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What a page turner Redemption Key is a fast paced suspenseful story about a woman with a mysterious past who is hiding out in the Florida Keys Dani keeps to herself and does her job as server and all around handyman, housekeeper of the cabins and bar that she works at Every day she runs a long distance and swims far into the lake and jumps off a bridge and climbs up a rope to keep in major physical shape It s obvious she s wanting to be ready for whatever, or whoever comes As the story goes, there are surprises in store for Dani, and the reader will be shocked at who shows up and the events that unfold Does she trust her boss Or his friend who starts hanging around, the obvious agent I recommend you read to find out what happensit s a bumpy, amazing ride Thanks to Goodreads and the author for providing me with a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. I love her character driven stories and REDEMPTION KEY did not disappointThis is the fourth book I ve read by author Redling, after one sci fi offering DAMOCLES, one post apocalyptic FLOWERTOWN and the first book in the Dani Britton series THE WIDOW FILE Redling is quite an author I love her character driven stories and REDEMPTION KEY did not disappoint.Small in stature but big in heart and courage, Dani Britton is back again After recovering from her devastating injuries from THE WIDOW FILE, she wants to get far away from Washington D.C and government agencies and ends up at Jinky s Inlet Fishing Camp on Redemption Key, Florida She becomes a bartender handyman maid and does whatever needs to be done around the bar and camp But trouble seems to follow Dani and it s not long before she s in the middle of another mess.I like the quirky characters the author populates her stories with and in this case some of the ones from the last book are back in Dani s life Plus she s made new acquaintances at Jinky s.Great characters, convoluted twisty turny storyline, colorful descriptions of Redemption Key all are wrapped together in one very pleasurable reading experience Redling is quickly becoming an author who I will start buying without reading a book description She s that good and in all kinds of genres.NOTE I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. FREE ♱ Redemption Key (Dani Britton, #2) ⚕ Her Narrow Escape From Blue Eyed Assassin Tom Booker Has Made Former Data Analyst Dani Britton Question All Of Her Choices Like Trusting Good Guys Who Carry Badges On The Run And Haunted By The Government Sanctioned Massacre Of Her Coworkers, Dani Finally Settles In Remote Redemption Key, Florida, At A Bar Where Strong Drinks And Shady Deals Are The NormThe Bar Owner, A Local Operator With A Past Of His Own, Gives Dani A Job, No Questions Asked, And Soon Dani S Ability To Read The Sketchy Characters Doing Business At The Bar Proves Invaluable The Libations Flow, And The Key S Laid Back Vibe And Warm Waters Start Doing Their Therapeutic Work But As The Mercury Rises, A Twisted Deal Starts To Go Down Threatening To Take Dani With It Like Sharks Smelling Blood, Players On Both Sides Of The Law Circle For The Kill And When Charming Apex Predator Booker Joins The Frenzy, He May Turn Out To Be The Only One On Dani S Side Thoroughly enjoyed this fast paced and action packed thriller set in the sulty and lush Florida Keys Dani Britton is running from a past too horrific to contemplate Dani always believed that the good guys would always triumph but the past has taught her that the good guys can often be the bad guys it just depends which side of the fence you are standing on.The delivery for this riveting thriller is smooth and fast paced I really enjoyed the ambiguity of the characters Tom Booker makes for a wonderful sinister and convincing character I wasn t completely sure until the last page which side people were on and how events would play out I loved the setting and the atmosphere of this novel.My understanding is that this is the second book in the series There is enough information supplied to fill in the back story of key characters.Well worth the read A keeper. I am so glad I received this book from Goodreads in exchange for a review It was a wonderful thrill ride.As the temperatures ratchet up on Redemption Key, so does the tension Dani Britton is about as far off the grid as she can get, living on remote Redemption Key All she wants as to be left in peace She s tired of the government types who periodically check in on her She thinks she s found that peace at a little bar, where all she needs to do is sling drinks and clean the occasional toilet Oh yeah and help her boss on the occasional shady deal Dani is real good at reading people, and her boss uses her services every once in a while Dani re connects with Choo Choo, a co worker from her past, and about the only one who can understand what she is going through and what she is running from Well there is one other person assassin Tom Booker, who was there the night Dani s world went crazy.But now she is keeping a low profile, or so she thought Until Dani s boss Orin has asked her for some help with his latest dealings with the Wheeler brothers These guys are low level thugs, but this time they seem to be into something much bigger And much scarier Between the good guys , the bad guys, and, oh yeah, the assassin, who do you trust This book was fast paced with great characters and a believable plot I could almost feel the sand between my toes and the salt water on my skin, as I read S.G.Redling s latest book. An author worth followingA fast, startlingly good read This one grabbed my attention and held on tight, with complex characters and a plot whose ending defied guessing, a real plus for someone who is often disappointed by books that have surprise endings that can be surmised halfway through. Dani Britton has landed in Redemption Key after the events of The Widow File highly recommended to read before this book Broken, dumped, Dani is working on building herself back up Jinky s Bar is the haven for all the castouts.The Wheeler Brothers, Juan and Joaquin, two wild and crazy guys in completely not the Steve Martin way, have used the bar s proprietor, Mr Randolph, to arrange shady deals over the years, but this latest deal will set them up as the rulers of the land, second only to their boss, Mr Vicente And there s Bermingham, the ruthless man who has cut a wide swath of death and destruction between the Keys and Canada and points between But who is Caldwell The Widow File was very intense, relentless in pace The author has continued in that vein in Redemption Key, though different facets are lit here The characters are wonderful, and while I wouldn t want to know the Wheelers personally, I know them literarily, and that stinks I m not a bar kind of guy, but I feel as though I ve spent years at Jinky s And Dani is a superstar not because she s great but because she s fearless courageous and battles despite the odds She wants her life back that she knows will never be hers again.Loved the book Highly recommended. just found out i won this june 10 2014, thanks goodreads, cant wait to get itupdate july 21 2014, never got the book and cant contact the publisher to find out whygood reads got it for me aug 2014 just got book and started itshe was wounded by bullets and almost drowned her friend was shot as well, she thought by trying to save hershe disappeared to fl tho she knew the govt agency had tracking device on her car she ran and swam to get her body back in shapeshe hates people who work for the agencyshe flew to marthas vineyard to see her friend and he was cold to her, but accompanied her back to her job at the bar in fl where she lived in a all came together with what she thought was a drug or arms deal , but it was really child selling she put the screwdriver thru who she thought was a bad guy, turned out to be agent working under cover for 2 yrs to crack the ring they got the kids out in the end pretty violent ending tho and she never got the yellow blanket the killer crocheted for her Very good book.I would of read this in a single night if other things never got in the way work,sleep,eating damn you It was well written once again and had me fully entwined in the story.I m interested to see if there s a third book, or ratherlike need a third book.I need it,I need to know I need to know about Dani and Booker Please Anyway, I would highly recommend.A lot of suspense that keeps you reading to the very end. When S.G Redling wrote The Widow File,offered it in advance of publication through their Kindle First program The blurb sounded good, far better than the other three offered, in fact, so I chose it, paying well under the price at which it would soon be offered.That book was absolutely riveting I was totally taken in by both the plot and the characterizations of Dani Britton, Choo Choo Charbaneaux and Tom Booker I put a five star review out on all my retail venues and on my blog I have even referred to Redling s excellent characterization of the hired assassin, Tom Booker, in other reviews, using it as a comparison to the villain in the book that was being reviewed.When I received notice that Redling was publishing a sequel to The Widow File, I put it on my to purchase list and did so the very day it was first offered And I gladly paid full price for it In the middle of another book at the time, I quickly finished it and jumped immediately to Redemption Key Not often do I push a newly offered book to the top of my TBR list, but the chance to readabout Britton and Booker was just too intriguing and enticing.And I was not disappointed not even close It was all I could do to close the iPad long enough to handle the required chores and appointments of my daily life In less than 24 hours it was done and what a ride it was First off, even though Redling does a good job of summarizing Dani s backstory and some of the major events from The Widow File, there is no way I d consider Redemption Key as a standalone novel No matter how good Redling s synopsis is, there is no true way to understand just how Dani and Choo Choo suffered at the hands of Tom Booker without reading that first book A synopsis simply cannot explain why Dani, Choo Choo and Tom think the things they think and do the things they do now And the details of the emotions and events of the first book are paramount to understanding the oft used phrase in this book of I want and I hate The storyline of this book plays out over a little less than 72 hours We find Dani Britton in a Florida Keys back island fish camp, tending bar, cleaning cabins, killing rats and rebuilding her shattered body Six months earlier, the CIA had literally dumped her on a sidewalk after releasing her from a 3 month stay in a medical interrogation facility She fled to the farthest point she could get from Washington, D.C., and still be warm Key West, Florida.She had hoped to hide among the thousands of tourists that swarm that Key on a daily basis But the groping hands of the drunken visitors in the bar where she worked, and the all too frequent appearance of Agency teams sent to check up on her, got to be too much So, again, she fled On her way up the only road out of the Keys, she accidentally found Redemption Key and Jinky s Fish Camp And there she found a job and a safe haven amongst a motley crew of other misfits.Day by day, she has worked her job and then jogged, swam and rope climbed to rebuild her strength in her shot up leg and her ripped up shoulder Finally, feeling strong physically and better mentally, she fears her whole new world will crash around her when she spots a plainclothes federal agent talking to her boss.For almost two decades, Jinky s Fish Camp has served as a place where various underworld groups would gather to make and conclude deals Oren Robinson, Jinky s owner, is simply the meeting facilitator He provides the meeting room, the drinks and the introductions of one group to the other He also establishes and maintains civil order between the parties Oren, himself, is not dirty he s not a player, just an innkeeper with good connections and an ear to the ground And Dani s skills as a data analyst, her petite physical size and her ability to hide in plain sight during meetings make her an excellent asset to Oren s need to maintain order and remain alive.And then, with the snap of a closing cell phone, it all begins to fall apart A scheduled deal between the Wheelers, a local duo of brothers who smuggle anything that makes money, and a Canadian mobster by the name of Bermingham is postponed by the Wheelers minutes before the exchange is to be finalized Bermingham is reputed to be a vicious predator, the cargo to be exchanged is heat sensitive on a day that is already in the 100 s, and tempers are flaring Oren knows, from experience, that death is on the way.But in the midst of her fears of the federal agent and the as yet unseen Bermingham, Dani finally locates Choo Choo in Martha s Vineyard With the help of a local pilot smuggler, she quickly retrieves Choo Choo, convincing him to return with her to Redemption Key Physically damaged by the horrible scars on his chest from the gunshot wound and the surgeries he received, Choo Choo is also emotionally damaged also While incarcerated in the same medical interrogation facility as Dani, the CIA had addicted him to an exotic cocktail of drugs Then they threw him into a men s room at Penn Station, writhing from withdrawal, just so his wealthy and politically connected family would think him nothan a junkie and stop investigating his earlier disappearance And it is here, during the telling of his story to Dani, that she and the reader come to hear and understand the meaning of the words that will guide their actions to the end of the 72 hours I want and I hate.And at the same time that the action is being kicked off in Redemption Key, Tom Booker discovers Dani s whereabouts While in the same facility with Dani and Choo Choo, the CIA had convinced Tom to forego his free lance status and become an employee of the Agency They fixed his face and his vertebrae and even taught him how to crochet so that the fine motor skills of his gun hand and his knife hand would return.And this repair job becomes the second catalyst to the execution of the storyline While Redling does not use these exact words, you get the impression that, because Dani and Choo Choo were of no lasting use to the CIA, their surgeons sewed them back up with the equivalent of fishing line and a darning needle Their scars are vicious and visible, intended as both punishment for their lack of cooperation and reminders of what they have to lose if they ever break their silence.However, Tom has no scars the CIA used plastic surgery and advanced techniques on him so that he would be just as handsome as ever and, thus, of practical use to them in the future These scars, or the lack thereof, are constantly woven into the storyline They are, by no means, the equivalent of a sight gag but are a literary device that Redling weaves throughout the entire story right to the very last page They cement together the decisions made and the actions taken by every character in the book, not just Dani, Choo Choo and Booker.Now, the third catalyst is in place Dani, Choo Choo and Booker are all in the same place at the same time again And the deal between the Wheelers and Bermingham has gone so far south that nothing is going to stop that train wreck And neither the Wheelers nor Bermingham know just who or what Booker is.This is one wild ride of a thriller It is visual, it is detailed, it is realistic, it is emotional and it is incredibly well written And six pages from the end, you will be clinching your fists and screaming out loud, No Booker, no In The Widow File, Redling wrapped up the storyline successfully, and, even though there are alwaystales to tell,consequences to explore, as a reader, I felt that it was over But Redemption Key is not the same Redling does not really end this tale she just stops at a convenient place There is no cliffhanger, not by any means, but she does end it with a couple of hooks dangling in the waters of Jinky s Fish Camp.