I recently reviewed the first book in this series, Coyote's Revenge. Both of these books come under the heading of, "Thriller." The second book, "
Secret," follows Agent Dean Dreiser. Roswell
He's more than a little perturbed when his boss assigns Dr. Lucinda Brown to work with him on a case of biological attack. He sees her as a newbie agent with zero experience in the field. How is she ever going to help him without getting them both killed? He also didn't figure on her being an attractive Latina, brilliant scientist.
Lucinda Brown is on a mission to prevent a biologic attack. She'd seen close up what it could do to a person. When she's paired with Dean, she views him as the exact kind of person she didn't want to love.
The research that went into this book had to be staggering. Vannetta Chapman sure did her homework, and the results are apparent in the vivid details.
I would have liked to see a stronger spiritual thread. Lucinda had what the author called, "second sight." She would see things before they happened. Other than that and some references to the characters praying (even though they weren't sure they believed), the story was skinny when it came to God being involved. It is a clean read, but did have one mild expletive.
If you're into heart-stopping suspense, this series is a winner. I'm giving it five stars for technical excellence and four stars for story content.
Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher paid me for a favorable review. All opinions are mine and mine alone.
Writers: How involved is God in the life of your characters? How do you strike a balance between making them realistic in their struggles yet strong in their faith?
Readers: When reading Christian fiction, does it bother you when there's minimal spiritual content? Please share your thoughts.