Thursday, October 31, 2013

*Stolen Legacy*

Stolen Legacy

 Stolen Legacy begins with Agent Eva Montanna finding a mystery where she least expects it: When she's surrounded by beloved family on a much needed vacation.

She never would have imagined that her trip to Grandpa Marty's old farm in Michigan would involve a stalker who is determined to scare and intimidate her Grandpa.

As Eva attempts to piece together Marty's patchy memories and connect them with his World-War Two era journals, she uncovers a picture of his life that she had never fully seen before.
Grandpa's descriptions of his life in the war-torn Netherlands as a young man involve secrets and intrigue, self sacrifice and courage, lost love and hidden treasures.

And now, many years later, someone wants to get to him, and Eva has to stop them.
This professional, intelligent, collected Agent is protecting something that is intensely personal: her family.

This mystery picks up intensity with each threat made against Eva's family, as she focuses completely on solving this mystery.
You are right there with her as she uses all her skills in the struggle to catch the perpetrator,
and you feel her carefully controlled emotions.

Trust me, the ending is startling.... and wonderful... and I never saw it coming.
If it's any comfort, Eva didn't either! :-)
I think I see the need for another volume about her family's further adventures.

As an added bonus, a family can read these books aloud with kids as young as 10 or 12.
The Munson's books are suspenseful stories with examples of realistic and godly men and women that children need to be trained to admire, such as Eva and her husband Scott and her partner Griff.
With each book, you learn about history, culture, government, and the lives and work of different people who are in all levels of law enforcement.
I know that as a young child, I would have enjoyed hearing this story as a homeschool read aloud!

Thank you Diane and David for my copy of Stolen Legacy! 

David and Diane worked together as Christian mediators in their own firm and helped many people seek forgiveness and restoration in their relationships by applying Scripture to their lives. They have seen that justice and forgiveness are possible, no matter the circumstances. Based on the success of their first suspense novel, they placed their mediation service on hold to pursue their writing career. As they travel to research and cloister to write, they thank the Lord for the blessings of faith and family. A verse they hold dear is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Diane Munson, an attorney of more than twenty-five years, developed a love for writing when she was a young child and experienced a major twist of genres. She transitioned from writing briefs for judges to writing inspiring fiction for readers. She served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Department of Justice, where she argued cases before juries and judges. Prior to being a federal prosecutor, she was appointed by Attorney General Edwin Meese III as an official in the U.S. Department of Justice. Diane enjoyed working with Congress and the White House on policy issues. More recently, she has flown solo in a law practice specializing in mediation, family law, and representing children and parents in neglect and abuse cases. As a lawyer, she has written book reviews and articles for the Christian Legal Society of which she is a former National Board member. She is also a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers.

David Munson had a dangerous career for twenty-seven years as a Special Agent first with the Naval Investigative Service (now NCIS), and concluding with the Drug Enforcement Administration. As an undercover agent, he infiltrated international drug smuggling organizations, helping fly plane loads of drugs to the U.S. from foreign countries and then feigning surprise when they were arrested. In one case, David arrested four associates of former Panamanian President Manuel Noriega, who then testified against the dictator. David spent two years on Capital Hill. He served as a Congressional Fellow for the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations where he investigated the government’s efforts to co-opt foreign spies and other classified military operations.

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