Fear No Evil

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With his father in a nursing home and his mother needing support, former Great Smoky Mountains park ranger Lincoln Vailes moves to the bayou town of Eternal Springs, Louisiana, to become a police officer. Recent college graduate and eager social worker Jade Laurent has also moved there to try and right the wrongs of an abusive past. But someone is running her car off the road and pointing guns in her direction. As Lincoln investigates her case, he uncovers ties to big-city gang ...

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With his father in a nursing home and his mother needing support, former Great Smoky Mountains park ranger Lincoln Vailes moves to the bayou town of Eternal Springs, Louisiana, to become a police officer. Recent college graduate and eager social worker Jade Laurent has also moved there to try and right the wrongs of an abusive past. But someone is running her car off the road and pointing guns in her direction. As Lincoln investigates her case, he uncovers ties to big-city gang warfare up north that appears to be making its evil way down south.

Acclaim for Fear No Evil:

"An exceptionally well-plotted and readable novel that will keep readers turning pages far into the night."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805449815
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 344
  • Sales rank: 803,409
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Caroll has authored eleven previous books including the critically acclaimed Deliver Us From Evil. She gives back to the writing community by serving as conference director for American Christian Fiction Writers. A proud southerner, Robin lives with her husband, three daughters, and one precious grandson in Arkansas.
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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Highly Recommend!

    Great read , couldn't put it down!

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  • Posted June 8, 2011

    great read.

    I read this book in about 3 days.. well.. i started reading it and put it down for a few days.. when i picked it back up i couldn't stop reading it.. great puzzle.. great plot..

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

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    No Matter How Far You Try to Run, You Can't Outrun Your Past!

    Rival gangs the Pantheras and the Heathen's Gate have been at each other in Philly for years. Ever since Angel convinced Guerrero to join after learning that he had no family left. Struggling for an outlet and spending years running on the street from his past, Guerrero works his way up in the Panthera gang until he is finally Presidente!

    Now however the Mafia family is involved wanting both gangs to pay taxes on the drugs they've been selling on the street and when the Panthera's resist, there will be a price to pay.

    Jade Laurent has spent her life trying to find hope in a seemingly desperate world she sees in her job as a social worker. Not only does she refuse to maintain a professional business relationship with her clients but when dealing with wives who have been abused by their husbands, she realizes she must do all she can to help, even if it means risking her job.

    When Jade gets a little too close for comfort with a woman named Doreen and her daughter Cassidy, Doreen's drunk husband makes a personal threat to Jade that she will pay for sticking her nose in his families business.

    In the latest novel by Robin Carroll, Fear No Evil, we learn how much our past is still very much a part of our lives no matter how far we try to run. We are taken into the lives of Guerrero and Jade, in two very different situations and see how trying to avoid dealing with difficult situations from our past can affect the lives of the people we involve in our present day lives. This book is an edge of your seat thrill ride from the very first page and will leave you completely breathless til the final page.

    I received Fear No Evil by Robin Carroll compliments of NetGalley and B & H Publishing Group for my honest review. This one rates a 5 out of 5 stars for the action adventure thrill ride you will find yourself on from the very first page of the book. For those of you looking for a great Christian Suspense Crime Fiction, then this is the book for you! This book is available in paperback and eBook Reader formats!

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

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    A Book With Take Home Value

    I purchased this book at the ACFW Conference in Indianapolis, IN last year. I had read Deliver Us From Evil the year before and knew I liked Robin's writing. I was not disappointed. Although the main thread of this story revolves around big city gang warfare, I was interested in the thread of domestic violence which the heroine of the story addresses with social worker Jade Laurent. According to Wikipedia domestic violence is a serious, preventable public health problem affecting more than 32 million Americans, or over 10% of the U.S. population. Robin is a master story teller with well rounded characters. I could not put the book down until I had turned the last page.

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

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    exciting and fast-paced

    Officer Lincoln Vailes came to the small town of Eternal Springs, Louisiana, to help take care of his ailing father. What he never expected was to be dealing with flooding in the aftermath of a hurricane or for dead bodies to start showing up left and right.

    Social worker Jade Laurent has secrets in her past that make her even more passionate about helping the battered women and kids that her job brings into her life. Because of her past, she doesn't have room for a man in her life, not even the handsome officer who keeps showing up in the nick of time.

    When the violence surrounding Jade escalates, she and Lincoln are thrown together in the fight of their lives. Will they survive? Will they fall in love?

    Robin really brings the reader into this book by using really strong descriptives about the setting. One of my favorites was when she describes the humidity as making the hero feel as if his dress suit is a wetsuit. Yikes! She does a great job of making you feel you are *there*, right in the story.

    The author also keeps the pace of the story fast - but not too fast - so that the reader is drawn into the action. I really had a hard time putting this book down. The mystery/gang storyline is woven in throughout the small-town storylines in a way that keeps the reader guessing and interested.

    The love story in this romantic suspense was deftly handled and draws the reader in to that part of the book. Overall, this is a quality read. Recommended.

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  • Posted October 4, 2010

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    The Fingers of Evil Have No Boundaries...

    Tangled webs of deception are skillfully woven into this dramatic and vivid story. "Small town living" is considered a safe haven, but the unthinkable often lurks around the corner. The writing has a good flow and is easy to follow. The two-sided story will open your heart to truth you wish you didn't learn, for this fiction could be someone's reality. Fear No Evil is filled with passionate characters who take their jobs to the limit and beyond. Visualize the chaos, feel the fear and watch the struggle for survival as evil slithers into Eternal Springs. Be sure and lock your doors!

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  • Posted September 9, 2010

    Interesting Inspirational Crime/Mystery!

    FEAR NO EVIL by Robin Caroll is a inspirational crime/mystery novel set in Louisiana. It is the follow up to Deliver Us From Evil but can be read as a stand alone. It is well written with twists, turns, depth and details. It has faith, gang activity, light romance, murder, evil, Alzheimer's and its effects on the families, terror, on the edge of your seat drama and mystery. The characters are easy to follow, strong, has faith, a park ranger turned police officer, and a social worker who takes her job seriously. If you enjoy mystery, drama, small town drama and sweet beginning of romance you will enjoy this one. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at B/H Publishing and My Book Addiction and More.

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  • Posted August 11, 2010

    Fear No Evil

    Fear No Evil is a crime/mystery novel set in Louisiana. I have not read the first book in this series, Deliver Us From Evil, but this book is perfectly fine as a standalone.

    Lincoln Vailes is a likeable character as a Smokey Mountains park ranger turned Eternal Springs police officer. Lincoln's faith is being tested as he tries to accept the Alzheimer's disease overtaking his father, a former pastor. Jade is a new social worker helping abused woman and children, but her past comes back to haunt her in the form of gang activity.

    Just locating the story in an interesting area isn't always enough. Having grown up in Louisiana, I would have appreciated more description of the sights, scents, and feel of the area. But the mystery story is interesting and also has a light romance.

    I especially appreciate that the main characters are men and women of faith, and the book contains scripture intermingled with the story. You will, however, see the end coming from five miles away! Even so, it is an enjoyable read.

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  • Posted August 8, 2010

    Follow-up to Deliver Us from Evil has great heroine

    Fear No Evil by Robin Caroll is the follow-up to Deliver Me from Evil. Lincoln Vailes is recovering from both a gunshot wound that damaged his knee and a broken heart from his best friend Brannon marrying another man. He's left the forest service to work as a police officer in Louisiana in order to heal his wounds and be with his father who is deteriorating from Alzheimer's in a nursing home. When a series of strange murders happen in the small town, Jade Laurent, a social worker who tends to get too involved with her cases, seems to be connected to them all. Lincoln and Jade have to figure out how her past has caught up with her while exploring their feelings for each other. The two have great chemistry in each scene as they fight and then can't stop thinking about each other. I was a bit disappointed in the plot about Jade's past; the ending was broadcast from the very beginning. But there's a strong message of faith and learning to trust in God, no matter how bad things appear, and Jade is a terrific heroine. Hopefully the next book will be back up to the quality of the first.

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  • Posted July 31, 2010

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    Fear No Evil

    I found this story interesting. Jade is a young social worker who is trying to make a difference in the world after her own experience in life. She really puts her heart on her sleeve and we learn a lot about her through out this whole ordeal. Then, there is Lincoln, he use to be a park ranger and quit to move closet to his parents. He is now a police officer of the small town in Louisiana where the story takes place. Lincoln is trying to make sense of what is going on with his father having Alzheimer's disease and his faith is tested through out the book. One of Lincoln's cases involves Jade. It starts off with one of Jade's clients in trouble and they think the bad guys are them. Are they really or are they after Jade? It is humorous at times to see how Jade and Lincoln interact with each other. This is a great mystery to read with a hint of romance.

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  • Posted July 13, 2010

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    Fear No Evil

    Lincoln Vailes, is home. Back in Louisiana where his parents live. He has returned home to help his mom with his ailing father. A minister all his life, now Lincoln's dad is facing the horrible disease of Alzheimer's. It is hard to see him not in his right mind. This illness has definitely taken its toll on the Vailes family, Lincoln's father is not himself, raging in the disease, Lincoln's faith is tested to near the breaking point, and his poor mother is tired.

    Jade Laurent (Santiago) is a social worker fresh out of college, with a mission to save all abused wives and children. Her past gives her a passion for the abused wives, and she is serious about her job. Perhaps too serious, allowing herself to become emotionally and personally intangled in a ongoing case.

    Someone is in the small town of Eternal Springs Lousiana, on a mission to do harm to Jade, and Lincoln, as a police officer on the small town force is determined to find out who it is and why they want to hurt her. What he doesn't expect, however is to loose his heart to the fiesty young social worker. Now it is personal, whoever is trying to hurt Jade has to be exposed. Will exposing that person lead to Jade's death? Will she survive the terror that has been planned against her?

    This book was an attention grabber. I started this book late at night, my first mistake, and ended up reading into the wee hours of the morning. I had to finish it. I could not put it down. Robin Caroll, who I already enjoyed reading from her previous book Deliver Us From Evil (which Lincoln Vailes was also in that book) once again proved herself as an author with the ability to keep me on the edge of my seat. Throw in the fact that she is a fellow Arkansan, and she moves right to the top of my list of favorite authors. Definitely a book to read this summer! 320 pages $14.99 US 5 stars.

    This book was provided by B & H Publishing for review purposes only. No payment was received for this review.

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