Cold Shot

Cold Shot
Published: 2/2/2016
In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world—and friendships—crumbled.Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job…

Nice book. It moved along at a nice pace. The story was well told with no unexpected mess-ups. They just kept going forward where the evidence lead them. Neat that the 2 main characters had worked with each other for a while but really didn't know each other. The mystery itself was well done, believable.

digital loan from library read 3/2019

Deadly Encounter (FBI Task Force, #1)

Deadly Encounter
Published: 8/1/2016
Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston's airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man's motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747. Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of…

Very good book. I liked how she had it take weeks to come to a conclusion. I didn't figure out who did it, but since she felt it was necessary for the villian to give a complete rundown at the end to confess to everything, I don't think she wrote it having the reader figuring it out on their own.

digital loan from library
read 3/2019

Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice, #1)

Fatal Judgment

Published: 1/1/2011
Bestselling author delivers romantic suspense where a US Marshall assigned to protect a federal judge finds that both her life--and his heart--are in danger. U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor has seen plenty of action during his years in law enforcement. But he'd rather go back to Iraq than face his next assignment: protection detail for federal judge Liz Michaels. His feelings toward Liz haven't warmed in the five years since she lost her husband--and Jake's best…

Characters are great again, but I am over  having a super criminal break from what they normally do so they can be caught.  There is no mystery here.  No suspense either.   You have a God's eye view of what is going on.   I think I am done reading her books, they so far have followed the same.  I wonder if she really wants to write romance novels but that field is too crowded.  Sorry thing is that she is really good at the romantic side, but the rest is blah.

read 3/2019

Oath of Honor (Blue Justice, #1)

Oath of Honor
Published: 1/2/2018
Police officer Isabelle St. John loves her crazy, loud, law-enforcement family. With three brothers and two sisters, she's never without someone to hang out with—or fight with. And she knows they'll be there for her when things get tough. Like when her partner is murdered and she barely escapes with her own life. Determined to discover exactly what happened, Izzy's investigation sends her headfirst into a criminal organization, possibly with cops on the payroll—including someone…

Family Tree - Mom is Chief of Police.   Dad  is an attorney.
Brady  (Homicide)
Ruthie   (surgeon)
Derek  (undercover)        - (twins) -        Izzy    (detective 27yrs old)                          Chloe       (K9)

Nice cop story.  1st 15 pages had me worried.  A Lot of stuff thrown at you fast, setting up the lineage.   It settled down after that and was nice.   The love story part was understandable and behind the scenes.  The story line was good but the final ending didn't seem plausible.  First time criminal is the mastermind be a life time criminal master mind that hasn't been able to be caught even with the police looking at him for multiple crimes for a long time.

Read 3/2019

Trapped (Private Justice, #2)

Published: 9/1/2013
When librarian Laura Griffin's sixteen-year-old sister disappears on a frigid February day, leaving only a brief note behind, Laura resolves to do whatever it takes to track down the runaway teen. That includes recruiting ATF agent turned PI James "Dev" Devlin to help. But the deeper he digs, the more he begins to suspect that something sinister is at work in the girl's disappearance. And the closer he gets to uncovering the truth, the clearer…

1st half - Laura and Dev was nice but not the main story.  A lot more emphasis was on the run away kid Darcy and Mark.  Slow book, 40% done and the story feels like we should be 70%.  Afraid there is going to be a lot of useless scaring of the teen Darcy.  Reading a series of books where the PI's use blackberry phones and hold them while driving is funny.  Bluetooth is so normal for me this is interesting.

2nd half was better but I was right.  Just like the 1st book, to make it work the author had to have the great criminal do something out of character and not forced to bring the book to a conclusion.  So it fell apart at the end.

Vanished (Private Justice, #1)

Published: 1/1/2013
Reporter Moira Harrisons is lost. In the dark. In a thunderstorm. When a confusing detour places her on a rural, wooded road, she's startled by the sudden appearance of a lone figure caught in the beam of her headlights. Though Moira jams on her brakes, the car careens across the wet pavement--and the solid thump against the side of the vehicle tells her she hit the person before she crashes into a tree on the…

It was good.   It was well laid out.  Days passed between paragraphs which made it realistic.  The slow uncovering was nice.  No trying to throw the audience off with weird stuff.  But with the way she did the story I don't think it would make sense with mis-directions.

Quick read.

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The Weeping Church

Author: Clayton Nuttal
Publisher: RBP
#_of_pages: ?
rating: 5
purchase: RBP
Category: Church

Review: The Author does not believe that in Acts chapter 1 that this was the 12th Apostle; I disagree – the other 11 apostles were picked before Pentecost why not the 12th. He likes to quote men but doesn’t do a lot with scripture – It’s like by the way Rom. ?:? backs this up.

He has put out much better material.

Tribulation Force

Author: Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Tyndale
#_of_pages: audio mp3
rating: 6
Category: Non-Fiction
dewey: 236.9

Review: Must remember that this is just fake – but it is interesting.  There are a few points that I believe they are wrong in – as far as prophecy – they say the tribulation doesn’t start until the Isreal peace agreement is signed, I believe it starts right at the Rapture.  The rest is an interesting portrayal of what might be happening on the earth while we are in Heaven.

Spurgeon – Prince of Preachers

Author: Lewis Drummond
Publisher: Kregel
#_of_pages: 877
rating: 9
purchase: local book store
Category: Biography
dewey: 286.1
isbn: 0-8254-2473-9

Review: GREAT BOOK on the preacher.
The first 102 pages are alittle dry if you just want to know about Spurgeon, but they are needed to really get a good back ground on what it was like coming up to Spurgeon. Long reading but defiantly worth it, if you want to know about Charles Spurgeon.

The Soul Winner

Author: Charles Spurgeon
Publisher: Pilgrim publications
#_of_pages: 213
rating: 6
purchase: ?
Category: Evangelism
Dewey: 269.2
ISBN: n/a

Review: This book is a compilation of different lectures he gave to his students and at other occasions. It is generally written for the Pastor and not the layperson for alot is about how to do soul winning in the church, not your personal life.
I disagree on about 5 points he tried to make but the book is good in giving ideas and to see what he believed in certain areas. I would not recommended for the average layperson, the money spent on this would be wiser used on other evangelism books.

He covers on P.14 decline in church membership.
P.21 feelings in Salvation, we must be people of emotion equal to sound doctrine – not one over another; unregenerate man does not have a spirit.
P.30-34 Lordship Salvation – you aren’t saved unless you live Godly. I don’t think Spurgeon believes in a back slidden Christian.
P34-36 Spurgeon warns of taking in a newly professed Christian – until you see a change – I totally disagree – this is opposite of what God did in Acts not to mention the one that needs the protection of the church most is a new born baby.
P. 74-75 evident earnestness – I think is the key to Spurgeons great success.
p. 95+96 preach in common terms not theological “lingo”.
P.123 he seems to argue that you must be so good already to be saved – awareness of one’s sins are a necessity to salvation, but not everyone of our sins (as it seems he thinks).
P. 127 Sort of sounds like anything goes when it comes to trying to get someone saved?
P. 137-139 the common Wednesday night service I have seen – Spurgeon was against.