American missionary Gracie Benson is disheartened to leave Russia after two years of fruitless work. Her visa is expiring and she must return to the U.S. and confess her failure to lead anyone to the Lord. But before leaving, Gracie goes to the home of her missionary mentors and discovers them murdered.

Because he spent time training in America, Russian agent Vicktor Shubnikov is sent to question Gracie, who is horrified at what she observed. After more murders, Vicktor and Gracie are forced to work together to uncover the identity of the killer.

Warren's latest thriller is a nail-biting, fast-paced chase through the wilds of Russia. A deft combination of action and romance provides superb balance. The main characters' discovery of God's guidance adds a realistically human tone to the story. Spectacular descriptions place the reader in the center of the intriguing setting. (Sep., 304 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcels