Task Force 125 Books
The Path to Freedom: Book 1
In the war on terror…sometimes the best weapon is a woman…
Sarah Stevens is a washed-up military cop whose life is a shambles until she is offered a position as a paramilitary agent with the CIA’s Special Activities Division.
The thirty-year-old, overweight, down-on-her-luck Stevens goes to a secret training camp where she is transformed into a sexy and deadly agent whose mission is to stop, by any means possible, the financiers of terrorism against the United States and its allies.
Sarah soon discovers that this is an exciting new life loaded with adventure, danger and undeniable temptations…
5 Star Review:
“I have to say THE PATH TO FREEDOM is one genuinely impressive read.
I loved Sarah’s gung ho attitude and her determination to reinvent herself and there’s no doubt in my mind that she’s wholly successful in achieving that goal. Vince has issues of his own – both personally and professionally – and Sarah’s ability to stand up to him is a huge turn on for him. One of the things I especially enjoyed about this story was the closeness of the members of Task Force 125. There’s a genuine caring and `openness’ that’s extended to Sarah and really says a lot about this group. Lisa Pietsch infuses this story with humor, lots of action, friendship, romance and suspense so that you’re pulled into these characters lives and don’t want to let them go. Fortunately Ms. Pietsch is working on more stories for both Sarah and her fellow `fat camp’ roomy’ Tracey Ballentine so I’ll be anxious to revisit them both and find out just where their adventures have taken them.”
Chrissy Dionne (courtesy of Romance Junkies)
A Taste of Liberty: Book 2
Sarah Stevens finally has a life.
Instead of the same old life with no man around who is worth the energy, now she has three! One she loves but cannot have, one she can have but cannot love, and another who wants her and doesn’t care if she loves him. What’s a girl to do?
5 Star Review: (Spoilers removed)
I was afraid this book wasn’t going to be as action packed as the first, but I was mistaken! This one is just as great as the first! The steamy chemistry between Sarah and Vince holds true! You even get the fun quirkyness of the other team members! As I was reading this book I could picture everything that was going on and I loved it! This is a great book to read!
Bethany Frost, Amazon Reader
Freedom’s Promise: Book 3
When a CIA operative is captured nobody is ever sent to save him. Seasoned paramilitary operative Vince Hennessee knew the risks but the only way he could move on with the life he had planned with Sarah Stevens was to put down Nikolai Federov once and for all. What he didn’t expect was that Nikolai would find him first. Now it is up to Sarah and the rest of the American Swift team from Task Force 125 to find Nikolai and put together an armed strike force that can take out the Russian and rescue Vince before it is too late.
5 Star Review:
“Action-packed with admirable characters, plausible villains, real suspense.
I’m eager to read another.“
Douglas Winslow Cooper
5 Star Review:
“Pietsch delivers another great installment in the Task Force 125 series. The characters pick-up right where they left off from the previous installment. The action, drama and adventure hold your attention from the first page to the climatic last page. I never put it down from start to finish!“
Michael R. Slezak
Stealing Liberties: Book 4
With hefty bounties on Vince, Sarah and Will’s heads the team has to be creative in finding a way to do their job as well as stay one step ahead of the powerful man who wants them all dead. The way they choose is creative but it is also deceptive, inconvenient and very dangerous. A new guy who isn’t at all what he seems must be brought into the fold. What happens when people start Stealing Liberties is likely to turn everyone’s life upside down.
But that may not be such a bad thing after all.
5 Star Review:
“The entire Task Force 125 series is a true example of not judging a book until you have read it. I think that some readers pass by many romance suspense books on a whim without giving the books/authors a chance that they deserve. Give this series a chance and it will not disappoint you.
Stealing Liberties finds Sarah and Vince in very different places. After a previous three books, they’ve finally gotten to the beginning of ‘happily ever after’. Now they have to decide what they want out of the moment and life. The team changes too with the addition of a new member Jay, who is a wonderful fit to the team.
Many fans of this series I believe should have patience with the first part of the book as Sarah and Vince work out some issues. This really is something that as a reader just trust that the author is doing the right thing for the characters and the plot. By the end of the book I was pleasantly surprised, I really could not have envisioned a better ending for Sarah or Vince.
Pietsch writing as well seems more vibrant in this book as Sarah as a character really is more sure of herself, abilities, and her teammates. Reading back through the book a second time, I could tell more and more small details about the characters which added to the overall book.“
Kissing the Frogman: Book 5
Jennifer Santiago can spot a special forces adrenaline junkie from miles away and knows the score. They’re great for a hook-up but lousy in the long-term relationship department. Lucky for her she was on the rebound and one of those junkies just walked into the casino.
Brian Allen had seen combat all around the world as a Navy SEAL and a paramilitary operations officer in the CIA’s Special Activities Division. When his team is given a cushy assignment as backup in Morocco, he quells the itch for action by taking a night to relax with a beautiful distraction. When she proved even more distracting, he was happy to take the Director’s call – until he realized his big distraction was the Director’s daughter.
5 Star Review:
“It’s been a very long time since we got the last installation in the Task Force 125 series but it was definitely worth the wait. Kissing the Frogman is much more an action book than a romance which isn’t really new for this series. It was always more bang, bang than kiss, kiss with Sara and the crew and you won’t find any hot sex scenes in this story.
What you will find is non stop action that looks at some grown up themes. This is a much more mature Brian than we’ve seen before. He still appreciates a hot woman and he still loves making things go boom, but he’s having problems dealing with some of the things he’s done and the people he’s lost. Think the Daniel Craig Bond, more than the Roger Moore one.
When he meets Jennifer, the girl who owns the yacht in the next slip, he quickly realizes that this isn’t a girl who’s going to instantly fall into his bed and she decides she’s worth a little extra effort but little does he suspect who she really is or how much it’s going to take to get this girl.
Lisa Pietsch writes great para-military action stories. She has a talent for weaving a good story and she knows her subject matter. She’s done her research into arms and armament. The roller coaster ride adventure that is Kissing the Frogman includes a lot of combat, both hand to hand and with weapons and they are painted so clearly that there was never a moment when that little voice in my head said “wait a minute, I don’t think it works that way.”
Kissing the Frogman is a welcome addition to the Task Force 125 family and I sincerely hope that the next one won’t be far behind.”
Ballantine’s Day: Book 6 (Coming Soon)
When his entire team is wiped out in an attack on their safe house, Karl must not only clear his name with the CIA and find the real culprits, but he has to do it with a shiny new blonde bombshell agent who is completely wrong for the sort of fieldwork necessary.
Tracy Ballantine was used to being underestimated by men who couldn’t see past her blonde hair and blue eyes, but there was something so wrong about Karl that she knew she’d probably have to kill him in his sleep.
Can two wrongs make it right?