AT WHAT COST, VENGENCE?
CIA sniper Hanna Braver never missed an enemy target, nor did she miss Confession after pulling the trigger, but when the courts acquit her sister’s killer in a fixed trial, she leaves Afghanistan for home with a new mission, and a new target. Upon her return, she finds her Catholic Faith standing in her way. Her love of family clashes with her love of God, and if she pulls the trigger to commit murder, will God forgive her yet again? Or will hypocrisy condemn her to Hell.
It’s her choice.
It’s her Soul.
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Hanna Braver is a sniper for the CIA. Although she is very religious, so has no problem killing people during a time of war. But when she returns from Afghanistan, she returns home to the torture and murder of her sister. If that wasn’t bad enough, the man that killed her sister is left free. Hanna is now torn. She has her CIA handler that has plans for her. She has her family and everything that has been thrown to the wind. And then there is God. How could he abandon her sister in her time of need? How can she kill the one that needs to die if it is against God’s word? This is an amazing story. Hanna is a sniper and kills people for her job but it is justified since it is during a time of war. But, in a time of peace, the man that killed her sister needs to be put down and Hanna is torn with killing is against the Lord. But there is so much more happening than just this internal battle. I really loved this book. It makes you think about the injustice of the world, vigilante justice, and how important a belief system can be for a person. There is no cliff hanger but I love how there is the possibility of more books to come. I really enjoyed this book and recommend everyone check it out. You will not be disappointed. I received The Lesser Sin from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
It’s been many years since I’ve read a book that was at the same time captivating yet disturbing, violent yet compassionate. DB Corey’s. The Lesser Sin kept me up at night needing to see what was coming next, and would wake me from a nightmare about Daemon. The character development in this novel is outstanding and Corey’s writing can easily be compared with that of John Sanford, Michel Connelly and even Patricia Cornwell. The way this book ends leads me to believe that we will hear from Hanna again in a sequel to The Lesser Sin. There are a lot of subtleties in this book that may raise a few eyebrows, particularly when Corey writes about the inadequacies of our justice system and rules of law. Personal beliefs aside, the longer you let these ideas roll around in your head, the more they begin to click. While I do not condone vigilante justice, nor do I believe Hanna’s way is ideal, I do believe that change is needed. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a genuinely good thriller full of suspense, intrigue, and a truly believable story line. I can only hope this is only the tip of the iceberg for a very good author.
Hanna Braver is a CIA sniper. Raised in a Catholic home, she's never felt that it was against God's wishes that she kill during a time of war. However, when the man who tortured and murdered her sister is acquitted because of a rookie cop's error, she leaves Afghanistan and heads for home. Hanna is so conflicted. On one hand, she wants to kill the man who slaughtered her sister. On the other hand, it is a mortal sin should she kill for revenge. As she makes her decision, there are three very adversaries in her life. One is a detective who understands why she's doing this, but knowing that he also has his job to do. Another is the CIA Deputy Director who has his own agenda for Hanna. And then there is God, who she feels has abandoned her as He abandoned her sister. This is a riveting story of good vs evil ... making choices ... living with the consequences of your own actions. While there is a good amount of religious talk, this is not a 'preachy' book. The book is extremely well written. Hanna is such a great character .... the reader understands her dilemma from the start, but in some ways you cheer her on hoping she does find some kind of peace by getting rid of the human monster who is still out there, and taking more women. There were two areas that I, personally, did not care for. I am a girly-girl, so reading several pages of putting a car together with all those strange car parts, was a bit boring. Another place I skipped over most was the detail about guns. I don't find that interesting .... but I still could not put the book down until the very last page. There is no cliff-hanger as such, but it definitely leaves room for a follow-up. The Lesser Sin is a very compelling story and highly recommended. Many thanks to the author who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.