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About the Book
Book: Hidden Danger
Author: Jerusha Agen
Genre: Romantic Suspense (Christian)
Release date: November 8, 2021
The greatest threat to this K-9 team is the one they don’t see coming.
Cora Isaksson’s guilt has shadowed her life ever since drugs ensnared her brother and he disappeared. When Bradley suddenly returns, Cora and her narcotics detection K-9 are thrust into a battle against the drug cartel that wants him back.
DEA Special Agent Kent Thomson has his own personal reasons for bringing justice to the cartel. Cora and her drug-sniffing K-9 will only get in his way. Or are they assets that will enable him to right the wrongs of the past?
When the cartel targets Cora, she and Kent join forces with her teammates at the Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency to end the cartel before it ends her. They’re prepared for danger, but when more lives than their own hang in the balance, can they trust God for the rescue that’s out of their reach?
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About the Author
Jerusha Agen imagines danger around every corner, but knows God is there, too. So naturally, she writes romantic suspense infused with the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. Jerusha loves to hang out with her big furry dogs and little furry cats, often while reading or watching movies. Find more of Jerusha’s thrilling, fear-fighting stories at JerushaAgen.com.
More from Jerusha
Hi, readers! Have you ever noticed how dog owners and their canines can seem to look alike? This tendency was illustrated hilariously in 101 Dalmations, the original animated movie. I had fun creating a similar match in my romantic suspense novel, Hidden Danger.
Hidden Danger features Cora Isaksson and her narcotics detection K-9 Jana who partner with a handsome DEA agent to take on a drug cartel targeting the Twin Cities and her brother’s life.
As the securities technologies specialist at the Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency, Cora is known by her teammates as the sweetest of them all. Her Christian witness comes through loud and clear as she lives it out daily. But she also has an uncanny ability to understand others and show empathy—a gift that enables her to persuade and influence even hardened criminals, at times.
Cora’s perfect match is Jana. A beautiful golden retriever, Jana matches her blonde human partner’s angelic appearance and personality. Whether searching for narcotics or meeting new people, Jana exhibits an obvious joy and gentle spirit. The sweet golden retriever also seems to share Cora’s intuition and can sense the emotional needs of people. Jana doesn’t hesitate to offer a soft head to stroke or just her calming, gentle presence whenever someone needs comfort.
While Cora came to my imagination for Hidden Danger mostly from scratch, Jana was inspired by a real-life model. Before I was born, my parents got their first dog as a newly-married couple—a golden retriever puppy they named Jana.
From day one, Jana was the most perfect dog imaginable. She instantly housetrained herself and was, according to my parents’ stories, a perfectly obedient and trainable pup. The only thing she ever did that was less than desirable was chew a hole in a wall. But considering that was prompted by fear when lightning struck a radio in the room where Jana was alone, one could hardly blame her for wanting to escape.
When my parents started having children, Jana remained the ideal dog. Gentle and sweet with everyone, including a passel of babies and toddlers, Jana was a calm and comforting presence in the lives of those who knew her.
I can’t recall any memories of Jana myself, as I was very young when she passed away. But I love looking at a photo my parents have, of Jana next to me when I was a baby in a cradle. Though I don’t remember her, she left a legacy that has deeply impacted my life.
Because of how wonderful she was, my parents continued to have golden retrievers, giving me the blessing of growing up with one of the best breeds in the world. These goldens showed me how special dogs are and the incredible gift it is to love and be loved by a dog. I thank God for bringing Jana into our lives because of the legacy she left. And I’m grateful for the chance to honor her in Hidden Danger.
This author has become one of my favorites when I’m looking for a book with suspense, action packed edge of your seat adventure. I love reading about the K-9 dogs and how trained they are in their special abilities. They are very focused and alert at all times. The scene at the airport was especially tense when Jana the trained K-9 dog discovers drugs on an unlikely person. It would be fascinating to watch these animals in action.
Cora and her dog Jana are the perfect team and with the help of Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency they are determined to get drugs off the street. I enjoyed getting to know Cora and the team. It was very impressive how well they work together with their instincts on point at all times. When Cora finds herself in danger she is surrounded by her team and a DEA agent who risk their lives to take down the threat.
DEA Special Kent Thomson find himself teamed together to take down a cartel. Kent is not sure he wants to work with Cora but soon realizes her skills are valuable. They are so different in personality that it was like having two enemies work together. Cora is calm and has a deep faith. Keith is rough around the edges and is by the book when it comes to his suspects. Something slowly changes within Kent as he sees Cora handle a suspect who opens up to her. That really impressed him and he sees her in a different light. Perhaps he recognizes her skills and begins to think how they could work together in other operations.
I loved the part where Cora’s brother comes into the picture. He says he is clean now but his ties to the cartel are causing Cora to be in grave danger. Her love for her brother I think causes her to not be as cautious as she should be. I wasn’t sure if Bradley could be trusted and questioned why he came to stay with Cora knowing he was putting her in danger. The author increases the tension as Cora’s life is threatened several times.
The plan to take down the cartel takes them on a plane where a familiar face is waiting for Cora. There is an eerie feeling in the air as betrayal is exposed. I was on the edge of my seat as the events unfolded. I admired Cora as she faced danger to still have faith and continue to witness to those around her in the plane. “Any strength I show is only because I have Christ in me. Any kindness I show comes from the same source.”
Get ready for an ending that is off the charts as Cora’s team comes to rescue her. In the midst of everything going on, Cora blames herself. She is reminded that “God is in full control of what happens, always.” The author has outdone herself as this book has all the makings for a movie. I hope to join Phoenix and her team soon on another adventure that is faith filled, has suspense and directs us to God’s comfort and peace.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit.The review is my own opinion.
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Love the cover and I can't wait to read Hidden Danger, thanks for sharing it with me!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your review, Texas Book-aholic!
Have a fantastic day!
Hidden Danger definitely sounds like a nail-biter, more suspense and action than I may want to read before bedtime.ReplyDelete