About the Book
Book: Justified Means
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Christian Suspense
Release date: January 7, 2013
How could she not be terrified?
When Erika Polowski is abducted from her bed and held captive without explanation, she has one goal. Get away before they kill her.
Keith Auger’s job as an agent is to keep Erika safe—even if it means keeping her locked in an abandoned cabin in the middle of nowhere. At gunpoint.
What should be a routine “involuntary extraction” goes south when someone finds out where they’re hiding. Add to that a coworker with a chip on her shoulder and too many unexplained “accidents,” and it all adds up to one unlikely, terrifying explanation.
There’s a mole in The Agency.
He’s promised to protect her, but can Erika trust a man whose job it is to hold people against their wills? Does his deep faith make it any better or just a whole lot creepier.
And just who wants Erika dead anyway?
The Agency Files: They’ll do whatever it takes to keep their clients safe. Period.
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About the Author
Chautona Havig lives in an oxymoron, escapes into imaginary worlds that look startlingly similar to ours and writes the stories that emerge. An irrepressible optimist, Chautona sees everything through a kaleidoscope of It’s a Wonderful Life sprinkled with fairy tales. Find her at chautona.com and say howdy—if you can remember how to spell her name.
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Isn’t That Idea a Bit Crazy and Farfetched?
Black ops teams. They’re the stuff of TV shows and movies. I have no doubt such things exist—military groups that have to exist and work outside the normal scheme of things to give those who answer to the public plausible deniability or some such thing.
Then one of those “what if?” questions hit me. They’re an occupational hazard, those “what if?” questions. They appear out of nowhere and start crazy thoughts in your head. Ones like, “What if a private company existed to do things that couldn’t be tied to the government in any way—no money exchanged?”
What if sometimes a protection company had to work outside the law in order to do the job they needed to do? What if that meant they might just have to abduct someone to save his or her life?
Those of course led to the granddaddy of all questions. What if that someone didn’t appreciate being saved?
The Agency was born and with it their motto: Whatever it takes.
That’s what they’ll do to keep their clients safe. Only the wealthy can afford their services. Some of the poorest of the poor receive them. But it always boils down to one primary goal. Protect their clients at all costs.
Even if the client doesn’t want protection.
Is the idea a bit crazy and far-fetched? Yeah… probably. But I wouldn’t be surprised to discover there are similar agencies out there, and if there are, I hope they save lives with the sort of compassion my guys have.
I couldn’t wait to read this book because I love anything suspense, intrigue and adventure stories. The author grabbed my attention right away and I was ready for the ride of twists and turns. It isn’t everyday that Erika finds herself kidnapped, stuffed in a car and whisked off by a stranger. With no explanation she finds herself in a room chained up and staring at a man she has never seen before. I would be shaking from head to toe about right now if I was Erika.
I really loved how the author doesn’t give much of why she is kidnapped and that is what makes the story so intriguing. Can you imagine having your life turned upside down without any idea where you are, or who is behind your kidnapping? I thought that Keith was a great character. His faith is obvious in everything he does or thinks. His mission is to keep Erika safe without giving her much information. I liked the interaction between the two and how at times they almost seem to tolerate each other.
The fact that Erika is in danger doesn’t make any sense to her. She is just another person trying to make a living but someone thinks she has information that could be damaging. The action is non stop as Keith and Erika have to stay one step ahead of whoever is after them. The story is detailed and I enjoyed reading how a secret operation works. Erika is not a believer and at times mocks Keith because he has a relationship with God. No matter what situation they find themselves in, Keith always has a level head and never sways from God. I think Erika was irritated with him at times. What I liked about this story was how Keith was not afraid to stand up for what he believed in and shared his faith with Erika. Even though she resists his faith, he has planted a seed. Sometimes we may not know the outcome of witnessing to someone, but God does.
I was so caught up in the story, I refused to stop reading till the end. Yes the story is that good. It has all the elements of a top notch thriller. The author is versatile in different genres and amazes me at how talented she is. I am thrilled to know that there are more books in this series and will grabbing the next one soon.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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Great review, sounds like a good book.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing your awesome review of this story, this sounds like a must read for me.ReplyDelete
Thius sounds like a good thriller.ReplyDelete
Thanks for reading and reviewing. I have a soft spot for Keith.ReplyDelete
Excellent review, Deana! Thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete