Multinomah, Sept 2002, 11.99, 350 pp.
Darcy St. James spent many years in the field as an espionage agent keeping her country free from those who sought to destroy it. When the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain fell, nobody was happier than Darcy, who thought she would be able to come in from the cold, as her side won the war.
She learns quickly that when one war ends, another begins. On Sept 9, 2001, she meets with a former Soviet Union espionage agent who she trusts. Her feelings are misplaced and it is only thanks to Chief Petty Officer Sam Houston, a navy SEAL, that she is rescued. Two other agents in the field are assassinated that night making the CIA think something is going down. Sept 11 happens and the U.S. goes to war again with Darcy on the front lines, trying to trace a man who knew and profited from the terrorist attacks. Sam is part of Darcy's team at key times and though it is difficult, the pair conducts a romance during the war on terrorism.
TRUE HONOR will appeal to the patriotism of every American. The story line is fast paced and action packed, a thriller based on one of the most infamous events in history. The romance that blossoms between the two soldiers on the front lines is beautiful, sweet and believable. Dee Henderson is a fantastic storyteller who knows how to keep and maintain reader interest from the very first page.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner