Author Janice Cantore has become my go-to author for whenever I have the urge to read a really good, meaty, cop book. Her heroines are real people, struggling with personal lives, family, and friends, all while protecting and serving the public interest and dealing with constant politics on the job.
Crisis Shot is about a female division commander in Long Beach, California who has to shoot a teenager to save a fellow officer’s life and is lambasted in the media until she is forced out of her job. She gets a job as Chief in a small town in Oregon and hopes she can put it all behind her, but some people still believe the bad press regardless of her exoneration and she has to work doubly hard for the respect of her fellow officers as well as many of the townspeople.
When a man is murdered and a well-loved pastor’s wife goes missing, she is put to the test to prove her mettle and ability and along the way she has cause to question all she thought she believed about faith and trust in the God of the universe.
This is obviously the first book in the Line of Duty series, so I’m looking forward to the next edition to follow Chief Tess O’Rourke’s progress in Rogue’s Hollow and whether or not she finds time to date deputy Steve Logan.
*I was given a complimentary copy of Crisis Shot from Tyndale Publishing for review purposes.
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