A fast-paced novel with an underlying message of faith in God. The characters are believable and honest about their flawed and complex natures. The romance and suspense will hold readers’ attention, but the intricate relationships between family, friends and co-workers are the real draw. This sequel to A Deadly Wilderness can be read as a stand-alone.

Daniel Martinez’s foster son Benny is abducted at a wedding reception, and at the same time homicide detectives Deborah Smith and Alex Luna find a child’s skeleton on the groom’s property. In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, the law enforcement team is determined to find Benny and a vicious killer. With courage and faith as their shields, can the agents protect the innocent? (FIVE STAR, Sep., 362 pp., $25.95)
Reviewed by: 
Keitha Hart