New Book Watch: Crown of Souls (The Tox Files) by Ronie Kendig

About this Book

Six months after stopping a deadly plague, Cole “Tox” Russell and his team are enjoying a little rest. That peace is short-lived when a sniper shot hits Tox. The enemy is discovered to be one of their own, a rogue Special Forces team operator.

Alec King is perhaps the only person as skilled as Tox, and he’s out for justice. Furious with orders that got his men killed, he intends to make those responsible pay. And he insists Tox join him, believing they are the same breed of soldier.

Afraid his old friend is right, Tox battles a growing darkness within himself as he and his team engage in another deadly encounter with antiquity. It appears Alec is cheating–he’s using a mysterious artifact, a crown that history has linked to some of the worst slaughters in humanity. Racing to stop Alec before his vengeance is unleashed, Tox must fight the monster without becoming one.

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  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 5, 2017)
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2017

New Book Watch: Rule of Law by Randy Singer

What did the president know? And when did she know it?

For the members of SEAL Team Six, it was a rare mission ordered by the president, monitored in real time from the Situation Room. The Houthi rebels in Yemen had captured an American journalist and a member of the Saudi royal family. Their executions were scheduled for Easter Sunday. The SEAL team would break them out.

But when the mission results in spectacular failure, the finger-pointing goes all the way to the top.

Did the president play political games with the lives of U.S. service members?

Paige Chambers, a determined young lawyer, has a very personal reason for wanting to know the answer. The case she files will polarize the nation and test the resiliency of the Constitution. The stakes are huge, the alliances shaky, and she will be left to wonder if the saying on the Supreme Court building still holds true.

Equal justice under law.

It makes a nice motto. But will it work when one of the most powerful people on the planet is also a defendant?

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  • File Size: 4562 KB
  • Print Length: 473 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1496418158
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 5, 2017)
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2017

 

Review: Fatal Trust by Todd Johnson

About this Book

Ian Wells is a young criminal defense attorney struggling to build a Minneapolis law practice he inherited from his father while caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s. Nearly at the breaking point, everything changes for Ian when a new client offers a simple case: determine whether three men qualify for over nine million dollars of trust funds. To qualify, none can have been involved in criminal activity for the past twenty years. Ian’s fee for a week’s work: the unbelievable sum of two hundred thousand dollars.

Ian warily accepts the job–but is quickly dragged deep into a mystery linking the trust with a decades-old criminal enterprise and the greatest unsolved art theft in Minnesota history. As stolen money from the art theft surfaces, Ian finds himself the target of a criminal investigation by Brook Daniels, a prosecutor who is also his closest law school friend. He realizes too late that this simple investigation has spun out of control and now threatens his career, his future, and his life.

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My Review

This was a good story, although I did predict a lot of the plot points. I do have to admit there were several, “I didn’t see that one coming” moments as well. It moved very well and the main characters were good, especially Brook.

Ian Wells was interesting and sometimes a little naive, but I liked him. As the situation grew more dangerous he found his inner strength to get through the tough times.

The story itself was good. There was a good amount of action and mystery concerning who was behind everything. I enjoyed that aspect of it a great deal. The one thing that did bother me is there was nothing in the book to really call it “Christian” fiction. One character sings Amazing Grace and Martha went to church until she got sick. Beyond that and the fact there is no swearing or sex scenes there’s nothing to distinguish it from any other book.

I’d definitely read this author again.

Disclaimer:  I did receive a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, I was not required to give a review and the opinions here are my own.