Friday, August 19, 2011
The Betrayal by Jerry B. Jenkins is 37 chapters and an epilogue of police intrigue published by Tyndale House Publishers, copyright 2011. A massive sting involves a higher-up in the Chicago Police Department and the main character Boone is critically wounded and hospitalized in the line of duty as he tries to protect the star witness at all costs. He literally puts his life on the line. Trusting the wrong person could be a fatal mistake, one he can't afford if he's going to survive. How can he keep the witness and his family safe when it's an officer on the inside, sworn to protect and serve, whom they have to fear? A unique plan is put into action, but can it succeed? Between the officers of the law that can't be trusted and the gangbangers it looks like a hopeless situation when Boone and his new interest are both victims of a department they thought they could trust. Jerry B. Jenkins's novels have sold over 70 million copies, and twenty of his books made the New York Times Best Seller List. Books such as Riven, The Brotherhood, and The Left Behind Series will live in your mind long after you've closed them. If you're a fan of crime or police procedures, you'll love this novel. I'm more of a romantic suspense lover, but I never turn down a Jerry B. Jenkins's novel. I did think the pizza guy a bit cliché, and the transport unique. I've been a Jerry B. Jenkins's fan since The Left Behind Series, and if his name is on a book, I want to read it. I know it'll be a worthwhile read. I loved the minor character brought in near the end, Carl, who remained street savy enough to protect them even past his retirement. Boone stood out as someone who is very determined and never gives up since despite serious wounds, he was right back on the case. The unique transport system made me wounder a bit though, since most people wouldn't resort to that first off and would try other avenues to alleviate the problem first. All in all, this novel will make you think twice about betrayal and reminds one of how Jesus was betrayed by those close to Him. Someone in the Chicago PD family is a betrayer, but who? That's the question Boone must answer if he wants to live and save his girlfriend. Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com, wherever great books are sold.