Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore

  • Series: The Line of Duty (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 5, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496423704
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496423702

About the Book:

Tess O’Rourke dreams of becoming the first female chief of police in Long Beach, California. As commander of the East Division, she is well on her way . . . until the night she responds to an officer-needs-assistance call and fatally shoots an unarmed teenager. Despite being cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury, Tess is so hounded by the public that she takes a job in Oregon to escape the bad press.

Winning over the residents of Rogue’s Hollow might be more difficult than adjusting to her new role as police chief in the small, backwater town. Especially when her closest friend, the pastor’s wife, goes missing and the woman’s cousin is found shot. Tess finds an ally in sheriff’s deputy Steve Logan, but as they track down Rogue’s Hollow’s first murderer, she worries that she’s breaking one of her rules and getting too close to him.

My Thoughts:

I have loved Janice Cantore since I picked up her first novel, "Accused", so I always get excited when I know she has a new book coming soon.  I was able to get an advance copy of "Crisis Shot" from Tyndale Publishing via NetGalley, with no services or obligations in exchange.

She used to be a great writer.  With "Crisis Shot", she has moved to the level of genius writer, and has sealed her spot on my 'must read author' shelf for all eternity.  The opening scene alone is worth the price of the book.

Police officers are under attack in our society.  No denying that.  But there's also no denying that we think we know more than we actually do.  With a liberal media, a sound-bite attention span, and social media posting everything inflammatory that can be found, our men and women in blue are getting a bum rap.

More than that, they are dying in greater numbers than ever before.

This is why you MUST read "Crisis Shot".  Cantore puts flesh and bone to the sensational headlines of today.  She paints with words and crafts characters who are openly flawed, but also misjudged and maligned for just doing their jobs.

Your heart will ache for Tess.  If it doesn't, go see a cardiologist.  You will rage against the imbalanced press coverage...if you don't, then quite possibly you're part of the problem.  And you will get an insider's glimpse into the world of the badge.

Because, you see, Janice Cantore is a retired officer.  So she knows her stuff, and it shows.  She's crafted a gripping, relevant criminal procedural that every person who loves books and loves truth needs to read.

That's why I'm posting my review so far in advance.  That's why I'm giving "Crisis Shot" my "For Such a Time as This" vote of high recommendation.  And that's why I wish I had money to burn, because I would buy this book by the case and hand them out everywhere I went, and I would treat every law enforcement officer to lunch on me to say thank you.

Please, whatever you do this year, don't miss the September 2017 release of "Crisis Shot".  It could be the most important work of fiction you read.  It's that good.  And it's that important.  Until I turn the final page on my next read...

Mark Your Place, 




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