may want to start with Book 1 of the series so as to not miss out on the full story arc. But if you choose to jump in at Book 3 you should still be able to enjoy this well-written novel.
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LibraryThing member CMBUSICK
Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey is book three in her Chesapeake Valor series. I found it different and interesting that there were at least two different cases going on through out the book. While Declan and Tanner worked on their case as the main characters of this book; Griffin, Parker, Finley, Avery,
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and Kate worked another case. There was also Luke, who was a member of their group, before he disappeared, who is working on something that may tie into someone's case. This book definitely falls into the Mystery and Drama categories, but I wouldn't call it a thriller. I wasn't prepared for it to be Christian Fiction. While I find myself wanting to know more about the characters and how things turn out in the end of this series, I don't want to know bad enough to read any of the other books myself.
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LibraryThing member SarahGraceGrzy
I haven't been very impressed with any Dani Pettrey books I've read so far, but while there were elements of Blind Spot I did not like, I did enjoy the story overall.

4.5 stars for storyline
3 stars for characters
2 stars for romance

I am very much a character person and love character-driven
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stories. Unfortunately for me, characters are not Pettrey's strong suit. While I did like Declan, I really wasn't a fan of Tanner, and never really connected with any of the characters in this series. They lack depth and personality and I find myself yawning at times due to their one-dimension-ness.

The story, on the other hand, I did very much enjoy. The plot kept me on my toes throughout each page, and I couldn't put it down at times. My one complaint would be that Pettrey often has soooo many different storylines going at once that often distract and frustrate me, and don't seem connected to the main story arc. Overall, though, I did enjoy the storylines involving Luke and the terrorist attack. Yikes! Quite intense.

The romance. Just please no. I found myself so disgusted with all the over-the-top physical attraction that I wasn't rooting for the couple at all. I basically skimmed all those parts. I did appreciate Declan's gentlemanliness in that area. He was very respectful and laidback in that regard, which is so Declan. I also greatly disliked how the couple slept in the same roomsame house unchaperoned a few times, even if it was for "protection" and Declan slept on the floor. Made me very uncomfortable.

Overall, I enjoyed the story, but not really the romance or characters.

CONTENT NOTE: Recommended for ages 17 due to romance and violence. Mentions of a serial killer who rapes his victims, a character is tortured, mentions of gunfights and violence, terrorists, terrorist attacks. Also, a lot of physical attraction and kissing between the couple, and a few thoughts about intimacy after marriage.
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