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Posted September 25, 2012
I am fast becoming a fan of Jill Williamson¿s writing. In The Ne
I am fast becoming a fan of Jill Williamson’s writing. In The New Recruit, the first book in her Mission League series, young Spencer Garmond is given a choice by his grandmother: Stay at Pilot Point Christian School and do what he loves, play basketball, or get shipped off to Carlsbad Military Academy. It would seem an easy choice, but there’s a catch. In order to stay, he must join the Mission League, “an international intelligence organization that does the Lord’s work.”
Not being a believer, Spencer has no desire to join this group of “churcher teens.” But given his options, he reluctantly signs on with the Mission League. The group heads off to Russia as agents-in-training. Spencer is a teen who tends to get into trouble at home, and it is no different in Russia. He soon learns that there is more mystery and intrigue to this Mission League than he could have imagined. Spencer discovers he has been given a special gift. He seeks to use this gift, landing him in dangerous situations. At the same time, he attempts to learn more about the secrets of his own family history.
The New Recruit is well written. The author has created a group of interesting and likeable characters. The story flows along and is interwoven with adventure and suspense which kept me turning the pages. I enjoyed following Spencer’s personal journey and look forward to the next book in the series.
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