Saturday, March 1, 2014

Critical Pursuit by Janice Cantore

Critical Pursuit (Critical Pursuit, #1)Book Description:
Officer Brinna Caruso has built a reputation at the precinct as the cop to call when a child goes missing. For Brinna, it's personal because she was once one of them. Brinna and her K-9 search and rescue dog, Hero, will stop at nothing to find a missing child, no matter the stakes.

Detective Jack O'Reilly isn't ready to return to his homicide duties after losing his wife to a drunk driver. He's on the downside of his career, and bent on revenge, when he's assigned as Brinna's partner. While on patrol, Jack struggles between his quest for personal justice and his responsibility to those around him, especially his partner.

Skeptical of Jack's motives, Brinna isn't sure she can rely on her new partner, whose reckless abandon endangers the safety of those around him. But when a man surfaces with an MO similar to the criminal who abducted Brinna twenty years earlier, Brinna and Jack must cast aside previous judgments and combine efforts to catch the kidnapper and finally allow Brinna the peace stolen from her as a child.

My Thoughts:
An enjoyable Christian Fiction book.  Brinna finds missing children.  That is her passion and it is completely personal for her.  Jack is her new partner who has issues of his own.  Being a K-9 handler, she is the one to call when a child goes missing and because of her own past, she knows what is at stake.  Unsure of her new partner, she is careful but when a case comes down that is similar to her own abduction, she and Jack must work together to find the child.
I enjoyed this writers style.  Brinna is a great female lead and I like how she and the other characters develop throughout the story.  I liked how the characters were flawed and none of them perfect, but struggling like we all do in many aspects of our lives.  Jack was a good guy and his back story was filled with issues as well.  Knowing who the bad guy wasn't what I expected, but there was still plenty of suspense and even a hint of romance.
I rate this a 4/5.  I will be looking for the next in this series!

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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