The Consequential Element by Dee Ann Waite
Dee Ann Waite
What I also liked about the book was that it had great characters and an amazing storyline that was filled with drama and suspense.
When Danni Montgomery – a survivor of a rebel raid on an African village fifteen years earlier – had been rescued from the grips of Obasanji, the rebel leader of that army, she’d thought she’d lost her soul forever. Now, a new fear lurks within the confines of her world. Danni receives a cryptic letter written by her uncle Roland, her only living relative, who has mysteriously disappeared somewhere deep within the African Congo.
The letter speaks of a fantastic discovery, one that will change the fate of the troubled United States from China’s imminent attack. A rare earth element known as Promethium, the missing element needed for the completion of Viper 6, an unprecedented stealth missile that will shift the position of world leader back to the United States.
Now, Danni is leading a team of mercenaries of her own, led by the charming and all-too-perfect Kayden Moreau, on a journey into the harsh, remote corners of the Congo. A journey where Danni makes a phenomenal discovery of her own.
While searching for her uncle and his remarkable find, Danni comes face to face with the demon of her nightmares, and learns he is the only one who can help find her uncle and save her country. Consumed by hatred, Danni must make a choice: in order to secure the safety of her uncle and the fate of the United States, she must decide if she will forgive the man who murdered her mother and changed her life forever, or will her desire for revenge prove stronger than she can bear…
About Dee Ann Waite:
Dee Ann Waite was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, and grew up in a small town named Somerset; a town she relates to Stephen King’s Derry, Maine. A town where the people are pleasant, the landscape well maintained, and dark secrets are kept. She currently resides along the central east coast of Florida.
Dee Ann’w debut novel was THE CONSEQUENTIAL ELEMENT, and her second novel was MISTS OF BAYOU RHYNE. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandchildren, horseback riding, and nature. She owns a pet photography business and branches out her love for photography by visiting the Everglades and swamps in search of alligators and exotic birds. When at home, she cherishes a chilled glass of wine while sitting in her garden with her dog Dodger.
Review by J. W. Anderson:
Dee Ann Waite’s The Consequential Element was a tour de force. I was hooked from the first page. I enjoyed reading the book mostly because the characters were so well-developed and enjoyable to read that I felt like I knew them.
What I also liked about the book was that it not only had great characters, but an amazing storyline that was filled with drama and suspense. I found it to be hard to put down once I picked it up.
I highly recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a great read! Five Stars!!!
Review by Michael:
I do love the story through and through! The characters are authentic and strong. Many aspects of the story resemble bits and pieces of what we hear everyday in the news. China and the CIA’s worldwide activities as well as the historically common use of mercenaries or today’s PMC’s in Africa.
The author brought me into different worlds where I FELT something and moved me to want to help. Yes I was rooting for the good guys but even felt for the bad ones. A hint of romance, dare I say, was in there too! In the end it’s all GOOD! It’s a book that’s gonna stay on my mind for a long long time!
Review by Donald Worthen:
I loved reading The Consequential Element. The fast paced intrigue and action held my attention and once I began to read the book I found it difficult to put down. I felt the characters and plot were well formed and well written.
The setting of the story, the Dominican Republic of the Congo and Botswana, the view into the Congolese Rebels’ Army of Children, and the creepy crawlies of the jungle, for me, heighten the intrigue.. It is well written, well researched and well worth the read.