Avenged

Avenged

by Janice Cantore
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Avenged by Janice Cantore

When Officer Carly Edwards finds three young gangbangers shot execution style, she and her husband, Sergeant Nick Anderson, head of the gang unit, fear Las Playas may be on the verge of a gang war. The Las Playas PD is put on high alert as tensions escalate between rival gangs, especially after Carly confiscates weapons from a gang leader and learns they were stolen from a military base along with explosive devices.

But something isn’t adding up, and Carly suspects there might be more going on. As she prepares to testify at a major trial, Carly’s reputation is shredded by a reporter apparently trying to discredit her professionally. Facing pressure on all fronts, Carly must rely on faith and trust God in a deeper way during one of the biggest struggles of her career. Tyndale House Publishers

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ISBN-13: 9781414358499
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Series: Pacific Coast Justice Series , #3
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.95(d)

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Avenged 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
BertWJ More than 1 year ago
Avenged just follows the first two of the series with a very rapid action of a female cop on the Pacific coast. A must read.
Virginia76 More than 1 year ago
Police officer Carly and her husband, a police sergeant, investigate what appears to be a gang war. As the evidence mounts, the police department realizes something more is going on than just gang related activity. I thought this book was very good and a nice conclusion to the series. The story was fast paced and kept my attention. Looking forward to the author's next series.
kristen4mk More than 1 year ago
The third (and final) book in the Pacific Coast Justice series featuring Officer Carly Edwards.  In this installment, gang relations take on a new look in Las Playas, as the mystery surrounding three gangbangers who were shot execution style may not be as straightforward as it appears. Carly is also facing the possibility of a shift in her career - she has been offered a Fed job and is torn between the city that she loves and the possibility of making a different impact with the task force.  She and husband Nick continue to grow closer and learn how to communicate better, avoiding some of the problems they faced before, and Carly grows closer to God. This was an enjoyable series, written by retired Police Officer Janice Cantore.  I liked all three books, but the similar titles and time between reading each installment affected my memory in tying them together a bit more, I think.  If you can read them in order - without a large time lapse!- I believe you will get much more out of them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had read the first book in this series. But I didn't realize that there were two more. I didn't read book two, but now have read one and three. While I enjoyed this book, I was tired of hearing how beautiful Nick's sparkling blue eyes are. Good story, full of action. A pretty fast read as well.
AnotherBibliophile More than 1 year ago
Excellently Written, Realistic, Great Plot, Believable Characters. I enjoyed this book for the exciting action and realistic scenarios, and very much appreciated the author’s talent for keeping it clean while writing a crime thriller. I felt her characters were quite believable and likeable. I really became involved in the story, and the people. This is the third in the series, but better than the first one and as good as the second. Books 1 and 2 may not be necessary to enjoy this book, but I get more out of series books by reading them in sequence. Janice Cantore kept the suspense going and included great plot twists- she kept me guessing. She tied up loose ends and gave a satisfying conclusion. The same held true for all 3 stories. This is also a very good portrayal of people of faith, their careers, their beautiful marriage, and how to handle impatience and differences of opinion with calm discussions and prayer.
ajilloftrades More than 1 year ago
When I began reading this book, I thought I was reading the first in the series. Once I realized it is actually book #3, it made more sense why I didn't understand some of the details mentioned. None of those details were so significant that they took away from this book. I recommend starting at the beginning, though. I enjoyed following the main character, Carly, through her daily life as a police officer. The author, having been a law enforcement agent herself, gives great insight into the mind of an officer and the struggles and emotions they go through on a regular basis. Carly works in an area outside of L.A. where two rival gangs seem to be on the verge of a war. The story begins with the execution-style shooting of three gang bangers. As she fights to uncover the truth, her credibility and ethics are publicly questioned by news reporter. She must learn to rely on God to help her through the case she is working and her personal battle with the reporter who is trying to shred her reputation to pieces.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Between the children using this as a chat room and the plot spoilers with their book report revealing the entire book there isnt much reviews. I wish bn would stop these long winded plot spoilers from revealing the entire book. You flag it but they dont do anything about it. I'll bet if the publishers know these ppl where revealing every detail in their so called reviews, costing sales, they just might think twice about giving away these free books for these free and unbiased reviews these plot spoilers are so quick to post. Hey, plot spoilers, please think of other readers before you go revealing the entire book. We would like to read it and be surprised, not already know what happens. Just because you got it for free does not give you the right to spoil it for everyone else. Be considerate, ok?
TamaraTilley More than 1 year ago
AVENGED, the third installment in the Pacific Coast Justice series, wraps up with a bang. Literally. As Officer Carly Edwards gets prep to testify at the trial of a cop killer, three gang members are shot execution style. When a trunk load of weapons is confiscated from known gang members, Carly and her husband, Sgt. Nick Anderson—head of the Las Playas gang unit—fear a gang war is in the making. When it is discovered the weapons were stolen from a military base, along with explosives, the La Playas PD prepares for the worse. When Carly has a run-in with an ex-con, she thinks nothing of it. Even though he took a swing at her, he’s a family member of Carly’s friend, and she lets him go as a favor. Unfortunately, from that point on Carly is embroiled in one bad situation after another. The ex-con files a complaint against Carly and a noted reporter accuses Carly of being a dirty cop and sets out to ruin her reputation. That’s when Carly realizes something isn’t adding up. In fact, she’s convinced it’s all a set-up. If she is discredited before she testifies in the upcoming trial, a cop killer could get off. Trying to figure out the missing pieces, both Carly and Nick put their lives on the line, praying they aren’t too late. AVENGED was a multi-plot novel that kept me turning page after page. There’s not too much I can say without being a spoiler. Gangbangers and drive-by shootings, activists and demonstrations, a slanderous reporter, and friends being bullied by their ex-con brother—so many things going on at the same time, and they all seem to be connected to Carly. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the stories unfold and the connections being made. This was a great crime drama, with a lot of players to keep straight, but as I stated in my previous reviews of ACCUSED and ABDUCTED, the romance is very understated. You sense the love Carly and Nick have for each other, but they share very few scenes. I’ve really enjoyed Janice Cantore’s novels and the precision in which she writes. I will continue to seek out her books in the future.
Maciemollysdad More than 1 year ago
What an awesome book to conclude the Pacific Coast Justice series with (at this time this is the last book but I hope there are more to come!!!).  Janice Cantore did a great job with this series.  You could feel the pages come alive with the story of Nick & Carly.  I could easily see these books being turned into a movie series.  I can't wait to read more Cantore books in the future!!!
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givemethebible More than 1 year ago
I think I probably would have enjoyed this book more if I had actually read the first two books in the series! The characters were well-developed and realistic. The story itself was interesting and took enough twists that I did not know exactly how it would end before I read that far.
AlaskanTebowFan More than 1 year ago
"Avenged" continues the story of California police officer, Carly Edwards in this third book of the "Pacific Coast Justice Series". I read the first book, "Accused" but missed the second, "Abducted," and I did feel a little lost from time to time. So, for that reason, I would say this would not be a standalone book, but rather you need the background of the previous two to understand the story arc and conclusion of "Avenged."  That being said, Janice Cantore wrote another great, engaging novel here in "Avenged" and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a great action-packed storyline with the crime fighting going on, but also a good amount of spiritual lessons and Biblical application, which I love. As a reviewer of the book, I don't think I need to give another synopsis of the plot, but rather my takeaway from it, and I feel like a Scripture passage from Psalm 62 included halfway through the book really says it all: "My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge." It's a lesson that the main characters, Carly and her husband Nick, along with a number of secondary characters, learn along the way in "Avenged." It doesn't mean that everything goes smoothly in the book or that everyone lives "happily ever after," but rather that in this life, learning to trust is vital and the only way to truly survive and live, whether that's a long life here on this earth or not, as true life is that of eternal life secure in Christ, which no man can snatch away.  Cantore writes so descriptively that your imagination is able to make the book come to life, to the extent that your heart rate will increase during the intense scenes as you struggle to survive. ;-) However, I also appreciate the fact that Ms. Cantore doesn't feel the need to be overly graphic in the more violent scenes, but gives you just enough info to know what's going on but not too much to make you sick (unlike one of the books by Mel Odom I reviewed recently).  Overall, I give "Avenged" 4 stars as I book I really enjoyed and would recommend to those looking for an action-packed story to captivate them. My hesitancy to give it a full 5 stars is just for the fact that its not a standalone book, and thus not necessarily for everyone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very quick paced Christian police mystery thriller. Although I did enjoy it, I found it was a little difficult getting into the story and then since it had a lot of different characters, some of whom had multiple names, it was hard to follow. It also was definitely the third book in the series and it seemed to draw a lot from the previous books. But, I did enjoy reading it!
dhiggins4 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Janice Cantore did it again! This is the 3rd book in the Pacific Coast Justice Series. This book follows Carly Edwards. At the beginning of the book, she finds 3 gangbangers shot. Her and her husband, Nick, try to find out what happened and why these 3 gangbangers were shot so violently. Things aren't adding up. Nothing makes sense. But Carly is determined to find out what really happened. This book has suspense throughout the whole book. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end. I would highly recommend this book to everyone especially those who like inspirational suspense/thrillers. Janice Cantore has become one of my favorite authors.
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VicG More than 1 year ago
Janice Cantore in her new book, "Avenged" Book Three in the Pacific Coast Justice series published by Tyndale House Publishers brings us another adventure with Detective Carly Edwards. From the Back Cover: When Officer Carly Edwards finds three young gangbangers shot execution style, she and her husband, Sergeant Nick Anderson, head of the gang unit, fear Las Playas may be on the verge of a gang war. The Las Playas PD is put on high alert as tensions escalate between rival gangs, especially after Carly confiscates weapons from a gang leader and learns they were stolen from a military base along with explosive devices. But something isn't adding up, and Carly suspects there might be more going on. As she prepares to testify at a major trial, Carly's reputation is shredded by a reporter apparently trying to discredit her professionally. Facing pressure on all fronts, Carly must rely on faith and trust God in a deeper way during one of the biggest struggles of her career. Get ready for excitement as Carly Edwards runs into an escalating war. Someone has stolen enough explosives to blow quite a big crater out of Las Playas. There was what looks like an execution style killing of three gangbangers. Now it looks as if the person responsible for the theft of military weapons and explosives from the military base wants revenge. And Carly needs to find out who that person is before her whole city literally blows up. Ms. Canore is a retired Long Beach California police officer of 22 years. She did what she now makes Carly do and her experience shines through the pages. "Avenged" is a thriller with all kinds of excitement and danger. It is also a romance as Carly and Nick are trying to make their new marriage work. Janice Cantore knows how to weave a captivating story with wonderful characters that breathe. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the new series from Ms. Cantore. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy reading, great for a rainy day. Enjoyed the plot but the religious references were too intrusive to the story.
poppaDS More than 1 year ago
This story has a lot of realism because the author was a policewoman in Long Beach where it takes place. It takes some interesting twists and is enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked how the book was suspensful and grabbed my attention right from the start. I also kind of liked that it didn't have all the sex in it. Don't get me wrong I don't mind that type of stuff every now and again but sometimes it get's to be to much. So to have a suspensful and wholesome book at the same time was awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hadn't read Janice Cantore before, now I look for her books. Does the Nook "National" Library have more of her ebooks? I am especially looking for #1 Accused and #2 Abducted of the Pacific Coast Justice Series.
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