Note: The series was originally launched in 2002 with a traditional publisher. In 2021, the rights reverted back to Buchman and he began re-releasing them after revisions, edits, proofs, new covers, etc.
Captain Emily Beale made it as the first woman of the Army’s secret helicopter regiment, the Night Stalkers. But a run-in with CNN puts her career on the line and ships her stateside—to the White House.
Major Mark Henderson may be her commander but he’s also smitten by his very best pilot. Disguised as a jetsetter playboy, he plunges into the fray.
But nothing is what it looks like at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The President, First Lady, FBI Director, and even the head of the Secret Service all have hidden agendas. Emily can’t deny her attraction to Mark, but first they both must survive.
Point of view:
3rd person. Mostly from Mark & Emily’s perspectives, but a few from other characters as well.
12/1/2021 – review of updated version
I think this is my 3rd or 4th time through and I still love this book. Buchman writes with a lot of technical details and military jargon, explaining a few times, but not extensively. His military romance is also almost equal, if not more, military/suspense/action/thriller than romance – again something I really enjoy. He writes strong & intelligent female characters. Somehow alpha males without being assholes/jerks (or at least not outside of a momentary blunder).
Major Mark Henderson & Captain Emily Beale set the stage well and the bar high for the series. It’s fun to get to know them individually and as a couple. I like that Mark honors her abilities and acknowledges what she’s had to go through to get there. His respect for her as a pilot warring with – contributing to his attraction to her as a woman. They find themselves embroiled in uncovering a mystery at the highest of levels.
Faced paced & intriguing read.
Now that I’ve dived in again, I can’t wait to re-read Archie & Kee’s story in I Own the Dawn.
As a side note… Having read the series before it’s interesting to see the plotting he does with certain events and characters that will show up many books (and even in another series) later.
About the author:
Bestselling author M.L. Buchman started the first of over 70 novels and 100 short stories (along with an ever-growing pile of audiobooks narrated by the author) while flying from South Korea to ride across the Australian Outback. All part of an around-the-world bicycle trip (a mid-life crisis on wheels) that ultimately launched his writing career. His true loves are military romantic suspense and political technothrillers; with contemporary romance, fantasy, and SF all vying for third place.
M. L. has designed and built houses, flown and jumped out of airplanes, and consulted to the Fortune 100. He is constantly amazed at what can be done with a degree in geophysics.
You can connect with M.L. Buchman here:
My Favorite Quotes
With a smile he’d do best to keep to himself, Mark Henderson decided it was worth all the risk for a kiss like that one. – The Night is Mine by @mlbuchman #NightStalkers #RomanticSuspense #Pilots #ThrillerTweet
She’d received her slender build and her height from her mother. From her father, the brilliant blue eyes that dragged men in and the raw determination that scared them all away. – The Night is Mine by @mlbuchman #NightStalkers #RomanticSuspense #Pilots #ThrillerTweet
She flew the missions no one considered survivable. She reached enemy cells that no one had ever sighted before and she dropped her hammer on their heads—hard. – The Night is Mine by @mlbuchman #NightStalkers #RomanticSuspense #Pilots #ThrillerTweet