Avenged, the third book, and I hope not the last, in the “Pacific Coast Justice Series” by former cop Janice Cantore. This procedural police story, fits well with the previous two books in the series as they follow the career and relationships of Carly Edwards.
As companions of a man previously arrested for the murder of another member of the La Playas police force seek to undermine his prosecution and to destroy the reputations and the lives of those who made the arrest, Carly Edwards is also reaching out to those who have come into the criminal justice system and, yet, are ready to become active members of the La Playas community. Being involved in both these events will threaten the life, the life of her family, and the life of her friends.
It was a book that I did not want to put down and when I did, I could not wait to get back into the story the next day.
Along with the major plot described above, Carly is also faced with a major career decision when she is invited to be part of a major federal task force under the umbrella of Homeland Security. Her response to the request could easily lead to additional stories in the series. I am afraid that it will not, but I am hopeful.
The book has additional value when one looks at the list of discussion questions provided at the end of the book. The questions are useful for individual or group use as one reflects on the lives and events described by the author. The question allow the reader to grasp some of the spiritual truths that the story reflects in the course of its telling.
This review is based on a free electronic copy of this book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.