Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Betrayal

“The Betrayal” by Jerry B. Jenkins is the second book about the Chicago Police Department Precinct 11. In the first book, “The Brotherhood”, we met Detective Boone Drake. Boone helped pull off a massive sting and brought down the heads of the biggest street gangs in Chicago. While moving their key witness, Boone was shot. Now in “The Betrayal” Boone learns there is a rat within the Chicago Police Department. When his girlfriend Haeley is arrested, Boone starts investigating to see who is framing her and who is really behind the leak. As Boone and Jack Keller, his boss and good friend, start getting closer to the truth, Boone’s life becomes in great danger. Not only does he have the real conspirator after him but also the gang members that are still on the streets. They are also after Pascual Candelario, the key witness. Boone and Keller know Candelario and his family are at risk because the conspirator knows where they are being kept. Will Boone be able to keep Candelario safe and keep Haeley out of prison?

“The Betrayal” is an amazing follow up to “The Brotherhood”. We not only have the suspense of who actually did it and why they are framing Haeley, but we also see that no matter how bad it gets for Boone and Haeley they rely on God to see them through. I highly recommend both of these books and can’t wait for the next one. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Tyndale House Publishers.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Falls Like Lightning

In “Falls Like Lightning” by Shawn Grady we meet smokejumper Silas Kent. Silas grew up without any family and then he met pilot Elle Westmore. When summer came to an end, Silas left without any explanation. Elle moves on and gets married and has a little girl. Now six years later Silas and Elle meet again and Silas realizes he has never really gotten over her. Silas gets called to lead a crew to battle against a massive fire in the Sierra Nevadas and Elle is the pilot that is taking the crew to the fire, but things are not what they seem. The new crew has another agenda in mind. They have discovered gold and will do anything to get it, even if it means killing their team members. When an engine is sabotaged the crew has to parachute early and Elle has to crash the plane. Silas finds out what the crews plan is and barely escapes when they try to kill him. He finally gets away and tries to find his way to Elle, but will it be too late? This book is a page turner from the beginning. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Bethany House.