Friday, May 21, 2021

Never Miss by Melissa Koslin REVIEWED

About the Book:

Former CIA sniper Kadance Tolle possesses a special set of skills and a rare pedigree. She comes from a family of assassins, and by saving Lyndon Vaile's life she risks being found by them. Despite the danger, Kadance feels compelled to help Lyndon discover who is after him--and his research that seems to prove that the Ebola virus was manmade and is about to be weaponized.

With shadowy figures pursuing them and a Mastermind watching their every move, Kadance and Lyndon must scramble to stop an impending bioattack at the State of the Union address. But their warnings fall on deaf ears, and it becomes increasingly clear that there's no one they can trust--except perhaps each other.

Strap in for a breakneck story that will have you up all night, hurtling toward the last page as the clock ticks and time runs out.

My Thoughts:

"I am involved.  I won't let what happened be for nothing.  I'm seeing this through." (p. 93)

Kandace Tolli speaks this truth to Lyndon Vaile after multiple life threatening situations have occurred with little or no understanding of the underlying reason.  Kandace's unusual assassin's skill set provide a stark contrast to Lyndon's logical scientific mind.  They both find themselves in a race against time to save the world from the deadliest bioattck on the human race - using Lyndon's life work of research centered on the deadliest virus strain imaginable

This is the first novel I've ever read from Melissa Koslin's pen, and I must say with complete certainty, it won't be my last!  Kandace and Lyndon are characters that make an impressive and believable duo caught within a seemingly impossible situation.  When they first begin communicating it is under extreme duress, and their relationship is developed in a way that draws the reader deeper and deeper into the story.  As they begin to know each other, it becomes clear that they have experienced life in very unique and different ways.  The fact that they become entirely committed to their purpose is no surprise to the reader as Koslin fleshes out each character in a very believable and intriguing they interact with cat named Mac.

A cat? Really?  Yes, really.  I didn't realize a non-verbal character could provide such a powerful yet believable conduit for characters to develop relationship!  Mac was one of my favorite characters!  You won't want to miss this adventure!! Koslin has built a very real and scary scenario that will keep the pages turning at break neck speed!!  Have a blast with this book!

About the Author:
Melissa Koslin is a fourth-degree black belt in and certified instructor of Songahm Taekwondo. In her day job as a commercial property manager, she secretly notes personal quirks and funny situations, ready to tweak them into colorful additions for her books. She and Corey, her husband of twenty years, live in Jacksonville, Florida, where they do their best not to melt in the sun. Find more information on her books at