THE COST OF REVENGE!
Two abandoned souls are on the hunt for one powerful man. Soon, their paths will cross and lead to one twisted fate.
Danny Hansen is a Bosnian immigrant who came to America with hopes of escaping haunted memories of a tragic war that took his mother’s life. Now he’s a priest who lives by a law of love and compassion. It is powerful men and hypocrites who abide by legal law but eschew the law of love that most incense Danny. As an avenging angel, he believes it is his duty to show them the error of their ways, at any cost.
Renee Gilmore is the frail and helpless victim of one such powerful man. Having escaped his clutches, she now lives only to satisfy justice by destroying him, regardless of whom she must become in that pursuit.
But when Danny and Renee’s paths become inexorably entangled things go very, very badly and neither of them may make it out of this hunt alive.
Judge not, or you, too, will be judged.
Ted Dekker is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels, including BoneMan’s Daughters, Thr3e, Adam, and The Bride Collector.
New York Times bestselling author Nelson DeMille calls him “a true master of thrillers” and NPR readers chose Ted as a Top 50 “Killer Thriller” author of all time alongside Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Harlan Coben, and Brad Meltzer.
His critically acclaimed storytelling has kept millions worldwide tearing through the pages late into the night, always with the lights on and the doors locked.
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The Christian Critic GIVEAWAY and Review
A young Bosnian man, now under the alias of Father Danny Hansen, came to the U.S. to escape the haunting memories of his mother’s tragic death during the Bosnian War. He is outraged by the powerful manipulating the law for their own personal gain without regard to those whose lives are shattered in the wake of their lawlessness.
Street-wise Renee Gilmore becomes a victim of one of these powerful men. Once she has escaped from his powerful grip, she wants revenge and justice, regardless of how it affects her or anyone else in the long-term.
When Danny and Renee become acquainted through dire, deadly circumstances, nothing will ever be the same again for either party. It’s questionable whether either will survive their escapades.
Having read other books by Ted Dekker, I expected high-octane, thriller twists with plots that would pump your adrenaline throughout the pages. No disappointment here. The action-packed scenarios change at lightning-speed throughout the book, leaving you to ponder who would survive at the end of the scenes, particularly Danny and Renee, since they were taking on entrenched, big-time crime lords.
The mood throughout the book is intense. Definitely not a book for the faint of heart. However, Ted’s insertion of romantic scenes brings down the intensity enough to keep you turning the pages. Violence is high in this book. Almost too graphic in certain scenes, even for me. The distinct, delineated points of view make for a good understanding of the two main characters’ thought processes.
The idea of revenge is appropriately handled in the book, as is the aspect of judging other people’s motives and lives. The ending is a complete surprise, but one that totally satisfies. For a ‘rush’ from a good read, this one will do it for you.
This book was provided by Sarah Reck, Web Publicist, FaithWords & Center Street, in exchange for this blog tour and my honest review. No monetary value was exchanged.
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