Midnight Delta – Her Fierce SEAL
Navy SEAL, Finn Crandall, still reeling from his last mission, is desperate for a purpose to bring him the redemption he needs.
Landing in Austin Texas, he meets the feisty Angie Donatelli. She’s a private investigator on a quest to reunite a young girl with her stolen baby. Angie is tough and doesn’t want or think that she needs help. When she’s confronted with a man who won’t take no for an answer, sparks fly and flames ignite. Angie finds herself falling for the sexiest and most stubborn man she has ever met.
When Finn and Angie team up to search for the missing baby, Finn’s fierce protective instincts kick into high gear. As they dig deeper into the baby’s disappearance, Finn’s old nightmares get tangled up with the new horrors they encounter. Will Angie’s unconditional love and Finn’s inner strength be enough to fight the demons of his past and conquer the evils they’re confronting today?
When a story holds you in its grasp, brings you to tears, and enrages you all at once, you know you’re on a winner.
Having followed the Midnight Delta team since Her Vigilant SEAL, I have experienced both the depth of passion and respect the author has for these altruistic and committed men whose primary goal is ‘protect and save the innocent’. Delving into murky waters is never easy, but Ms O’Leary has ensured that readers are aware that the life these courageous men lead is far from glamorous, and that danger is literally around every corner.
While the term PTSD is far wider known today than ever before, the reality is all consuming. As the wife of an ex-soldier, I can assure you that the nightmares, cold sweats and terror of an unexpected load noise, can result in debilitating fear and pose a physical threat to the sufferer and anyone within reach. So for me, the author’s telling of Finn’s story and this all to real condition, needed to be on point and not glossed over.
I have read many stories where the PTSD is simplified and the sufferer essentially makes a full recovery, however I can personally attest that is rarely the case. For those afflicted, the carnage and atrocities of war are forever implanted in their psyche; and for the men of the Special Forces units, there is always a price to pay for every good deed, and the fallout can often be their very souls.
This is a story that needed to be told, but more importantly needs to be read. For Finn’s struggle to separate his culpability in situations where he had no control and the unflinching dedication and loyalty he displays to his team and each and every mission may help others to understand the complexity and the torment PTSD can cause.
I hope you enjoy Finn’s story as much as I did, but more importantly, I hope you appreciate the author’s message that the psychological consequences the men and women who serve your country endure can be every bit as incapacitating as physical wounds. And by acknowledging these issues they are even more of a hero, as it allows the implementation of support, professional guidance and peace of mind to those who love and adore them.