Saturday, November 5, 2011
Title: The Betrayal
Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Tyndale House
The Betrayal is the sequel to Jenkins The Brotherhood. I recommend the first book just as much as the second.
(Spoiler Alert) In reviewing this book I will have to reveal a few small spoilers, so if you are an anti-spoiler type, skip this and buy the book :-)
Boone Drake is now in recovery mode from his injuries sustained in the first novel and much of the novel touches on his dealing with the pain and encumbrances in trying to go about his day, his relationship with Haeley, and friendship with Jack.
To add to the physical pain, there are several emotional battles Boone must deal with this time around. There appears to be a traitor in the Chicago PD and Boone's mission is to make sure the correct person is identified and brought to justice.
Jenkins does a good job keeping you on the edge of your seat and trying to figure out the who and why of this insider mole. This book contained a little more of the "investigation" work you might find from a real life officer, as compared to the first book.
The Betrayal effectively portrays the struggles and joys of the young Christian Boone. This is done in a non-preachy way, but Christ is professed perfectly through several of the characters.
This novel is not necessarily a edge-of-your-seat, suspense at every turn type book, but a detective story about love, betrayal, and friendships.
4.5 / 5 Stars
Disclaimer: This book was provided to me for free by the Tyndale Blogger Review team in exchange for an unbiased review.
I am giving away 1 copy of The Betrayal (ARC), Go Down to Silence, and The Personified Project (ARC).
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