While Ms. Hinze is an award winning author and has a good premise for this book, she has struck out on this one because of too many errors in presentation.
Ms. Hinze opens with her heroine scuba diving. And, having a running conversation with a person topside. Now, just how does a person who has a mouthful of respirator for breathing under water talk? The heroine supposedly attacks two trained terrorists under water with mighty thrusts of a knife. And how exactly is this ferocious knife-stabbing happening against the drag of the water? Next, the heroine walks an hour across the desert to a tent city where, hooray, the "undercover" special forces also chasing the terrorists, has established camp. Since when would an undercover group ever pitch a tent city in broad sight of a terrorist camp? The leader of the special forces has a "private" who is there to assist him. NOT! Special Forces NEVER have extraneous personnel on assignment. The hero shows up in Tent City and refuses to enter the heroine's tent because of his high standards. But, what does Ms. Hinze have her heroine do? Enter the hero's tent without a second thought. So, we now have an unheroic heroine since her behavior demonstrates that she obviously has no moral standards. Of course, this happens after she has paraded across Tent City wrapped only in a towel!
And all of this is written into the first three chapters. After having my intelligence assaulted by such ridiculous errors, I threw the book away. I expect more from award winning authors.