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An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal best seller

A missing woman leads the alpha heroes on their boldest mission yet in New York Times best-selling author Susan Stoker’s searing Mountain Mercenaries novel.

It’s been 10 years since Rex’s wife, Raven, disappeared from a Vegas casino. Never losing hope, he even formed the Mountain Mercenaries to help find her - and other missing wives, sisters, and children. Now Rex and his fearless team are following a lead to Lima, Peru, where the rescue operation is greater than they imagined. 

A day at a time. That’s been Raven’s motto for a decade. Once held captive by an elusive sex trafficker, she has an indomitable will to survive. But Raven’s not ready to leave Peru. She can’t. Not yet. Because her liberation from the barrios comes with devastating consequences. One wrong move and all hope will be lost to an unimaginable hell. 

For the Mountain Mercenaries, the stakes have been raised. The threats are escalating. But Rex hasn’t searched this long, risked so much, and come this far to lose Raven all over again.

©2020 Susan Stoker. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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fitting end to this series

wow, now this was an 80% ops story and it was awesome to have the team and other familiar characters in play.
again the best in this series i felt was book 1 and this one runs a close 2nd.
Stella was awesome as usual.
I felt it dragged a bit here and there but I have to remember that it's Ms Stoker's style to give you all POVs which gives you all the details in play.
it was a pretty horrendous topic and ravens story was gut wrenching but in typical hero and romance fashion, she pulled through.
I must say though, David's finals speech was a bit of a shock.....no spoilers....I was just surprised it was written in...

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  • Laura Ashleigh
  • 02-07-2020

Awesome!!!!

I love all Stoker books but of the books that have come out since Shelter for Penelope this is my favorite. Holy smokes. Without giving too much away, it is slightly different with so much of the book taking place away from home and the road to togetherness isn’t smooth at all despite finding each other early on but soo worth the rough ride. I always hate when a series ends but this was a great series finisher letting us in on years later for Raven & Dave but also clueing in to the fact that the other mercenaries and families are thriving. Well done!!! Loved it. When I started this series this book was not listed as coming soon so I wasn’t sure we’d get Rex’s story. I’m SO glad we did!

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  • Reggie
  • 03-07-2020

Great ending to this series!

I have been looking forward to this book since the preview at the end of ‘Zara’...and was not disappointed!! Lots of bad guys and drama but the Mountain Mercenaries came through in the end and Rex/Dave finally got his wife back! The extended epilogue put a neat bow on the series. Narrator’s work on all of the characters helped to make this a series ending to remember.

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  • Patricia Powell
  • 02-07-2020

Great book

This is a wonderful book. The story is fantastic. the characters are excellent and well devwliped

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  • Kathleen Lunde
  • 16-06-2021

A Fitting End

This, last in the Mountain Mercenaries series, book was a fitting end for the series. The plot took many unexpected twists and all the characters were fully developed. I also liked that it brought awareness to human trafficking and the devastation it brings. Great book and Stella Bloom rocks!

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  • M Hicks
  • 23-04-2021

Fantastic

This book as well as the past books was so adorable I hated to stop for work it’s great how whole group holds either up so much love very action packed with great characters and narrators thanks always to the author 😉😉💖💖💞💞💕💕

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  • T J's Reads
  • 15-04-2021

What a way to end a series!!

This series was one of the best I have ever read! The subject and nature of each book was rescuing woman and children from kidnaping from some the most gruesome situations! Rescuing Raven was the best of the series! Intense, dark in places, showing the strength of the women involved, Mainly the main female character and the man who was determined to find her! Terrific read!
Only thing not happy with was the volume of swear words!
Susan Stoker is a really good author of this style of writing! Have read most of her series of books!
The Narrator, Stella Bloom, is an incredible narrator! The number of characters voices is immense! Wonderful!!
Blessings!

I recommend this book and the whole series’s!

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  • shari
  • 05-04-2021

the best ending !!.....everrr

I just love susans books, but this one hit my soul ....I laughed, got angry and had tears of joy tho the characters inyhis story.....unfortunately this book brings us all to the thought as we are home safety reading this....its happening around the world for real by the evils around us...I pray that all these poor souls taken from their lives be returned safety. Susan a huge thank you for each book you write, .......

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  • Kary Mack
  • 19-02-2021

It has its ups and downs...

Overall, I enjoyed listening to this series. Stoker is a good writer and Bloom is a good voice actress. However... there are definitely cringeworthy moments. At times, there are things that the Mountain Mercenaries do or don't do where the listener is like... wait... what?! no... that was dumb as heck and if it was real life everything would fail because off that... yet nothing bad happens. Or moments like... ok the MM rescue women from trafficking... do they normally just rescue one and ask nothing/do nothing about the other women in the room?!
Anyway... if you can get through those moments... its enjoyable.

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  • Kentucky Bohemian
  • 18-02-2021

Perfect.

This Mountain Mercenaries series has been wonderful from the start. Each new book seemed to replace the previous one as my favorite as they just kept getting better. But Holy Llama Mama Drama, this one burned down the house.

What a way to end a stellar series--it simply doesn't get any better than this in my opinion. The man who searched for his kidnapped wife for 10 years, who never gave up hope, who was so inspired he created a team that helped countless others in the process, finally gets the lead he's been waiting on. Rex has shown himself, and he's going after Raven.

I love that this was not a simple caveman "snatch and grab." Rex has some high mountains to climb. But if there's ever been anyone willing to prove his love and be patient and gentle while doing it, it's this guy. *5 star swooning*

If you're new to this series, it is possible, but not recommended to read this as a stand-alone. If you simply can't wait to go through the entire series, at the very least I would recommend that you first read book 6, "Defending Zara" to set this story up first. But the best enjoyment will be found if you've read the entire series to understand the different characters and the nuances of their individual stories.

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  • Ap2514
  • 15-01-2021

A great finish

This book is a fantastic finish to the Mountain Mercenary series. We finally get to the bottom of Rex's story and what happened to his wife. I love how it all tied together with Defending Zara, it was just so well written and it was great to see all of the men come together for one last rescue.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 24-09-2020

Loved

I enjoy listening to Stella Bloom,

This is the final book in the series of Mountain Mercenaries. Have to say I loved this series.

This is the story of Dave and Raven ..... It will make you want to scream at what could happen and cry with the joy of out come.

Raven was kidnapped and not heard for 10 years. Dave never gave up hope . With the help of her Mountain Mercenaries he finds and brings home his one love.. oh they have problems to over come.

I love how Susan Stoker also lets us know what happens to the other team mates and their women.

Perfect book to end on for this brilliant series.

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  • debbie smith
  • 12-09-2020

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  • Maria
  • 07-07-2020

Great series

Loved this whole series and this final installment was probably my favourite, I would highly recommend it.

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  • Claire
  • 01-07-2020

oh my heart ♡

i dont always cry at books but this one i was in floods of tears, beaufiful, inspiring & heart warming. i deffo rec this serise, book & serises connected ♡♡♡♡

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