Saturday, March 15, 2014

Search and Rescue 102: Being Reckless Destroys Lives

Visible Threat

Janice Cantore

Officer Brinna Caruso wants perfection—perfect justice and a perfect world. She wants to save and protect all the innocents in the world, no matter the cost.

Orphaned and struggling to get by, Ivana and her sister left Bulgaria for America with dreams of a better life. But since they arrived in Long Beach, everything they were promised has turned out to be a lie.

After a dead girl is found in the river with a mysterious tattoo on her hip, homicide detective Jack O’Reilly asks for Brinna’s help. Unaware of the depths of evil that will be uncovered, Brinna finds herself flung into a dangerous frontier—an organized human trafficking ring.

     So when watching your favorite tv show you get those one episode at a time kind of episodes and you get those deep dark who series plot lines kind of episodes. The first book in the series was a good pilot book, it wasn't particularly dark and while it implied creepy stuff happened it never got quite as explicit as this one does. This is the deep dark episode in the series. Still good, but you have to really be committed to like it. 
     I liked it. I actually skimmed over some parts because I couldn't stand reading about human trafficking, the author did a couple chapters from the point of view of the young woman who was the victim, and while really well done it was absolutely horrible to read. The idea that there are girls out there in that situation sickens me. There is nothing actually explicit in this book, but it is a lot more prevalent than the previous one. 

     On the flip side, it really was well written and read like a tv show. I enjoyed watching Brinna grow in God throughout the book. It really cemented the fact that it is a Christian novel. I thought it incredibly realistic in the journey towards God. I would say that it is of utmost importance to read the first book before the second because so much happens that relies on you having read the first. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

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