AUTHOR: Lisa Harris
US Marshals Madison James and Jonas Quinn are thrust into a high-profile case when they are called on to transport two prisoners across the country on a private plane. But when the plane experiences engine trouble en route from the Pacific Northwest to Colorado, the pilots crash-land the aircraft deep in the heart of the sprawling Salmon-Challis National Forest.
When Madison and Jonas regain consciousness, they find both pilots and one prisoner dead--and one fugitive on the run. They'll have to negotiate the rugged and remote backcountry through Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado while tracking a murderer who is desperate to disappear--and will do anything to stop them.
I’ve read several books by Lisa Harris and expected a fast-paced, high tension story. This one almost met those expectations. My attention wandered now and then, and there were places where the plot line seemed terribly familiar to another story. Coincidence? Perhaps.
Madison James appealed to me. Capable in spite of pain, she is a worthy heroine. Jonas Quinn felt a little flat but still attractive. The settings, first the rugged Idaho mountain forests and then the amazing scenery of Wyoming, kept me reading.
When I pick up a book to read, I expect a full story: great beginning, compelling middle, and fabulous ending. This story did not end well. The problem at the beginning of the story was not resolved, and I felt cheated. Used. Cliffhangers, in my opinion, are not a good way to treat a reader/reviewer.
As a Christian reader, I want to see faith lived out and the main characters growing in their faith. In The Escape, God was mentioned a few times. The characters depended on themselves and their team—not a bad thing, but not enough.
All in all, I was disappointed by this story. I hoped to award five stars, but The Escape earns three and a half stars from me. I was given a copy of this book by the publisher.