Book Review: EDGE OF SURVIVAL by Toni Anderson

Publisher: Carina Press
Released: November 21, 2011
Source: Review copy from the author
Rating: ★★★★½

Dr. Cameran Young knew her assignment wouldn’t be easy. As lead biologist on the Environment Impact Assessment team, her findings would determine the future of a large mining project in the northern Canadian bush. She expected rough conditions and hostile miners—but she didn’t expect to find a dead body her first day on the job.

Former SAS Sergeant Daniel Fox forged a career as a helicopter pilot, working as far from the rest of the human race as possible. The thrill of flying makes his civilian life bearable, and he lives by his mantra: don’t get involved. But when he’s charged with transporting the biologist to her research vessel, he can’t help but get involved in the murder investigation—and with Cameran, who awakens emotions he’s desperate to suppress.

In the harsh and rugged wilderness, Daniel and Cameran must battle their intense and growing attraction while keeping ahead of a killer who will stop at nothing to silence her…

In the wilds of northern Canada, a biologist living with diabetes falls for an ex-British military man haunted by his past in Toni Anderson’s romantic suspense EDGE OF SURVIVAL. The book opens with a bang as Dr. Cameran Young finds the body of a murdered woman on her arrival in Labrador. Cameran is there to study the impact of mining on the local fish population. She never planned on becoming involved in a murder investigation, or with the helicopter pilot hired to help her during her research.

Daniel was part of an elite team in the Special Air Service in the British army, but he has been suffering ever since his last mission ended in tragedy. Daniel’s job as a helicopter pilot stationed in the middle of nowhere was supposed to protect him from becoming involved with anyone. But, there’s something about Cameran that draws him to her, and since trouble seems to follow her around, Daniel can’t help but be there to protect her.

EDGE OF SURVIVAL was a thrilling, fast paced story with well drawn characters. Ms. Anderson did an excellent job creating a heroine faced with the challenges of having diabetes. Cameran was smart, strong and determined to achieve the goals she set for herself. Daniel will have lovers of tortured heroes swooning. Daniel is the type who is difficult to like at first, but you can’t resist wanting to see the right woman save him.

I really enjoyed the plot and the unique setting of this book. I studied environmental science in college, so I found Cameran’s research project intriguing, and Northern Labrador sounds so beautiful. I always wanted to be a part of an environmental impact assessment team, but alas, it wasn’t to be. I’m happy I can live vicariously through amazing characters.

EDGE OF SURVIVAL is full of action, multi-dimensional characters with plenty of angst, page-turning suspense and romance.

Thank you to the author for sending me a review copy of her book.