Last night I was up reading Called to Protect until 2 a.m.! And I really needed to get up early. But I just had to finish Lynette's latest book. Suspense readers, this is one you do not want to miss! Here's the back cover copy:
For the past year, Chloe St. John has been working as a K-9 cop with her German shepherd partner, Hank. After being dumped by her fiancé for another woman, Chloe has decided that Hank is just about the only male she likes. She's over the whole romance thing and focuses her attention on doing her job. Because a serious case of human trafficking with connections to her missing cousin just landed in her lap.
When US Marshall Blake MacCallum's daughter goes missing, he's ordered to kill the judge he's protecting and tell no one about his daughter's disappearance or she will die. Blake races against the clock to rescue his daughter while Chloe and Hank are asked to be a part of the task force assembled to bring down the traffickers. Chloe finds herself attracted to the silent, suffering man, but thanks to her previous bad judgment, she wonders if she can trust him. And can Blake trust himself around this firecracker of a woman?
I had the opportunity to sit in on a workshop Lynette conducted back in September about plotting vs pansting, and we had a blast. Lynette pretty much writes by the seat of her pants. She plots out some of the details, but not all.
I am amazed at how she weaves the different threads through her story. In Called to Protect, Blake MacCallum is protecting a federal judge who is trying to get legislation passed to make jail sentences harder those convicted of human trafficking crimes and someone is trying to kill him.
Chloe St. John comes from a family of police officers and she can hold her own with anyone, especially when she has her K-9 partner. And Hank really comes in handy while dealing with human traffickers.
The stakes are always high in Lynette's books, but when Blake's daughter is kidnapped, and he receives a text ordering him to kill the judge or his daughter will die, the stakes jump sky high. Now you see why I had to stay up and finish the book.
Called to Protect is a fast-paced read with lots of twists and turns, so when you pick it up, make sure you fasten your seat belt!
I'd love to give away my copy of Called to Protect, but I can't part with it! What I will do is give away a $10 Amazon or B&N or CBD gift card and you can purchase your own copy. :-) A name will be chosen by Random dot Org next Friday night. Just leave a comment and tell me if you prefer ebooks or print.
If you can't wait until next Friday, you can pick up a copy of Called to Protect at Amazon or B&N or CBD.
AND I'm also reviewing Called to Protect over at my blog and if you hop over there and leave a comment, I'll enter you in a drawing for a copy of my latest book, Justice Betrayed!