Flight Risk begins as an easy read that quickly becomes multi-layered and complicated.
Haunted by his father’s death because of a flawed newspaper article, journalist Jett Glover is committed to finding the truth in his work. He reaches out to the ex-wife of one of the men in an expose` he’s writing about human trafficking. The woman brushes him off and his editor runs the story.
Savannah Daniels is a sharp copyright attorney approaching forty. Though divorced for fifteen years, she’s still tied to ex-husband, Dustin Tate, by Addy, the fourteen-year-old he fathered with Savannah’s sister, Stasi.
When Jett’s explosive story becomes public, Savannah rushes to Addy to shield the child from public scrutiny, but before they can make sense of it all, Dustin and his friends are involved in a major plane crash. Though they survive the crash, the three men die in quick succession under mysterious circumstances.
Savannah is stretched thin as she tries to support Addy, deal with the aftermath of the news article, Dustin’s death, and his insistence he had proof of his innocence. Proof he never got to share with her before he died. She also has a major case in mediation she’s determined to win because her clients’ invention could make the infamous black box recorder aboard planes obsolete.
And there’s still Jett Glover, always nearby… with questions.
I liked Jett. His father’s death shaped his life and directed his path. His confidence is shaken with the thought his article led to the deaths of three men and all he wants is redemption. His attraction to Savannah bothers him too, yet he wants to pursue it.
Savannah Daniels is a contradiction. Tough, super smart, and “savvy,” her small law practice attracts high-profile cases and eager young attorneys because of her reputation. However, her personal life is a mess. Though she does have good friends, her evenings are spent with her rescue cat. Dustin’s betrayal left her with major trust issues, and understandably so. Her niece is the only thing that can—and does—pull Savannah away from work. Her boozy, pill-popping sister, Stasi, is indeed the weakest link, and got away with far too much and got off too easily. I couldn’t figure out why neither Savannah nor Dustin hadn’t filed for custody of Addy or why Addy hadn’t run away screaming like she was on fire!
Tension builds as Savannah is attacked multiple times, Stasi gets arrested, and the FBI takes an interest in Savannah’s copyright case. Could her case be connected to the plane crash and Dustin’s death? Where is the fourth man? And who is the mysterious woman from Thailand?
I thought I had this one figured out until Mr. Plot-Twist grabbed me by the neck! HA! I did NOT see that coming! Excellent!
Nice ending and good to see Savannah open to a relationship with Jett.
We’re all searching for good reads during these times of sheltering in place and quarantine life. Add Flight Risk to the top of the list!
Bestselling author Cara Putman returns with a romantic legal thriller that will challenge the assumptions of truth tellers everywhere.
Savannah Daniels has worked hard to build her law practice, to surround herself with good friends, and to be the loyal aunt her troubled niece can always count on. But since her ex-husband’s betrayal, she has trouble trusting anyone.
Jett Glover’s father committed suicide over a false newspaper report that ruined his reputation. Now a fierce champion of truth, Jett is writing the story of his journalism career—an international sex-trafficking exposé that will bring down a celebrity baseball player and the men closest to him, including Savannah’s ex-husband.
When Jett’s story breaks, tragedy ensues. Then a commercial airline crashes, and one of Savannah’s clients is implicated in the crash. Men connected to the scandal, including her ex, begin to die amid mysterious circumstances, and Savannah’s niece becomes an unwitting target.
Against their better instincts, Jett and Savannah join ranks to sort the facts from fiction. But can Savannah trust the reporter who threw her life into chaos? And can Jett face the possibility that he’s made the biggest mistake of his life?
Genre: Political/Romantic Suspense
Published by: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: April 7th 2020
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 078523327X (ISBN13: 9780785233275)
Series: This is a Stand Alone Novel
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