My whole family gets excited about a new Janice Cantore release. We we so happy to open the package from Tyndale and find Visible Threat inside!
Chapter one, all nine pages of it, drop us right into Brinna's life. This savvy cop who never gives up on an abducted child and who never gives in when pursuing a perpetrator is in the middle of one of those pursuits. A previous offender on parole has lured away a fourteen year old girl over the internet, then kidnapped her at their meeting place in the park.
If you've never met Officer Brinna Caruso before, you'll know exactly what drives her by the end of these first pages. Saving kids, at any cost to herself, and even if it means disregarding and out-of-touch Lieutenant Harvey. That is her mission. When a child's future is on the line, nothing else matters.
If you met Brinna already in Critical Pursuit, you probably have a few pressing questions. Where is she at with God? How is her relationship with family? And what about her and Jack O'Reilly?
Well, no spoilers here, let me just assure you that it's all good.
Brinna's awareness of God is helping her see new dimensions in her world, and it's challenging her to spread her wings of faith.
You will be delighted to see her and her mom growing closer (her mom plays a critical part in this story!) Mother and daughter are finding ways to merge their lives and depend on each other.
And for her and Jack, they were on their way to a lasting friendship at the end of book one, and I'm really happy for the two of them at the end of book two!
Plus, you'll be glad to have Brinna's spunky friend Maggie back. This girl is a hoot. Constantly sizing up every single man she meets, usually trying to fix up her friends, Maggie has a heart of gold and is as loyal as can be.Maggie's character is developed more in this book, which was great. Brinna needs a friend like her.
Janice Cantore has hit it out of the park with this book. This can be a stand-alone, but it's even better when paired with Critical Pursuit, the first book about Brinna. It's a sure bet for mystery and police-procedural with strong human stories woven in.
The cops she writes about are not "Robocops." They do their best and they make mistakes and they struggle with their families and their work. They worry that they haven't done enough, they blame themselves when they shouldn't, and they support each other as partners and fellow officers.
The victims in the crime, in this case human trafficking, are also presented as people.
Thank you Tyndale for my review copy!
A former Long Beach, California, police officer of twenty-two years, Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, administration, juvenile investigations, and training. She’s always enjoyed writing and published two short articles on faith at work for Cop and Christ and Today’s Christian Woman before tackling novels. A few years ago, she retired to a house in the mountains of Southern California, where she lives with three Labrador retrievers, Jake, Maggie, and Abbie. Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Accused is the first book in the Pacific Coast Justice series, featuring Carly Edwards. Janice also authored the Brinna’s Heart series, which includes The Kevlar Heart and A Heart of Justice. Visit Janice’s website at www.janicecantore.com and connect with her on Facebook.