TARGETED by Marissa Garner: Review

Posted June 15, 2016 in Reviews / 0 Comments

TARGETED by Marissa Garner: ReviewTargeted by Marissa Garner
Series: FBI Heat #2
Published by Forever Yours
Publication Date: June 7th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Buy Online: Amazon  B&N  Kobo

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

For San Diego’s elite FBI agents, risking their lives is standard procedure when it comes to capturing the city’s most dangerous criminals-but falling in love is the greatest risk of all. 



 FBI Special Agent Marissa Panuska faces the most explosive case of her career when she impersonates a female terrorist to infiltrate an al-Qaeda cell. Her dark hair, olive complexion, and Arabic fluency make her the perfect imposter, but each passing hour raises the risk of discovery. Can she stop the dirty-bomb plot-alone-when the Feds don’t even know the target? And should she trust the mysterious man who bursts into her life when her cover is blown?



 Former Navy SEAL Ameen Ali has a very personal reason for hating the terrorists and vowing to stop them. But when a beautiful woman joins the sleeper cell spreading death-to-America propaganda at his mosque, he doesn’t want to believe she shares their evil goals. Can he convince her to join forces before it’s too late?




TARGETED was an unexpected but scarily realistic depiction of terrorism and the efforts of law enforcement to counter it, with heroic and fearless characters and full of heart-pounding tension from the beginning to the end with no relief in sight. This is really solid and well-researched writing by Ms. Garner, with a different perspective, sure to get a reader thinking and in light of current world events, strikes a deep chord in me.

From Washington, D. C. to San Diego and further to Tijuana, Mexico, page after page is laced with an assortment of emotions and the author paints a very vivid but terrifying picture of life within a terrorist cell as well as offers a view into life as a Muslim in post 9/11 America.

FBI Agent Marissa Panuska is on a mission that could very well end in death for her and only the timely intervention of former Navy SEAL Ameen Ali prevents her from coming to an untimely end. With the cell floundering without a leader, Marissa steps lead it as a means of stopping to the plot.


Ameen has his own reasons for following the members of the cell and a shared objective with Marissa means that they can work together to destroy the terrorists and he can protect Marissa. While neither of them is looking for a relationship, their common goal creates a bond between them that grows into more but will it last beyond the conclusion of the mission?

Overall, this was a very interesting book and if you love Laura Griffin or Cindy Gerard, then you’ll definitely enjoy TARGETED.



About Marissa Garner

I'm a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, I cut pictures of people out of my mother's magazines and turned them into characters in my simple stories. Now I write sexy paranormal romantic suspense, steamy contemporary romance, and edgy romantic thrillers. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, but enjoy traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and many locations in between.

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