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ABOUT THE BOOK (326 pages):  To soldier-of-fortune Jeb Sledge, the assignment seemed simple: Rescue an heiress and her journalist friend from Colombian guerrillas and collect a sizable paycheck for his troubles. But things rarely go as planned. After stumbling upon a mass of dead bodies, Kristin Halvorsen isn't about to leave Colombia without the proof she needs for the story of a lifetime, and Sledge soon finds himself ensnared in a chemical weapons conspiracy that involves civilians, guerillas and high-ranking government officials.
But neutralizing the factory isn’t enough. Where are the weapons that have already been fabricated? Who are the intended targets? How potent and far-reaching are the effects?

A pursuit through South America, the U.S. and the Caribbean embroils Sledge and Kristin in a mission to prevent a catastrophic attack—and leaves Sledge fighting to save both their lives.


Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he earned a PhD in English literature (Renaissance) and for eighteen years taught literature at two liberal arts colleges. His poetry has appeared in leading journals and is collected in his book Dust and Diamond: Poems of Earth and Beyond. In addition to the historical novel Lightning on a Quiet Night, his fiction includes a light-hearted mystery, Rhapsody in Red, and two suspense novels, Deadly Addictive and The Lazarus File, which has been re-issued as an e-book. He is a frequent speaker at writers’ groups and conferences. He lives near Houston, TX, where he continues to write fiction and poetry, as well as essays on writing, ethical issues, and U.S. foreign policy.

Lightning on a Quiet Night was one of three finalists in the Historical Romance category of the Selah Awards this year.

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I received my copy of "Deadly Addictive" by Donn Taylor.  Already started reading it and thoroughly enjoying the book.

"Deadly Additive" by Donn Taylor is an action-packed book.  It is filled with suspense and keeps you guessing all the way through. 

Jeb Sledge is given an assignment to rescue an heiress and her journalist friend from Colombian guerrillas.  It seemed pretty simple to Sledge, but things don't go as simple as he thought.  He and the journalist stumble upon way more complicated stuff going on.  There are so many different twists and turns in this novel! 

I would recommend this book to anyone especially those that enjoy an action-packed suspense-filled novel.

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Deadly Additive by Donn Taylor is a fast paced suspenseful read. Sledge begins by rescuing two women, one an heiress and one a journalist, from Columbia. However, it soon turns into much more than that. The two women found a pile of dead bodies just before being kidnapped. It us obvious that they didn't die a normal death. Sledge gets involved in trying to find out why there is some kind of large hidden factory not far from where the rescue takes place. It involves several countries, many dangers, many dangerous men, and chemical weapons.

This was a great read. I stayed up late to finish this one. A suspense, mystery tale with a little romance thrown in. Wonderful read, and I had a very hard time putting this book down. Once again, I'm thrilled that Christian Fiction's suspense books are more available now, with better authors and books. I love this genre, but I like it clean as well. Highly recommend this read.

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This book will leave you spellbound to say the least!  Donn Taylor has filled every chapter with high adventure and written it in a manner that puts the reader into the story.


Jeb Sledge, a special forces trained soldier who was excellent at dealing with highly dangerous and risky situations, accepted what he thought was a routine assignment to rescue a very wealthy businessman’s daughter and her friend.  This task took him to South America, to the Caribbean, and finally to Idaho. 


Kristin Halvorsen was the friend, but more importantly, she was a journalist on the trail of the biggest story of her career – a chemical weapons conspiracy with far-reaching effects.  When Jeb and Kristin first met there was a tenseness of emotions between them.  They had to build a relationship of trust in order to work together for a greater cause.  Jeb’s mission and Kristin’s journalist’s story became woven together to help end the terrorist plot against the United States.  I highly recommend this book for all adventure lovers.


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My review:

Jeb was a soldier for hire. But he's ready to retire. He returns to his apartment to relax and plan his next move. But when one last job offer comes through he finds himself forced to take it. He must rescue a spoiled rich girl and her friend, a reporter. Her father will stop at nothing to get her back. But nothing is like what he's been told and now he's just hoping to make it out alive.

This was a good suspense novel with plenty of action. There was a touch of romance, but it wasn't over the top or mushy. The author used one of the secondary characters to bring in an element of faith that while at times subtle, got the message of salvation across very well. The two main characters were well written and their characteristics fit well with the plot. I also enjoyed quite a few of the secondary characters. This was a book that I enjoyed, but I'm sure my husband will enjoy reading as well. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
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It's all about action and momentum.
If you like Robert Ludlum or Ronie Kendig, then Donn Taylor has the book for you.
I like the turn of cliches that one character uses. Jeb is the alpha male-don't-underestimate-how-he-looks type. The action may slow down some, just long enough to gain your breath, and then you are back into action.
The title really fitting the story is an added bonus.
To me, this is a pretty good novel to read without getting into too much political descriptions. And even the faith thread was handled in a way that came out naturally.
Definitely a recommended read.

Thrilling!   Intriguing!  On the edge of your seat reading!   Deadly Additive is an exciting Christian adventure novel written by Donn Taylor.  Jeb Sledge is looking forward to a new life with less danger when he is offered a job by ruthless billionaire, Steve Spinner, to find and rescue his spoiled daughter, Jocelyn, and her journalist friend, Kristin Halvorsen, who have been kidnapped by the guerilla army in Columbia, South America.  At first, Jeb refuses the two hundred thousand dollar offer, but he decides to accept when he finds out that the guerilla leader, Diego Contreras, who was responsible for killing his fiancé and leaving him with near death wounds the previous year, is responsible for the kidnapping.  Meanwhile in Columbia, Kristin and Jocelyn are being held prisoners after discovering and photographing a mass killing of twenty villagers by some mysterious means.   Unknown to Contreras, Kristen hides the memory card before the guerillas destroy her camera.  After Jeb and his helpers rescue the ladies, Kristin slips off to go retrieve the memory card.   This is the opportunity of her life for an important story that will advance her career.  Jeb, believing that she is Jocelyn, goes to rescue her again.  What dangers will Kristen lead Jeb and herself into for the story?  Will they be able to save the Americans that are the target of this “new weapon of destruction?” Both Jeb and Kristen are indifferent to God and religion due to circumstances in their childhood and family.  Will they be able to resolve these feelings to develop a relationship with the Lord and each other.   I received a copy from the author and publisher of The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.   Also, I have left reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, Deepershopping, Booksamillion, and Christianbook.com.

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What a thrilling, fast paced, adventure novel!  Jeb Sledge is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a wealthy billionaire and her journalist friend.  After rescuing the young women from the jungle of Columbia, Jeb discovers this is more than a simple kidnapping – much more is at stake!  Can he thwart the evil plans or will they get him first?  And who is behind all this evil?

This book is not only thrilling and suspenseful but it also has the characters realizing that fame and fortune is not enough, that they have “an emptiness inside” and they “lack something.”  At one point Sledge “surrendered to the darkness.  A light slap on his face brought him back. ‘There is one thing we can do…We can pray.’”

I loved reading this book and recommend it, however, if you are squeamish I don’t recommend it for you as it has shootings and blood, etc.  I received this book from bookfun.org in return for my honest opinion.

Deadly Additive by Donn Taylor is a suspense novel with kidnapping, conspiracy, and chemical weapons.  Jeb Sledge is a former Special Ops member, now a soldier-of-fortune still in the reserves.  His doctor has just declared him fully recovered from the wounds he received on his last job.  In looking for future employment, Sledge wants to leave behind Old Sledge and begin a new phase as New Sledge.  He has been approached by a wealthy prospective employer about rescuing an heiress Jocelyn Spinner and her friend Kristin Halvorsen who are being held captive by Columbian guerrillas.  The pay is good, and Sledge has a score to settle with one of the captors, so what is to keep Sledge from accepting?


I loved this book!  The first paragraph drew me immediately into the suspense.  By the end of the first chapter, I was laughing.  The cycle continued throughout the book, mostly breath-stealing suspense but mixed with unexpected laughter.  Sledge was a no-nonsense type person.  He did what needed doing on his various jobs, but he also reflected afterward on the emptiness he felt after the adrenaline drained away.  Something was missing in his life, and he was trying to figure out what it was.  Kristin was courageous in the presence of her captors.  She was a bit stubborn and uncooperative with Sledge, but she was a tenacious, conscientious reporter.  Jocelyn didn’t seem to have much backbone, yet that could be attributed to her father’s tendency to dominate and steamroll.  The Ramirez family of Ramon, Elena, and Raul was unforgettable in a very favorable way.  I especially loved Raul.  There were plenty of other characters, but these stood out to me.  All of these characters were well-developed and believable.


I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to any mature reader who enjoys an action-packed story.  It is obviously not written for the very young.  There are descriptions of shootings during the missions, some mentions of blood, etc, but that should be expected with this type of book.  I finished the book in a day and hated when I had to put it aside temporarily to complete a task.  I will definitely be looking for more books by Donn Taylor in the future.


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Deadly Additive by Donn Taylor was a page turning experience.

Deadly Additive by Don Taylor is a Christian Romantic Suspense and this is a page turner.

Jeb Sledge is a mercenary and receives a call from a former CIA agent. Roger Brinkman wants him to rescue two young ladies from Columbian guerillas. One is a reporter and her friend is the daughter of billionaire Steve Spinner.

Jeb accepts the job but nothing goes as planned. The action and suspense will keep you turning pages. Donn Taylor conveys emotions without any profanity but you will love the battle between good and evil. Jeb is anew Christian and struggles not to fall back into his old ways.

Kristin and Jocelyn continue to confuse Jeb. Kristin isn't sure how to take Jeb's faith. However, rescuing the girls is only the tip of the of what lies ahead.

Fast paced suspense with chemical weapons, pursuit through South America, the Caribbean and U.S. will keep you on the edge of your seat. I loved this book, romance with suspense and action packed.

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