Chesapeake Valor Book 1
In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world–and friendships–crumbled.
Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet–until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern–a young social justice lawyer missing since spring–and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper.
When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he’ll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he–and those he cares about–are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents.
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• Booklist’s Top Ten Inspirational Novels of 2016 Award
• National Reader’s Choice Award finalist
• Holt Medallion Award finalist
• Inspy Award Shortlist finalist
• Christian Retailing’s Best Award finalist
• CBA Bestseller
• ECPA Bestseller
“Best-selling Pettrey (Sabotaged, 2015) begins a brand new romantic suspense series, Chesapeake Valor. In the first installment, forensic anthropologist Finley Scott finishes her historical dig near Gettysburg, only to be drawn into the case of a much more recent burial. Gettysburg park ranger Griffin McCray discovers the body, and he sticks with Finley throughout the investigation as his past life as a sniper quickly becomes essential to their effort… Pettrey’s fast-paced tale offers smart characters who know romance won’t work until they are able to deal with their personal issues. As they confront their pasts, their tracking of the killer leads them into a tangled web of historical violence, guaranteeing that readers will stay on the edge of their seats.” -Booklist
“Forensic anthropologist Finley Scott and Ranger Griffin McCray get closer to a murderous sniper as they get closer to each other in Pettrey’s (Shattered) first book in her new Chesapeake Valor series…Readers will empathize with the well-crafted and believable characters in this tense opening to her new series.” -Publisher’s Weekly
“Fans of Pettrey (Sabotaged) will adore this new romantic suspense series. Dynamic protagonists and an increasingly tense narrative set the scene for a harrowing and thrilling ride. As the tension ratchets up, a growing romantic chemistry between Griffin and the charming Finley builds as well. The author provides just enough backstory to set up the rest of the series nicely. A solid pick for adrenaline fiction junkies.” -Library Journal
“The first book in Pettrey’s new Chesapeake Valor series starts with action, intrigue, and a cast of fascinating characters. The combination of a present-day crime intertwined with crimes that haunt the characters makes for a gripping storyline with great potential for future installments.”-RT Book Reviews
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