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About the Book

Book Title: Running
Author: Dave Milbrandt
Genre: Christian Suspense
Release date: May 1, 2018
An assassin’s bullet sends Jim Mitchell running. When he’ll stop is anybody’s guess.
A tragedy propels Jim into a vacant state assembly seat. The new lawmaker and his wife have a baby on the way, but that doesn’t stop the people trying to keep him from a job he never wanted in the first place. Then Jim gets involved in a plan to thwart a major terror attack that could either make him a hero or get him killed.
Political intrigue and high drama accent this tale of what it costs to find one’s purpose, and what the rewards can be when you do.
Running is the third book in the Jim Mitchell series. Previous titles include Chasing Deception and Undue Pressure.

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About the Author

Dave MilbrandtThe author of Chasing Deception and Undue Pressure, Dave Milbrandt fell in love with writing in junior high and has been a storyteller ever since. A former staff writer for a daily newspaper, the Southern California native spent five years in journalism and public relations before becoming a teacher. Having worked at several area colleges, Dave has taught high school English and Social Studies classes since 2005 and fills his evenings sharing a passion for politics with his community college students. Dave and his wife, Lynn, have been married since 1997.

Guest Post from Dave

In 1998, I feverishly pounded out the first draft of Chasing Deception (book one in the Jim Mitchell series) in five weeks. Full of ambition, but bereft of wisdom of how the publishing world works, I assumed my novel would be published in short order. Despite my overly abundant self-assurance, I had to wait until 2013 to get that story out. I was in a hurry, but God, as usual, had other plans.
Over the last 20 years, I have discovered the gift of patience and more about the craft of good writing than I ever could have expected during that summer half a lifetime ago. With Undue Pressure (2016) and Running (2018), I have completed the trilogy I never planned to write and hopefully given readers some characters that will stick with them after they reach the end of the story.


If you want to get readers attention, you have a horrific shooting in front of people. I was shocked that the Assemblywoman was gunned down in such a graphic way. The author has no problem stating facts and not sugar coating anything. Politics are front and center in this spine chilling thriller. Jim has suddenly found himself as the replacement for the slain Assembly woman. He has no political background, but he was an investigative reporter, so he does know what goes on behind closed doors. 

I was very impressed that Jim's wife supports him and I loved that they prayed about it before he accepted the seat. One of the things I liked about the story was how much faith flowed through the different characters. The behind the scenes of politics were very impressive and shows the author has done some research to heighten the story. There is a lot of intrigue and danger that keeps readers on their toes. 

Towards the ending of the book, is a twist that I was surprised at. I'm a very avid reader and think I'm pretty good at guessing where a story is heading. I was fooled by the brilliant writing of this author. It is a good in your face oh my for someone. They never saw it coming and now how will they get out of what could be the ruin of a political career? It is a ticking bomb that will explode at any minute and I thought , " Well time to start running." But perhaps, God has a plan . Its funny how things from your past seem to pop up at the most inconvenient time. Now it's time to run to the truth and give God the glory.

"Is what I'm running toward better than what I'm running from?"

I received  copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Carpe Diem, July 28
At the Fence, August 1
Cathe Swanson, August 1
Multifarious, August 3
Mary Hake, August 3
Simple Harvest Reads, August 5 (Spotlight)
Artistic Nobody, August 8 (Spotlight)
Reading is my Super Power, August 9 (Interview)
Bigreadersite, August 10


To celebrate his tour, Dave is giving away a grand prize that includes ebooks of all three books in the series!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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