Sunday, May 31, 2015

Drawing Fire - A Review

A Review

Janice Cantore has created another winner. With three crimes (at least) on her plate, including a cold (i.e. frozen) case, Homicide Detective Abby Hart is kept hopping across Long Beach, CA.

Life can be confusing. The Deputy Chief of Police is trying to micromanage her current cases which limit her ability to move forward as she seeks to solve the three homicides. Engaged to a missions pastor who is currently out of town, ministering overseas, she also finds that her most helpful colleague and witness, PI Luke Murphy, is generating serious doubts about her relationship.

Having been orphaned at the age of five and raised, for the most part, by her aunt in Oregon, she returned to her childhood home with a college athletic scholarship and, eventually, a job offer from the Long Beach Police Department, she is now driven with solving the murders that took her parents from her 27 years ago. Those murders and the three assigned to her as part of the job provide the framework for this interest holding tale of intrigue and mystery.

The author's own 22-year career in the Long Beach Police Department provide amble experience and understanding behind the scenes of an active police force. This, and the author's creativity, contribute value to the book. The reader is made aware of how faith can be found and lived out on the job. In addition, the reader is made aware of the humanness that is a part of every police officer’s life – on and off the job.

The book was a pleasure to read and provides a good foundation to future volumes from Ms. Cantore in the series. Enough open questions suggest hooks that will draw the reader to the next book as soon as it becomes available.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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