A major earthquake sees ex-Special Forces soldier-turned-bodyguard Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Fox on a transport plane headed for the scene of devastation.
The way things are coming apart at home with Sean Meyer, she welcomes the chance to get away.
Tasked as security advisor to the specialist team at the centre of relief efforts, Charlie knows it won’t be easy. The team members are willing to put themselves in constant danger as a matter of course. But what kind of other risks are they prepared to take?
As Charlie soon discovers, it’s not just the ground beneath her feet that cannot be relied on. Her predecessor died conveniently while investigating rumours that the team were on the take, Charlie’s been instructed to quietly uncover whether his death was as accidental as the official verdict suggests. If it was an accident, why are they so obviously lying to her?
Charlie must move with care through a shifting landscape to find the answers before there are more than just earthquake victims buried in the rubble. And when disaster strikes she will learn not only whom she can trust, but whether she can she survive the darkness that comes with a total absence of light.
What I liked: I want to be Charlie Fox, most of the time. This is not one of those times. She's taking a job in an earthquake devastated area to find out if the relief team supported by their client is being ripped off. Things start off with a bang as Charlie feels the team is already trying to get rid of her.
There is a lot of mystery in Absence of Light along with some unresolved issues involving Charlie and Sean. I will say, this novella felt almost like a full book. There was action from the start and the feelings left unresolved between Charlie and Sean played a key role in keeping my attention.
This was another book were I didn't completely guess the bad guy which makes it a well written and developed story in my mind.
What I didn't like: I missed Sean. Yeah, I know, things are really up in the air but a brief appearance would have really made me happy.
A great novella to move the story along to the next level.
Highly Recommended for Charlie Fox fans!!!!