Guarding Morgan

Sanctuary Book 1

When an FBI safe house is compromised, a member of the detail sends the witness on a route with explicit instructions and calls on a friend to protect the witness.

I liked the premise of not only the story, but of Sanctuary as well. I found the characters likable and I liked that they were not one-dimensional. Morgan has a cubicle job and doesn't like to cause waves, but is stronger - physically and emotionally - than he appears to be and that comes out as the story progresses. Nik may, to all appearances, be "all about the job" and may not know the meaning of the word "quit", but he has his vulnerable side as well.

While the story "fits" within the boundaries of the location of the Sanctuary safe house, there are a couple of things I would have liked to see. One of them is more of a 'wish list item' than actual necessity - Nik and his former partner in the FBI (Taylor) who called on him to guard Morgan to meet up after the guard job was over. The other would be to know more about Sanctuary itself and the personalities involved. As Guarding Morgan looks like it's the first in what may be a series, I hope to see more of that in future stories.

Book Blurb for Guarding Morgan

Morgan Drake is the only witness to a murder in an alleyway. Nik Valentinov works for Sanctuary, a foundation offering witness protection to anyone whose safety is compromised. Morgan discovers a bodyguard's arms can offer more than protection.

Morgan Drake witnesses a murder in an alleyway. He is the only person who can give evidence in prosecuting the cop responsible for the crime. When the FBI safe house where he's being held is compromised, he follows the instructions of the agent in charge and runs.

Nik Valentinov works for Sanctuary, a foundation that offers witness protection when FBI security is questionable.

When Morgan's handler sends him to Nik for safety, neither Morgan nor Nik could imagine that two weeks alone in a cabin in the woods would have their hearts racing with something much more than merely trying to keep Morgan alive.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2011 4.50