The Breakthrough, Precinct 11 Series #3
I had previously read this series and purchased as a gift for my son in law. I loved this series of books.
October 29, 2013
Terrific mystery involving human trafficking
Jerry Jenkins created a great police mystery involving a kidnapped child, human trafficking, and an almost deadly brain injury story that makes you drop everything to keep reading. This is my first novel by Jerry Jenkins since I raced through his Left Behind series and I canÃ¢ÂÂt wait to read more. The book began with Boone Drake, a police chief rejoicing in how well things were going, especially since his wife Haeley received a huge settlement from a law suit involving a false arrest. She had wanted to give the money away, but Boone and her attorney persuaded her to keep what she didnÃ¢ÂÂt need to pay the attorney to set up a college fund for her son Max. She insisted that money was also to go to her current church as well as money to her former church. Problems started when a strange car near their house had a license belonging to DeWayne Mannock, a man Haeley knew who wanted money. Within a weekÃ¢ÂÂs time it seemed to Boone that if it could go wrong, it did. The wonderful barbecue with friends ended abruptly when Haeley fell, hitting her head on concrete, breaking her skull, bleeding profusely. HaeleyÃ¢ÂÂs son Max who had been left with elderly Aunt Flo met a friendly man, Alfonso, who persuaded them that he was HaeleyÃ¢ÂÂs brother and a man just back for Afghanistan. He said he just wanted to meet Max and had gotten the address from HaeleyÃ¢ÂÂs pastor. He seemed so friendly and kind, taking pictures, playing with Max, giving him treats. Before long Aunt Flo let Max play outside with Alfonso. However, in a game of tag, they ran toward AlfonsoÃ¢ÂÂs car, Alfonso put Max in it, and went off, saying they were going for ice cream. It was some time before Aunt Flo became worried and much more before the police were notified. Once the police knew what had happened, it was like being on wild roller coaster ride with numerous people working together with incredible ingenuity to find out where Max was and get him back before Haeley recovered enough to want to see him.
July 21, 2013
Suspenseful, Full of Action, Danger
It took some time for me to get involved in the plot at first, because the main character seemed to have a vague background. However, his current plight soon seemed to override his past and I did care about him and his family. I was glad it was noted up front that this is the third in a series. I should have read books one and two first, because I would have known more about his past and been connected sooner. The suspense was done quite well. There was tragedy, hope, intrigue, and crime drama, but I do not wish to spoil the story for anyone by being specific. I was worried for the characters and wanted to cheer them on. The secondary characters were very supportive, admirable for any church family. Even though I felt for a few moments that the book was a platform for the authorÃ¢ÂÂs views, he did effectively give a view of the very devastating possibilities in crimes against children. I wondered if the plot was just a bit too full of dramatic turns, but in all, it really got me involved and it was a satisfying read.
August 31, 2013
Boone's perfectly put back together life takes a horrible twist when his wife has a horrific accident and then when things can't get any worse they do only he doesn't know it all yet. His adopted son is kidnapped and by the time all the puzzle pieces are put back together he has been taken out of the country.
I loved this book and look forward to going back and reading the first two books in the Precinct 11 series.
August 8, 2013