The Echo of Violence was a good read for a variety of reasons.
On the surface, it is a good read because of the pace, the action, and the interactions between the characters.
Looking past that, the book is, for me, about choices and how what happens in life affects those choices. For example - Jackson Kinkaid. For him the choice to track the killers is as simple and as complicated as the fact that Sister Kate is his friend and she was there for him at a low point in his life.
Alexa Marlowe can chose to trust - or not - the reasons that Jackson gives. That choice is complicated by the facts that Jackson is not the man he was when she knew him years ago and that he won't fully explain why Sister Kate is important to him. Another complication is her relationship (or, maybe, non-relationship) with her boss, Garrett Wheeler and the past Garrett has with Jackson.
Then there are Jessie Beckett and Seth Harper, their relationship, and how Alexa and, by default, Garrett interact.
I enjoyed reading the book with its twists and turns, subplots like shifting sands, and the characters. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Dane in the future.
The man she'd trust with her heart could sabotage everything...
When terrorists attack a Haitian missionary school, brutally killing their hostages and posting videos of the senseless murders online, time is running out. Sentinels' agent Alexa Marlowe is forced into an unlikely alliance with a relentless mercenary. But he is no stranger.
Jackson Kinkaid witnessed the raid, and only he can track the killers to their mountain stronghold. Guarding a dark secret, rumored to sell his services to the highest bidder, Jackson is not the same man Alexa once knew. And although he can lead her to the terrorist leader she's been ordered to take alive, how can she be sure he won't sabotage her mission to save the one person who got him through the worst nightmare of his life?