Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Review: Deliver Us From Evil



Deliver Us From Evil
Author: Robin Caroll
Publisher: B&H Fiction/B&H Publishing Group
Audience: Older Teens through Adult
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Roark Holland is a U.S. Marshall that has been assigned to travel with and guard a donor heart from North Carolina to Tennessee. Everything hinges on delivering the heart in time for federally protected comatose witness. On the way to the hospital, the helicopter flies into a blizzard and goes down. Just before crashing, Brannon Callahan, a search and rescue pilot for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, makes contact with them, and goes out with her partner to find them. She knows everything hinges on getting this heart to the witness as quickly as possible. He holds the key to a huge child trafficking, and if he dies, so does the hope of breaking up the ring.

My comments:

Although Robin Caroll has authored eight books before "Deliver Us From Evil", this is the first I have read by her, and I promise you, it certainly won't be the last. I thoroughly enjoyed the story line. It was filled with suspense that kept me up way into the night reading, making it nearly impossible to put down.

I enjoyed the characters. Roark was every bit what I would have expected from a Marshall, and I adored Brannon and her partner, Lincoln. They are a fantastic team and their way of keeping themselves grounded in bad situations was brilliant. Their messages of faith, love and courage, woven throughout the story were well done and meaningful.

I was very pleased with way the child trafficking was handled. You were made to realized the horror of of the situation, and the description was just enough, without too much information - giving it realism without being too graphic. Because of this, I did rate the book for older teens.

"Deliver Us From Evil" should be on everyone's reading list. This powerful story of the horrors of human trafficking packs a punch that will leave you looking at your comfortable and quite world in a whole new light.

If you would like to learn more about the author, you can visit Robin Caroll at: http://www.robincaroll.com/

This book was sent to me by B&H Fiction for my honest review. A huge thank you to Julie for supplying me with such awesome reading material!

3 comments:

  1. I read this one also. I liked the characters of Roark and Brannon. I am looking forward to reading more about Lincoln in the second book. The child trafficking was heartbreaking and I am glad that the author chose to highlight the issue. Good review!

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  2. I have not read any, so I appreciate that you can pick up anywhere and not be completely lost.

    Great review!

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  3. This looks really good! Really good. Adding to my list to bug my library about :)

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