Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Deadlock by Diann Mills

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I read my first Diann Mills book last summer during the Summer Tyndale Reading Program.  It was a great book, so I was excited to be able to review another book by her and I was not disappointed.  Both books were from her FBI series.

Deadlock is the fictitious story of two FBI partners working to find a serial killer called Scorpion. The partners couldn't have been more different: different gender, different ways of looking at life. One was a rules person; you followed protocol, you used logic while the other one was a psychology major and would run on hunches or gut instinct. Both had attempts made on their life in the course of the book. And of course, they fell in love with each other.

I realize the book is fiction, but I do enjoy reading this style of book: the intrigue, the many resources available to be able to hunt down murderers and other criminals.  I also appreciate the Christian perspective which keeps the book from becoming graphic because I am not okay with graphic details in stories like this.

I know the Christian perspective would be argued by some: can someone who is willing to shoot another human being be a Christian?  I am glad I am not the judge of that.  I am also glad we have professing Christians and good, honest people in positions like this to ensure that justice is meted out, that wrongs are righted and bribes are not taken or heads turned to ignore the evils.

Diann did a good job of showing the difference God can make in a person's life.  Thatcher Graves, the main male character of the book, seemed to have a reputation for being a womanizer, a bad-boy reputation, if you will.  Before the start of the book, he had become a Christian and this was making a big difference in his life.  He was learning to let go of those things in his life and to trust God to lead and direct him.

All in all, I really enjoyed the book and if given the opportunity would review another Diann Mills book.

This book was given me by Tyndale House for the purpose of reading and writing a review on it.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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