When Danger Calls

When Danger Calls

by Terry Odell

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Note: This is an updated cover, but aside from making a few corrections to the text, this is the same book originally published here

Set against a Montana mountain backdrop, When Danger Calls is a story filled with action, adventure, and romance, where the stakes keep getting higher and higher.

If someone asks single mother Frankie Castor to clear a room, she'll smile and find a vacuum cleaner. Ryan Harper, on the other hand, uses a gun. Is it possible they can work together when their lives depend on it?

Frankie's returned to her childhood home in Montana to help care for her mother. Her biggest worries are balancing the budget and the upkeep of an aging home. When she offers a man a ride home from the hospital, she never imagines she'll end up having to choose between her daughter's life and matters of national security that could cost the lives of millions.

Ryan returns to his family home to find a way to prove he didn't leak vital information on a covert ops mission gone south. As he searches for the meaning of a file he's kept hidden from the mission, he has no idea that international mercenaries have been searching for it--and him. When the mercenaries come after Ryan, he's torn. Fighting for his country wars with fighting to rescue people he loves.

When Danger Calls was first published in hard cover by Five Star Cengage Gale

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012516756
Publisher: Terry Odell
Publication date: 10/22/2010
Series: Blackthorne, Inc. , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 357
Sales rank: 8,305
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Terry Odell was born in Los Angeles, moved to Florida, and now makes her home in Colorado. An avid reader (her parents tell everyone they had to move from their first home because she finished the local library), she always wanted to "fix" stories so the characters did what she wanted. Once she began writing, she found this wasn't always possible, as evidenced when the mystery she intended to write rapidly became a romance. When she thought about it, she realized that her favorite mysteries were series where she could follow the developing relationships of the protagonist—to the point where she'd read the book twice; once for the relationship and again to follow the crime and its solution. So, she started reading romance, and found there was a genre that included mystery themes as well as a relationship.

Although her genre is labeled "romantic suspense", Terry prefers to think of her books as "Mysteries With Relationships." You can find more about her at her website,

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When Danger Calls 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Following his second failed black ops mission in which people died and he is injured, Blackthorne agent Ryan Harper is put on medical leave. He knows that everyone at the private security firm assumes he turned rogue, but he believes someone inside caused the two failures; they were set up and he plans to bring that person down as a little girl who died in the first fiasco haunts him. Thus Ryan retrieved the container he was sent to obtain, but tells his boss otherwise so he can learn why something allegedly minor caused deaths.

Ryan returns to his hometown of Broken Bow, Montana to stay with his Pop on the ranch. He meets Gladys a waitress at the Three Elks and is attracted to her. Ryan later learns she is an elementary school art teacher Frankie Castor, a single mom to precocious six year old Molly. Frankie worries about her mom who has suffered two injuries since starting a relationship with Bob Dwyer. As Ryan and Frankie fall in love, he comes to the rescue of her, Molly, and Molly¿s ¿friend¿ Mr. Snuggles even as someone wants what he possesses from his last mission; that person is willing to harm his loved ones something that is unacceptable to Ryan.

This is an exciting romantic suspense that grips readers from the onset when Ryan¿s cakewalk mission turns ugly and never slows down as his work arrives at Big Sky Country. The cast is very strong especially the lead couple and their immediate family. Although major coincidence twice involving land takes somewhat away from this fine thriller, fans will appreciate Ryan¿s reactions WHEN DANGER CALLS.

Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay but it was pretty much boring. I didnt really enjoy it. I got about 30 pages in and i decided it was too boring to read. That says a lot because i challenge myself to read at least 100 pages before giving up. So dont waste your money. Buy a book that really satisfies your longing to read a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't finish this book. As a matter of fact, I deleted it from my library it was so lame. I kept waiting for the much promised and anticipated action, and it never materialized. I skipped to the final chapter to read the conclusion, only to find Odell using it to write mild porn. Not to sound sexist, but women of her writing ability should not attempt to write adventure novels. Try reading some Richard Marcinko Rogue Warrior novels to get a feel for what a REAL ex-Navy SEAL is like. Not the mamby-pamby guy in this piece of crap.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate it when i promise myself that i wont spend anymore money on books then amazzzzzing books like these come up..... but it was still a great book ti read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book from start to finish. I always like a book with a little action and scenes that help make the characters more realistic. Over all good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read! !
JimmyBJB More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it! I received this book as a gift in the morning and was finished by the end of the day. The plot is very interesting and very well balanced with realistic characters, action, suspense, fun and romance. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the series. This book is a MUST READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but not the best ive read..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story..lots of action.mystery and romance. Looking forward to the next in the series.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
I love this book Great story. Wonderful characters.. Getting ready to get my fourth Terry O'Dell book. Great writing
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dwgizmo More than 1 year ago
It was a good story. Strong characters. I felt it was too dragged out...like the author wanted to fill X many pages. All of the action was in the last quarter of the book. Best of all, it wasn't a cliff hanger, even though it is part of a series. Each of the next books deals with another member of the team of black ops.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a really good mix of action and romance along with multi-layered characters. It gave you a well-defined understanding of those who work undercover on how they have to have different personas in order to survive. And how those personas can effect any relationship. It also shows how love can find you when you're not looking forward it. I truly enjoyed this book because I am a single parent and it's very hard to date and most times we don't even try because our child(ren) are our main focus and we do what we have to do to take care of them. Plus I have older parents and it's hard going between putting on the "mommy" hat and putting on the "daughter" hat. This author did an amazing job taking you on the journey from everyone's perspective. I will definitely read more books from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A typical love story, but wrapped in the genre of international espionage within the continental USA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot contains twists and turns that leave you guessing “Who the real bad guys are.” The author brings the human side of the characters in an exciting way. Story well told.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Couldn't put it down
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I thought it was a very good book. I love mysteries with kids in them. I liked the humor the author put in related to the child. I always like hero's!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book promised adventure and, although it was 800+ pages, there was very little real adventure. It was more of a love story with some overly-descriptive sex thrown in. Just ok.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed everything in thus story! The characters are very real and believable. There are so many twists and turns that I wasn't sure who was the good guy and who was the bad guy! Personally, I would have been happy without the sex scenes, but all in all I found it impossible to put down until I finished reading it.
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