"Exciting suspense thriller"
American Jennifer Holt hires Matt Blackburn to retrieve her
beloved five year old daughter Amber, abducted by her ex-
spouse Ahmed Monem and taken to Algeria. Matt sets in
motion the attempt, but is unable to persuade Jennifer that
she needs to remain in a safe house. Jennifer feels
strongly she must come insisting that her daughter needs
her because she suffers from diabetes.
Matt leads his team of four counting Jennifer, but
apparently Ahmed, who has connections with terrorist
organizations, know they are coming. As they enter hostile
environment and get closer to the retrieval, Matt and
Jennifer fall in love. However, if they survive, the
chances of a California homebody and THE MERCENARY forming
a permanent relationship are less likely than the success
of this mission impossible.
THE MERCENARY is an exciting non-stop action thriller that
never slows down on the throttle even when it seems that
Amber is safe. The story line is filled with intriguing,
unsavory characters that, though paid, perform heroics to
save a stranger. Though the repetitiveness of Jennifer and
Matt arguing over her accompanying the commando team
becomes irritating after awhile, fans of suspense thrillers
will take pleasure in Marlys A. Rold's strong action tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 15, 2002