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Publisher's Note:

For Avery North, it's a race against time to stop a serial killer before another Jane Doe is murdered-and falling in love with a handsome medical examiner is not part of the plan.…

Dangerous Passage

by Lisa Harris

Overall Book Review:

This suspenseful book is fun to read and the pacing kept me eager to digest every page.  In this high stakes game of cat and mouse, lives are on the line and it’s mainly about one woman’s fight against injustice.  Written with high regards toward law enforcement, it shows nobody’s perfect and everybody’s human and that’s where grace and forgiveness come into this saga.  The story also does a fantastic job of showing how family can be pivotal in supporting each other while one does an unimaginable job yet never gives up. 

Lisa Harris is a Christian author who has written at last twenty-six books.  Although the story is fraught with danger, death, and despair, the author has done a fantastic job keeping her audience in mind while she writes.  With such intense storyline, a romance weaved in helped to keep it as lighthearted as possible.  My favorite quote in the book is from one of the detectives who quoted May Parker from Spiderman II. She said of another detective, “He’d tell us that there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble…”

Fighting injustice on a daily basis can be disheartening, yet without the men and women who keep up the good fight, our world would be in complete chaos.  This book is a tribute to those who sacrifice their family, time, and often their lives to keep us safe.  There is no insignificant battle and these fictional characters understand that every life counts.  In this story, the good guys get a win in the field of human trafficking.  It’s an appalling battle that, sadly, is still fought today, even in our own nation.  The author has done a superb job of bringing this tragedy to light and making readers aware that we can all have a part in taking down this injustice, even if it’s just supporting the men and women who fight for the lives of the innocent victims.  This first book in the trilogy was easy to devour and the next two look just as exciting as the author explores different avenues of the same family.

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  An 18 year-old is murdered, details of scene but no blood or gore described; multiple mentions of a previous older teen who was abducted; characters held for sale against their will; mention of a child who was previously abducted and murdered; sad story of a pet who died at the hands of another pet; man broke into house, attacked woman, blood & wounds mentioned, violent but not gory; rape; multiple mentions of a husband and a brother who were killed in the line of duty; a wife previously died of cancer; man shot but survives.

Sex/Nudity:  An autopsy revealed an 18 year-old had previously had sex; a kiss between adults; a man looks leeringly at an 18 yr old woman; rape of an 18 year-old woman who was the victim of human trafficking and prostitution, very brief details.

Mature Subject Matter:

Police and investigations, murder, serial killer, tattoos, gangs, death of parent, death of sibling, death of spouse, rape, prostitution, human trafficking, Alzheimer’s disease, malaria, the Civil War, homeless shelters, gun running, adultery.

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About the Reviewer

Reading a good adventure story has always been a vacation in the theater of my mind. When I’m stressed or just need to get away for a few minutes, I love the opportunity to climb into somebody else’s world. I didn’t enjoy reading until I was in the Air Force and building bombs in Korea; it was a wonderful distraction from the real world. (I tried bull riding, but it wasn’t exciting enough.)