Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Escape by Lisa Harris

About the Book:

How do you catch a fugitive who has nothing to lose?

US Marshals Madison James and Jonas Quinn have orders to transport two high profile 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.

With both pilots and one prisoner dead – and one fugitive on the run – Madison and Jonas must negotiate the rugged and remote backcountry as they track a murderer who is desperate to disappear . . . and will do anything to stop them.

My Review:

This novel has as much to do with a budding romance between Madison and Jonas as it does about catching an escaped murderer. I felt the budding character romance happened at the oddest times. An example is when Madison and Jonas are in an abandoned cabin while the fugitive is still loose nearby. The two comfortably chat away in front of the blazing fireplace, happily getting to know each other, neither one even periodically thinking to check if the fugitive has found them. Is it any surprise when the fugitive does find them and attacks? On another occasion the two are nearly kissing on a stake out when action occurs at the house they are watching. Come on. I would hope US Marshals are better than that.

I really liked the way Harris establishes the setting. Her descriptions are good and really places in the action well. Another aspect of the novel well done is describing how deceptive a fugitive can be, convincing people to help him.

This is a novel for readers who like character interaction and budding romance more than suspense. There is lots of suspense but it is a bit repetitive and some of it is caused by sloppy action on the part of the pursuers.

You can read an excerpt here.

You can watch the book trailer here.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Author:

Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. The author of more than forty books, Harris and her family have spent over 17 years living as missionaries in Southern Africa. She is currently stateside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You can find out more at

Revell, 336 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by the publisher.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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