Griffin Force Series

Book One
The Captive

RONE Award Finalist for Best Suspense




Former Navy SEAL Jake Williams is the newly appointed head of a task force assigned to rescue a kidnapped American diplomat. Their only hope is Mya Amari, the daughter of a notorious Algerian hostage negotiator, but she is full of secrets and complications–something Jake takes as a personal challenge.  As they grow closer, the threat to the mission escalates and time runs out for the hostages.  Can Jake unravel the web of deception to save them all without getting caught in the crossfire?

Mya Amari has been in hiding nearly her entire life to escape her father’s enemies. But when her sister is kidnapped along with an American diplomat, she’ll do anything to bring her home–including walking into the enemy’s lair.  She doesn’t trust anyone, especially the too-handsome-for-his-own-good Commander Williams, but when all her careful plans explode out of control, he’s the only one she can turn to with the truth about her family. Is it too little, too late? 

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InD'Tale Magazine Review:  "This story opens with a suspenseful, captivating edge that lasts throughout the whole book, leaving the reader eagerly turning page after page . . . Author Julie Coulter Bellon's prose is tight and engaging, and she has created a strong plot--well-paced with organic conflict both external and internal. It is a fun and interesting story that will leave the reader eagerly awaiting the next book." You can read the entire review here

Meridian Magazine Review: ""This is a story that reads like today's headlines . . . The plot is strong and dynamic. Readers won't want to set this one down." You can read the entire review here