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"Get ready for a kick-ass adventure romance!"

Susan Grant has done it again pushing the paranormal romance genre in a whole new direction. Who needs the alpha male when you have women like Banzai Maguire! Her latest novel, The Legend of Banzai Maguire is an action packed ride into the future. Plus the story mixes amazing technological changes and politics that have taken a whole new turn.

Bree "Banzai" Maguire is in the United States Air Force as an F-16 Jet pilot. Raised in a family that held strong to the values of freedom and what America stands for it only made sense that she would join the USAF. The book opens as she and her wingman Cam are preparing for a routine flight over Korea when they both get shot down.

Managing to elude certain death both eject and parachute down into enemy territory. Unfortunately many miles separate them as each pilot ejected at different times. Now alone and struggling to find her wingman, Banzai does everything in her power to evade the enemy that hunts her and reach Cam. Not only is this her duty as a pilot but also Cam is her best friend and she cannot let her down.

Luck however is not on her side and Banzai is soon captured after a serious kick ass scene where she gives her all before being taken down. When brought to consciousness again she awakens to find her self tied down and apart of a cryogenic science project where she will be frozen in time. Helpless to stop them, Banzai's future seems uncertain.

Now jump ahead 170 years to 2176 (BTW the book starts in the year 2006). Navy seal and unofficial treasure hunter, Ty Armstrong has had an ongoing infatuation of all things related to Banzai Maguire and now he has the means to find her. Not expecting to find her alive he is taken off guard as he locates the lost lab where she is frozen.

As Banzai is awakened into the new world of 2176, there is much she must come to terms with not only as a person but also as a USAF pilot. Where should her loyalty lie? Does the training she learned as a pilot and soldier still apply in this new foreign world? And to make matters just a bit more interesting and stressful she has two men that are vying for her attentions. One being Ty Armstrong and the other Kyber, prince of the new Kingdom of Asia and her captor as he has just caught Ty on his lands illegally. Each man hold there own agenda where Banzai is concerned, creating much confusion for her as she must find where she fits in this new and crazy future.

Susan Grant writes a truly action packed story that will keep you reading to the end. My only regret is that I wanted more than what the story gave. I am relieve to know this is a series and will get a chance to learn more about this new and fascinating future. This book is well written and the politics are tightly woven in to create intrigue and tension. And trust me by the time you finish this you are will want the next book in this series.

Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted April 27, 2004

SUMMARY

The year: 2006. The mission: routine. Or so U.S.A.F. pilot Bree "Banzai" Maguire thinks. Then she's shot down over enemy airspace, captured and put in bio-stasis. When she wakes, everything's changed. It's one hundred and seventy years later.2176.the world is in crisis, and she's a hotly contested prize. Once, Banzai's job was to protect democracy; now a mysterious voice claims she must bring it back. Two men vie for her heart. Kyber, her captor, the rich, ruthless Emperor Prince of Asia, has all a man could desire. Then there's U.C.E. SEAL commander and would-be rescuer Ty Armstrong. He has all the right moves. With two such choices, Banzai regrets she has but one heart to give for her country.

Don't miss Book #2 of this incredible series: DAY OF FIRE (May 04) by Kathleen Nance.

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The Legend of Banzai Maguire
(2176 Action-adventure: Book 1)
by Susan Grant

Love Spell
April 1, 2004
Available: November 2, 2004
ISBN #0505525429
EAN #9780505525420
384 pages
Paperback
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The Star King
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