03 January 2018

High-Stakes Action & Adventure | Mojave Rescue by Tanya Stowe


Brilliant, electronic warfare engineer, Drina Gallagher is riddled by guilt and determined to create a weapon to protect American soldiers. Cal Norwood is a CIA agent working undercover. For two years he’s been trying to infiltrate a highly organized group selling secret plans on the black market. He’s scheduled to connect with operatives at a wind farm in the middle of the desert where he’ll be taken by helicopter to meet with the leader. He arrives at the meeting place only to discover the men have kidnapped Drina and plan to kill her. Cal must make an instant choice, keep his cover and stop the organization or save Drina. Cal chooses Drina. They race across the Mojave Desert to escape the killers and Drina discovers that Cal is a man of action grounded in unbreakable faith. His personal walk gives Drina the confidence she needs to confront the guilt of her past. Can He possibly forgive her and allow her and Cal to escape their pursuers? Or will all her hopes and dreams die in the desert?


Tanya Stowe’s first book with Love Inspired Suspense, Mojave Rescue delivers thrilling, high-stakes action and adventure.

As electronics engineer Drina Gallagher and CIA agent Cal Norwood thwart danger lurking at every turn, trying to protect her life-saving work and discover the identity of their enemy, Stowe’s story proves fast-paced and suspenseful (though a bit predictable). Page after page kept me eager to see how everything would be resolved in the end, and through it all, I so enjoyed Drina and Cal—their butting of heads, playful banter, faith-filled discussions, and determined focus on survival. The romantic chemistry between these two characters adds a fun element amidst the danger, and overall, the elements of Mojave Rescue blend easily for an enjoyable read.


Thanks to Singing Librarian Book Tours, I received a complimentary copy of Mojave Rescue and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Tanya Stowe is an author of Christian Fiction with an unexpected edge. She fills her stories with the unusual…mysteries and exotic adventures, even a murder or two. No matter where Tanya takes you…on a trip to foreign lands or a suspenseful journey filled with danger…be prepared for the extraordinary.


1. What was the hardest character to write in Mojave Rescue?
Believe it or not the hero, Cal Norwood was the hardest to write. I knew him very well and he spilled onto the page originally but even though I thought his motivation…stopping the bad guys…was good enough, my editor wanted more. I had to dig even deeper.

The easiest was Drina Gallagher. I think guilt is something we all carry at some time in our lives.

2. What inspired the idea for Mojave Rescue?
The rocket site where my husband worked twenty years ago. The platforms were set on a hill and designed to hold rocket engines for testing. At the time the platforms were abandoned and they were desolate and scary…the perfect setting for a mystery.

3. What do you want readers to take away from reading Mojave Rescue?
A sense of God’s grace. Even when we deny Him, He’s watching over us and He has a plan.

4. What is your current WIP?
My next project is tentatively called Fatal Memories. It’s set in the Sonoroan Desert of Southern Arizona. The heroine is a border patrol agent trying to stop drug traffic.

5. When you are not writing, what other “hats” do you wear?
Well, I’m a mom and grandma with 21 grandchildren so I stay very busy. I love to travel. I just returned from a trip to China. And I love to play pickleball!


January 2: Singing Librarin Books
January 3: Book by Book, Kat’s Corner Books
January 4: Among the Reads, Red Headed Book Lady
January 5: Pause for Tales, Bibliophile Reviews
January 6: cherylbbookblog, Reading is My SuperPower
January 7: Remembrancy

Reviewer: Mindy Houng


1 comment:

  1. What a great review! Love Inspired Suspense is among my favorite books...and I too, love the high stakes action & adventure I find in them. Along with faith-filled characters :-)

    New-to-me author, thanks for the review, interview and giveaway chance!