Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Brotherhood by Jerry B. Jenkins*A review


Boone Drake has it made. He’s a young cop rising rapidly through the ranks of the Chicago Police Department. He has a beautiful wife and a young son, a nice starter house, a great partner, and a career plan that should land him in the Organized Crime Division within five years. Everything is going right. Until everything goes horribly, terribly wrong. His personal life destroyed and his career and future in jeopardy, Boone buries himself in guilt and bitterness as his life spirals out of control. But when he comes face-to-face with the most vicious gang leader Chicago has seen in decades, he begins to realize that God is a God of second chances and can change the hardest heart . . . and forgive the worst of crimes. A thought-provoking police thriller from New York Times best-selling author Jerry B. Jenkins.

Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (January 24, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1414309228

ISBN-13: 978-1414309224

Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

Dr. Jerry B. Jenkins, former vice president for publishing and currently writer-at-large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 160 books, including the 63,000,000-selling Left Behind series. Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, Dr. Jenkins's writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. Jerry and Dr. Tim LaHaye were profiled in a May 24, 2004 cover story in Newsweek magazine entitled "The New Prophets of Revelation." Jerry's non-fiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Orel Hershiser, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and many others. Jenkins also assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times bestseller. Jerry owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, and also the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers and has nearly 2,000 members worldwide.


I love books about police/suspenseful genres and The Brotherhood is just that and so much more. This book takes place in Chicago and mostly within the Chicago Police Department. I really liked the main character Boone Drake. The Brotherhood tells about his life growing up and how his life right now is perfect with family, home and job he loves dearly, but things never stay the same. I was really drawn in to the fun, joy, heartbreak, sadness, loss, forgiveness and love. Boone goes on a rollercoaster of emotions and you find out that no one emotion last forever, but they change as you change. How you grow and how situations come and go in your life. One of my favorite parts of this book is when Boone finally gets the job in the Organized Crime Division that he has always wanted and has to work with the most vicious gang leader. It’s just an amazing book that is hard to put down. I love the book cover and the title. They fit perfectly with the story inside. You won’t be bored for a second while reading The Brotherhood. I highly recommend The Brotherhood for a fast, exciting read from first sentence to the end.

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Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book. It's been on my TBR list for a while.

Miss Hillbilly said...

Oh, this sounds excellent. I am currently reading a crime series by Amy Wallace. My husband works for the MO Dept of Corrections and he has a part time job as a Police crime stuff kind of is our life.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

This sounds like an interesting read. I didn't realize that Jerry Jenkins had written a crime novel. I've only read a few of his Left Behind novels and I met him at a conference several years ago.