The Escape – Lisa Harris – US Marshals #1 – Revell – Published 3 November 2020




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.

My thoughts

A new series by Lisa Harris, this book will have you on the edge of your seat as the characters chase down an escaped felon.

Madison and Jonas are US Marshals. Their assignment is to transport two prisoners, but when their plane goes down they must fight to survive the elements and to find their escaped prisoner. But he always seems to be one step ahead of them and they will have to fight for their lives if they can try and outwit him.

The Escape is the first book in a new series. Judging from the ending, the next book in the series will continue the investigation into Madison’s husband’s murder. We readers are given just a few clues right at the start of the book and the end of the book, but otherwise the story remains focused on the escaped prisoner and trying to recapture him.

There is just a touch, a smidge of romance in The Escape. Really it is all just a starting point for something that I am guessing will continue in the next book. I liked that the romance wasn’t something that happened quickly or to fit the timeline of the book. Madison is still grieving the death of her husband. Jonas is still getting over a bad break-up. Neither is looking for love. There is just a small spark, a collaboration between them as they working together. I am hoping they can find a way to be more open with each other in the next book and I look forward to how their relationship develops.

The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

More information

Category: Adult fiction

Genre: Christian Suspense.

Themes: Escaped prisoners, plane crash, US Marshals, grief, murder, romance.

Published: 3 November 2020 by Revell.

Format: Paperback, ebook. 336 pages.

ISBN: 9780800737306

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