Book Review: “The Betrayal” by Jerry B. Jenkins

December 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Jerry B. Jenkins in his new book “The Betrayal” Book Two in the Precinct 11 series published by Tyndale House Publishers takes us to Chicago early 2011.

From the back cover:  Detective Boone Drake has just pulled off the most massive sting in Chicago history, bringing down the heads of not only the biggest street gangs in the city but also the old crime syndicate. The story is the biggest in decades, and the Chicago Police Department must protect the key witness at all costs. Yet despite top secret plans to transfer the witness ahead of his testimony before the grand jury, an attempt is made on his life.

It soon becomes apparent that someone inside the Chicago PD leaked information to the shooter. As evidence mounts and suspicion points too close to home, Boone doesn’t know whom he can trust. An investigation reveals that the turncoat might be someone very close to him, even someone he loves—or is the guilty party just trying to cover up corruption at the highest level of the police department? Trusting the wrong person could prove fatal.

Who can you trust?  And when you do trust someone and they break that trust is that the ultimate betrayal?   After getting shot Boone Drake needs to find out who arranged for him and his star witness to be killed. He needs to find out why they are trying to frame his girlfriend for something she didn’t do, or, perhaps, she did.  In “The Betrayal” Jerry B. Jenkins gives us a story that is not only a page-flipping thriller but the major theme is trust.  We, like Boone, have no idea of whom to trust until it all becomes clear at the end.  Like Boone our faith is tested as he painfully races against time to protect his witness, clear his name, and identify the culprit.  “The Betrayal” is a great read with Mr. Jenkins making us flip the pages as fast as we can because we want to know what happens with Boone and see if he can stand all the tests God puts him through.   I do not recommend starting this book late at night because it will cost you sleep as you will not want to put it down.  Mr. Jenkins is an excellent writer and knows how to twist your nerve endings as he tightens the suspense.  I am looking forward to book three in this series.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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