Every pastor knows how crucial it is to keep his distance from pretty damsels in distress. Ron Hamilton definitely knows that. But a successful ministry as pastor of a large church and his radio show and book deals may have taken a higher priority in Ron's life than God. Has he slipped from his place of honor, or is it all a terrible mistake?

Even with her world deteriorating, Ron's wife, Dallas, has to get up each morning, face the media frenzy and decide whether to stand by her husband. A wayward son in desperate need of help and a destructive past only make her more determined to trust God.

No author can write a superlative suspense story every time -- unless that author is Bell. A near-perfect plot stratagem will keep readers racing to the end, only to learn that Bell has one more twist up his sleeve. Convincing adrenaline-producing scenes, jargon and characters only enhance the absorbing premise. (Apr., 320 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston