Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Double Cross" by James David Jordan

Simon Mason, of Simon Mason World Ministries, had been murdered. Shortly thereafter, nearly a half million dollars was reported missing from the ministry. The question was who and why.

Taylor Pasbury, the daughter of a former Special Forces officer, had been hired to protect Simon for reasons unknown to Taylor, although she was highly qualified and owned her own security agency. Kacey Mason, Simon’s daughter, was in college and living with Taylor in Simon’s home.

On this foggy December day, Kacey and Taylor were on their way to question Elise Hovden, top assistant to Simon Mason, about the embezzled money and came upon her apparent suicide.

In the late afternoon of that same day, a woman showed up at Taylor and Kacey’s residence. The woman took out her camera and said to Taylor, “Smile, baby, I’m your mother.” That was her initial reunion after 20 years of silence from her mother, who abandoned her at age 9. The relationship was strange, to put it mildly. It brought turmoil to Taylor over her mother’s strange behaviors, abandonment, sudden reappearance, the truth about her past, and the death of her father as he protected her from being raped.

Taylor and her mother manage to get themselves entangled in the mystery of the embezzlement, and they find themselves mixed up in a twisted, fast-paced kidnapping.

This is a book of many twists to keep you guessing to the end. I enjoyed it tremendously. David Jordan is an attorney in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. He branched out and began to write novels, of which Double Cross is a follow-up to Forsaken.

An advanced readers copy was supplied by The B & B Media Group, Inc. for my review, which is my own personal opinion of the book. I receive no compensation. I review books for the pure pleasure of encouraging others to read good Christian books.

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