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Choosing Carter is another winner for cj petterson. Bryn McKay, the protagonist, is frequently thrown into the role of savior for her rabblerousing brother who finds it impossible to make a good decision. When they get into an argument while the drunken Robbie is driving, they crash into a ravine. The crash sends Robbie to prison and Bryn to the hospital. Twelve months later, Bryn is visited by an FBI agent that tells her Robbie has converted to radical Islam while in prison. Making matters worse, he has escaped with an Islamic prisoner considered armed and dangerous. Robbie calls Bryn to let her know that he has escaped and is seeking revenge on the people who sent him to jail, including her.
For the past year, Bryn has enjoyed life in her isolated cabin in the Colorado hills. She manages her freelance writing business from the adjoining bunkhouse. Interacting with the FBI, police, and terrorists do not appear anywhere on her list of things to desire. She has created a peaceful existence in her mountain earie and now wants to develop a more personal relationship with the elusive Carter Danielson, a muscular, tall hunk of gorgeous, not deal with her out-of-control brother. Bryn continues to drop hints in Carter’s direction about taking their relationship further; hints which Carter adroitly ignores. But she notices that he doesn’t stay away for long between visits. A birthday canoe trip sends Carter and Bryn into a nest of vipers; terrorists that seek to destroy Americans.
Petterson’s brings to life a believable story of potential middle-America terrorism. Filled with thrills from the fear-washed first page truck ride of Bryn and Robbie through the betrayals of friends, Choosing Carter demands the reader turn the next page.
REVIEW PROVIDED BY MAHALA CHURCH FOR HER COLUMN BAREFOOT BOOK REVIEWS IN THE SEPT 2015 ISSUE OF THE BOOK BREEZE.