Exodus (Clare Thibodeaux Series Book 1)
By Kate McGinn
Exodus is a 5-star page-turning suspense. Clare Thibodeaux doesn't let too many people get close to her. Four years earlier, she left everything behind trying to hide from a dangerous past. Those same demons have found her. Packing a duffel bag with a few belongings, she drives cross-country hoping to hide in the forests near Lake Superior. A handsome FBI agent and a former Navy Seal with a secret fight for her heart while keeping her safe.
Clare Thibodeaux works as a nurse in the ER of a busy Panama City hospital. She keeps to herself being careful not to let people get too close. She wasn't always this way, but four years ago, she lost everything important to her.
One hectic night, paramedics bring in the victim of a vicious attack. The ER staff stabilize the victim and send him to the OR hoping to save his life. She is heartbroken when she discovers he was a good friend of her brother's. The news is devastating to Clare bringing back memories of her tragic past which she'd thought she had put behind her. But the attack on her friend is just the start.
A series of violent events occur leaving Clare reeling from the shock. The only thing they have in common is Clare. She believes the demons from her past have reappeared. Fearing for her life, she packs a duffel bag of belongings leaving the new life she had forged for herself in Florida behind her. As a hurricane is anticipated to make landfall along the Gulf Coast, Clare joins the mass exodus of Floridians trying to get out of the path of the storm.
Clare’s storm is just beginning. With the help of her parents’ friends, she changes her name and goes into hiding. She meets Lee Songetay, a Native American FBI agent, who turns his charm on her. The intensity of her attraction for him frightens her. She is introduced to Wyatt Harris, another newcomer to Bayfield. The former Navy Seal is always watching her. Clare is certain he isn't telling the whole truth about his past.
While the two men try to keep her safe, they battle each other for her affection.