The Woman Left Behind

The Woman Left Behind


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Jina Modell works in Communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor—and it was very cool, even for Washington, DC. She liked being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room.

But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awareness and action, she’s reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit. The only problem is she isn’t particularly athletic, to put it mildly, and in order to be fit for the field, she has to learn how to run and swim for miles, jump out of a plane, shoot a gun...or else be out of a job.

Team leader Levi, call sign Ace, doesn’t have much confidence in Jina—who he dubbed Babe as soon as he heard her raspy, sexy voice—making it through the rigors of training. The last thing he needs is some tech geek holding them back from completing a dangerous, covert operation. In the following months, however, no one is more surprised than he when Babe, who hates to sweat, begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. What’s even more surprising is that the usually very disciplined GO-team leader can’t stop thinking about kissing her smart, stubborn mouth…or the building chemistry and tension between them.

Meanwhile, a powerful Congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi’s squad in Syria. While the rest of the operatives set off on their mission, Jina remains at the base to control the surveillance drone, when the base is suddenly attacked with explosives. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where, brutally tested beyond measure, she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they’re exfiltrated out of the country.

But Levi never leaves a soldier behind, especially the brave woman he’s fallen for. He’s bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.

Title:The Woman Left Behind
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    The Woman Left Behind Reviews

  • A.

    4+ StarsYum.So the story is a bit unbelievable. The characters are too badass.And the romance is too slow.So what?Does it deserve 5 stars? Probably not. But I enjoyed it so much that I can't not give ...

  • peachygirl

    4 Ace-Boom-Voodoo stars. As entertaining as the first book.Babe was indeed a "grenade". Best heroine ever!Jina's smart mouth, the team's rapport, the training backdrop and LH's slow paced romance, eve...

  • Bibi

    There was barely any romance in this book, however, the characters and plotline were well-drawn and I found myself riveted and unable to concentrate on anything else until I'd read the last page.Lind...

  • Alp

    I LOVED THIS BOOK!Linda Howard has once again outdone herself with this compelling romantic suspense story. The Woman Left Behind is the second installment in GO-Team series and it was really worth wa...

  • Tina

    This is a thriller, and it is the 2nd book in the Go-Team series. I cannot say much without spoiling the book. This is about an elite paramilitary unit that is assign a woman that is a gamer to contro...

  • ?Rachel?

    Jina Modell goes from working in the office of a paramilitary group to being drafted for in the field operations as a drone operator. She’s assigned to a “Go-TEAM” and must go through and pass r...

  • Wendy Darling

    I thought LH was done writing good books, since the last one I really enjoyed was published in 2008. But hey, she’s still got it! I almost quit because the set-up took so long (and I was admittedly ...

  • Carol

    4.5 stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟My second Linda Howard. I really love this woman's style of storytelling. It is so reminiscent of Mariana Zapata IMO. Borrowed this book from the library but would really lik...

  • Ian

    Jina is unfit.She has no weapons training.She's not motivated.She doesn't even know that boots come in different sizes. So she's just the sort of person you would want on a generic Romantic Suspense S...

  • h o l l i s

    I've rated this a B- for AAR which is equal to 3.75 stars.The Woman Left Behind is the best kind of romantic suspense in the sense that the heroine is no damsel in distress requiring rescue but neithe...