I didn't get a chance to buckle my seatbelt. So not fair.
Lynette Eason writes the way machine guns shoot . . . incredibly fast, and in a way that overloads your senses. But that's a good thing, when you are writing a story.
With incredible ease, the reader is introduced to the characters, and forms an immediate bond with them. At the same time, Eason ratchets up the tension to the point where you aren't putting this book down until the final page.
You've been warned. Now, please open your book, CALLED TO PROTECT, to the prologue. But first . . . buckle up!
Chloe St. John has BLUE running through her veins. The daughter of the Chief of Police, she has two brothers, a sister, and a brother-in-law all dedicated to fighting crime. You might say it's a family affair. And one at which they all excel.
Chloe's partner, Hank, has two left feet. He also has two right feet. They are kind of a prerequisite for Dutch Shepherds. And Hank excels in his job, as well. While trained mainly for sniffing out narcotics, Hank's nose is versatile. If he can smell it . . . he can track it. A neat trick, that.
Chloe's recovering from a broken relationship, and the crime she's currently investigating is guaranteed to take her mind off of her personal issues. It seems that a certain judge has a vendetta against human trafficking, and the criminals just want him to back off. To the point where two innocent teenage girls have been kidnapped in an effort to get the judge eliminated by one of his own bodyguards.
U.S. Marshall Blake MacCallum's daughter has been kidnapped, and the ransom note has been delivered: one dead judge, or else. The
daughter is a Type 1 diabetic, so her health issues further exacerbate the situation. Marshall
As the task force closes in on the human trafficking ring, Chloe and Blake are drawn closer and closer together. Is it just business, or could things actually be getting personal?
Touching on one of the most polarizing issues of this century - human trafficking - Lynette Eason exposes the crime in sufficient detail while still maintaining the dignity of its victims, conveying concern and compassion in equal measures.
CALLED TO PROTECT is the second book in the BLUE JUSTICE series by Lynette Eason.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
5 stars for riveting action and memorable characters
CALLED TO PROTECT
ISBN 9780800727031 (E-Book)
Criminal Investigation / Christian suspense