Outcast

Outcast Society bachelor and former army sniper Ben Benedict moves between two worlds from high society Washington to the mean city streets from tuxedos to Glocks His powerful Virginia family wants him out o
  • Title: Outcast
  • Author: Joan Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780778325741
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Outcast
    Society bachelor and former army sniper Ben Benedict moves between two worlds from high society Washington to the mean city streets, from tuxedos to Glocks His powerful Virginia family wants him out of harm s way, but Ben stays on the job, determined to make amends for a past that haunts him.Dr Anna Schuster is fighting demons of her own when she crosses paths with AgentSociety bachelor and former army sniper Ben Benedict moves between two worlds from high society Washington to the mean city streets, from tuxedos to Glocks His powerful Virginia family wants him out of harm s way, but Ben stays on the job, determined to make amends for a past that haunts him.Dr Anna Schuster is fighting demons of her own when she crosses paths with Agent Benedict The two become adversaries and lovers as they search for an Al Qaeda operative bent on revenge.Ben must fight against time and his own darkness to rescue millions of innocents and the woman he loves from a virulent bioweapon in the hands of a dangerous enemy.
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  • Joan Johnston

    Joan Johnston born Little Rock, Arkansas is a best selling American author of over forty contemporary and historical romance novels.Johnston was the third of seven children born to an Air Force sergeant and his music teacher wife She received a B.A in theatre arts from Jacksonville University in 1970, then earning an M.A in theatre from the University of Illinois, Urbana in 1971 She received a law degree with honors at the University of Texas at Austin in 1980 For the next five years, Johnston worked as an attorney, serving with the Hunton Williams firm in Richmond, Virginia, and with Squire, Sanders, Dempsey in Miami She has also worked as a newspaper editor and drama critic in San Antonio, Texas, and as a college professor at Southwest Texas Junior College, Barry University, and the University of Miami.Johnston is a member of the Authors Guild, Novelists, Inc Romance Writers of America, and Florida Romance Writers She has two children and one grandchild, and divides her time between two homes, in Colorado and Florida.Awards Paperbook Book Club of America s Book Rak Award twice Romantic Times Best Western Historical Series Award twice Romantic Times Best New Western Writer Romantic Times Best Historical Series Award twice The Maggie twice Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist for The Disobedient Bride

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  • Rating 4.5 5 I hadn t planned to buy this book because I knew it was the first book in a new series and that the author often tended to take a long time between books So I didn t want to get hooked into a series that I d have to keep waiting long periods to read of But I saw it at Wal Mart and hadn t found anything else interesting to buy and bought it And even though I know it ll likely be over a year until the next book, I still ended up enjoying this book a lot than I thought I would.Summar [...]


  • Ben Benedict is having a bad week He s been shot at, hospitalized, has some family problems, lost some people he cares about, the gangs he s watching don t trust him, and his shrink thinks he s about to have a meltdown Ben left the army six months ago and works for a division of Homeland Security Anna Schuler, his psychiatrist thinks he s got Post traumatic Stress Disorder She s trying to help him Anna and Ben tangle verbally and then together in the sheets Ben has a huge extended family, and it [...]


  • This was really intense book You find yourself liking the characters and your heart breaks for the hero as well Ben is an veteran, come home from Iraq and Afghanistan with baggage that he might not be able to deal with His flashbacks and horrible nightmares are getting to him when he watches a gang member kill a young friend and then shoots at him in an attempt to get him to stop running, he is mandated to see a therapist Anna is a therapist that works with policeman and fireman that have PTSD P [...]


  • Gritty, but fabulous This, the first story in the Benedict Brothers series, was a fantastic launch for this series Ben Benedict is tortured by nightmares .Society bachelor and former army sniper Ben Benedict moves between two worlds from high society Washington his family is than connected to the mean city streets where the gangs hang out His powerful Virginia family wants him out of harm s way, but Ben stays on the job determined to make amends for a past that haunts him.Dr Anna Schuster is fi [...]


  • Ben Benedict is trying to make is way in the world after leaving the military because of suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder He has joined a task force in Washington DC to fight the ever escalating drug problem Ironically enough, Ben finds himself back fighting terrorism when Al Qaeda operatives target Washington politicians as their next victims through a DC gang Ben has been working with As if that isn t enough, he finds himself attracted to the doctor treating him for PTSD.Outcast r [...]


  • I actually found the second book in this series first because it had a secret baby storyline Then I realized it was the second book and I can t start a series with book 2 So, I got this book Oh how I should have restrained myself.Hero and heroine meet when he takes an injured dog he found to a nearby vet Later they end up making out a bit but decide to stop before they get to the good stuff Soon after, hero a cop is sent for a job required psyche evaluation and guess who the Dr is Yep, heroine f [...]


  • I liked the guy a lot If of the book were better, I d give this stars just for him alone.The woman trained as a psychiatrist but actually doing counseling was pretty much a stereotype And why hadn t she spayed her cat The man and woman meet in the vet s office where the woman has just learned her cat is about to deliver kittens I liked the cat a Maine coon, like my cat.I liked the dog, too, that Ben ends up with But why would a family name their son Ben Benedict I think part of the problem wit [...]


  • I liked this a lot but it s really a 4.75 stars because after being action filled, the ending was somewhat anticimactic Also, I never felt comfortable with the view spoiler rationalization of the inappropriateness of a therapist having a sexual relationship with her patient hide spoiler However, I liked pretty much everything else loved that there was lots of emotion and angst Also liked the strangely functional dysfunctional family Ialso thought the idea of the villain causing so much harm and [...]


  • Wow, way too many characters in this book people you need to keep track of but who how aren t involved in the plot line Both MCs had their TSTL moments and don t get me started on the parents Thanks God she didn t have any family since he had way too much and they were mostly annoying I ve Read her Brides series and while they all have complicated families somehow it works better in the historical setting, and in those books the MC spends quite a bit of time mostly alone together In this book al [...]


  • Ben is keeping a secret that could lead to the destruction of his family and cost him his life PTSD, well hidden from all around him, is beginning to leak out and interfer with his life Annagreit Anna is the therapist connected to his work with ICE and able to pull him from the job he is needed on to help save the city of DC from and Al Queda dirty bomb She is also the woman who helps him search within himself for the troubling details of his PTSD and to be able to overcome it all and find love [...]


  • If you want to read a really good book with many twist and turns and definitely intense at times this is the book for you The story is centered around a vet named Ben Benendict that is recently home from war and is continuing to serve in the Homeland Security department Well, Ben is having a string of really bad days He has been shot at, hospitalized, family problems, lost someone he care about, working ops don t trust him, and the skrink Anna think he s about to have a PYSCH 911 Have fun, you w [...]


  • WOW The author was all over the place trying to jam pack too much into one book Too many plots, sub plots, sub sub plots I actually had to stop reading the book several times just to give my brain a rest When I finished the book I was left with an unfulfilled feeling as though the author invited me to a seven course meal put the portions were only bit size I ve read Ms Johnston s Bitter Creek series and enjoyed it immensely however, I don t have the desire to continue with the Benedict series Th [...]


  • Really liked this one There was just enough suspense in it to keep me intrigued and not freaked out The bioterrorism part of it is a little confusing to me but I liked that it got me thinking about something like that happening without being terrified it would I really liked how Anna and Ben learned to help each other learn from their pasts and move beyond the horrible things they had experienced I was rather confused with keeping track of all the siblings in the Benedict family.


  • This was the first time reading this author Perhaps I should have checked her out before reading The story itself was good but she ruined it with too many sex scenes They didn t add to the story line and in my opinion ruined the book The story line was Al Queida using street gangs and would have been good in the hands of Brad Thor but here it was just sex Too bad, I will never read another book by this author again.


  • Very intense book that keeps you hooked from the 1st page to the last It s about war, PTSD, gangs linked to Al Queda, a therapist who tries to help Ben with understanding and helping to overcome PTSD, along with Ben s high society family as they get caught up in the middle of the gang war Very good read that I highly recommend You won t put this book down until you find out how it ends.


  • This is a taut, well written thriller, the first in a series If the author s intention is to write about the other family members in following books, and if they are as exciting and tense as this one, there will be many books to come May they all be as enjoyable as Outcast


  • If you re going to set a book in a place that s as well known as Washington, DC, take the time to do a little research The geography in this book is atrocious I only finished it because I was already 3 4 through the book, and the deus ex machina ending had me throwing it across the room.




  • OutcastWas a very good book, interesting as usual for her books Would recommend to anyone to read Joan s books are always a way to get away and sink into them.





  • Liked the angstyness of the hero s PTSD All of that was well done What I didn t like was the speed of the relationship and the fact that she was his shrink and was sleeping with him.



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