Thursday, August 22, 2013

Critical Pursuit by Janice Cantore A Review


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.

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 16, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414375530
ISBN-13: 978-1414375533
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces

A former Long Beach, California, police officer of twenty-two years, Janice Cantore worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, administration, juvenile investigations, and training. She's always enjoyed writing and published two short articles on faith at work for Cop and Christ and Today's Christian Woman before tackling novels. A few years ago, she retired to a house in the mountains of Southern California, where she lives with three Labrador retrievers, Jake, Maggie, and Abbie.
Janice writes suspense novels designed to keep readers engrossed and leave them inspired. Accused is the first book in the Pacific Coast Justice series, featuring Carly Edwards.
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  This is the first book I’ve read written by  Janice Cantore and it won‘t be the last.  I love to read novels written by former police officers, doctors, lawyers etc… The information is so accurate and full of life and adventure.
  In this book Jack and Brinna both are mad at God or don’t believe He exists.  Twenty years ago Brinna was abducted and left to die. So she wonders why do bad things happen if there is a God. Jack had it all and then a drunk driver took it away. He can’t love a God who destroys the innocent.
  They are thrown together as partners for a two week period and in that time many things happen and wake them both up.  Brinna is a crusader for the helpless children who get abducted and Jack is just trying to forget everything.
  I really liked this book and especially the ending.  Usually in a book like this when people are thrown together and have been through great loss they always fall in love with each other right away. I find that very hard to believe. How can you really be torn up about your past and then fall in love with the first person who comes along. This ending is superb and I enjoyed this book very much. I recommend Critical Pursuit for very good suspense, edge of your seat ride and a fantastic ending. Police stories are fantastic.

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Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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