Sunday, September 27, 2009
Double Cross: My Review
Having enjoyed Forsaken, the first book about Taylor Pasbury, I jumped at the chance to review James Jordan's second book about this hot-shot security agent. Here is what the publisher has to say about the book:
Raised by a father who was a former Special Forces officer, Taylor is beautiful and brilliant and knows how to take care of herself. But she is haunted by her past and the sacrifice her father made to save her from a brutal rape when she was seventeen. After a controversial stint in the Secret Service, she has become the most prominent private security specialist in America. When she discovers the body of a former client's top assistant, all the evidence points to embezzlement and suicide. But Taylor has no way of knowing that her mother, who ran out when Taylor was nine, is about to reappear and lead her down a twisting path of danger and deceit. It's a road that won't end until they reach the spot where Taylor's father died - where Taylor learns that some sacrifices can never be earned.
Even though thrillers aren't usually my thing, this book held my interest and I really enjoyed it. The characters (especially Taylor's mother and stepfather) were quirky and well-developed. The resolution was not predictable yet was not far-fetched either.
The book is Christian fiction but for most of the book you wouldn't know it. However, toward the end, Taylor does some reflecting and the Christian message is in there, very overtly.
As I noted, it is the second book in a series, but it isn't necessary to read the first one to enjoy this one; the little back story you need is provided. While this book had a very satisfactory resolution, something was left hanging enough that I believe another book may be on its way. I hope so.
First Wildcard will be touring this book in October. Check back to read the first chapter.
To Purchase from Amazon: Double Cross: A Novel