Defenders of Hope Series #3
by Amy N. WallaceGenre: Christian Fiction/Thriller
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books (April 14, 2009)
Description (Publisher Website)
A PAINFUL PAST
Hanna Kessler’s childhood secret has remained buried for over two decades. But when the dark shadows of her past threaten to destroy those she loves, Hanna must face the summer that changed her life and the man who still haunts her memories.
A RACIALLY-MOTIVATED KILLER
As a Crimes Against Children FBI Agent, Michael Parker knows what it means to get knocked down. Difficult cases and broken relationships have plagued his entire year. But when the system fails and a white supremacist is set free, Michael’s drive for retribution eclipses all else.
A LIFE-ALTERING CHOICE
A racist’s well-planned assault forces Hanna and Michael to decide between executing vengeance and pursuing justice. The dividing line between the two is the choice to heal. But when the attack turns personal, is justice enough?
Wow this book is exciting! The action never stops in this book. There are so many different stories going on at once though that at times it does get a bet confusing. If you have trouble reading a book where it jumps back and forth between characters and such, this might not be a good read for you. I love the law enforcement/FBI detail that Ms. Wallace puts into this story. All of the detail really makes the story believable. This is the third in the Defenders of Hope Series, and while the subject matter isn't the easiest to read (pedophilia and racial hate crimes), the author does a remarkable job in discussing it without going overboard on the gritty details. For anyone squeamish about those kinds of things, be prepared. Over all I'd recommend the book, but I think it's definitely for mature readers because of the content. There are discussion questions in the back of the book which would be nice for reading groups.
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