Visible Threat

Visible Threat

by Janice Cantore


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ISBN-13: 9781414375540
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2014
Series: Critical Pursuit Series , #2
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 690,685
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.88(d)

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Visible Threat

By Janice Cantore

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2014 Janice Cantore
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4143-7554-0


Officer Brinna Caruso rounded the corner just as the vehicle she'd come looking for pulled away from the curb. She'd know the car anywhere; the battered black Buick belonged to a registered sex offender named Henry Corliss. He'd been on her radar since his parole to the city of Long Beach three months ago with the designation of "high-risk offender." Her intuition had screamed that he would not be a model parolee, and today her suspicions were confirmed.

Corliss was wanted for abducting a young girl.

Brinna followed the Buick slowly, not wanting to spook her prey, wanting instead to stop him when her backup caught up with her. Three more units would be with her in minutes. Questions swirled through her mind: Had Corliss seen her? Did he know the police were onto him, or was his departure a coincidence? Where was the girl?

Even as she asked the last question, she knew the girl was most likely in the Buick. This sick puppy's MO was to transport victims to secluded areas. With that thought, just following the creep at a residential speed caused a jolt of adrenaline to slam through her, and she tightened her grip on the wheel.

"Where are you off to, Henry?" she said out loud to no one. Today she didn't even have her K-9 partner, Hero, with her to talk to. Rain had been falling steadily for two days, so even if there was a need for a K-9 search today, this weather would hinder a dog, and she'd left him home. The vehicle's wipers beat a high-s peed rhythm on the windshield, yet Brinna's view was still clouded by water.

She reached for her radio mike to inform dispatch and her backup that the suspect was on the move. The Buick slowed at a T intersection, and Brinna relaxed, thinking maybe Corliss's leaving when she showed up had been coincidental.

Her relaxation was short-1 ived. With a puff of smoke from the muffler, the battered vehicle accelerated rapidly to the left, rear wheels throwing up a cloud of water and steam, fishtailing on the wet streets. For a second Brinna anticipated the driver would lose control and crash. But the rear wheels caught and the car leaped away.

Brinna dropped the mike on the passenger seat and gave her black-and-white Ford Explorer as much gas as she dared, trying in vain to close the distance between her and the fleeing car. The rain seemed to fall harder, and the Buick flew through the next intersection against a red light. She knew it was Corliss behind the wheel, and he was not going to stop.

"No," Brinna yelled as she was forced to slow for the light, nearly stopping before it changed to green and she could accelerate through the intersection. As she reached out to pick up the dropped mike, she clicked on her lights and siren. The Buick widened the gap between them.

"King-44, the suspect vehicle left the location just as I arrived. He's westbound on Wardlow, approaching Orange." She spoke a little too loud, her voice ramped up because of the noise from the siren. "I'm in pursuit."

The vehicle extended its lead, making a wild, out-of-control left onto Orange. Brinna followed, frustrated as she was forced once again to slow. Her high-center-of-gravity SUV was no match for the more stable sedan on the wet roadway. The mixture of another siren caused her gaze to flicker across the rearview mirror. There was at least one assisting unit behind her.

"King-44, did you see the victim with the suspect?" Sergeant Rodriguez's voice crackled through the speaker.

Brinna smacked the wheel before responding. No, I didn't see her, but I know he's got her in the car was what her mind screamed. What she answered the sergeant with was a simple "Negative, just the suspect."

She again tossed the mike on the passenger seat as the Buick ran another red light and turned right onto Willow.

Corliss was the one and only suspect in the abduction of a local twelve-year-old girl, Nikki Conner. Two hours ago a 911 call had alerted police to the abduction and kicked off an intense search involving all of Long Beach and neighboring agencies in mutual aid. Corliss had been conversing with Nikki on the Internet, posing as a fourteen-year-old boy, complete with a fake Facebook page. They'd arranged to meet at a park. Fortunately Nikki had a friend who followed and watched the meeting from a distance. Her description of the abduction that transpired in the park—complete with photos snapped with a cell phone—was what led police to Corliss. And Brinna wasn't about to let him slip away.

The radio speaker exploded with unintelligible gibberish as several units tried to get on the air at the same time. Brinna tuned it out to concentrate on her driving, struggling to keep the suspect vehicle in sight while preventing her SUV from hydroplaning.

When the dispatcher deftly regained control of the air, Brinna heard Sergeant Rodriguez assign a unit to check the suspect's house. She started to ask Brinna for an update on her location but was cut off.

Brinna swerved around a slow vehicle as a high-pitched, nasal male voice came through loud and clear. Lieutenant Harvey. Brinna groaned. He was new to the watch; he'd just been promoted last week and he was by the book.

"King-44, this pursuit is not authorized. Weather conditions are too severe. Terminate immediately!"

Brinna kept after the Buick with a white-knuckled grip on the wheel. She'd feared this response from Harvey. A pursuit with the rain falling in buckets would never be approved except in the direst of circumstances. And someone like Harvey, a bean counter in a blue suit, would never agree with Brinna that this was the direst of circumstances. Henry Corliss had kidnapped a young girl.

Harvey would say: "We know who he is and where he lives; we'll get him."

Brinna would respond: "The girl is in danger now."

Harvey: "If she is in the car, you're endangering her by your pursuit. What if he crashes?"

Brinna: "I know him. You don't understand what he'll do to her if he's not stopped now."

All of this played in Brinna's mind as she raced over city streets on the suspect's tail. She heard Harvey continue to try to raise her on the radio, but she ignored him.

"The victim is not at the suspect's house," the unit assigned to check the residence announced on air when the lieutenant took a breath.

"Brinna." Sergeant Rodriguez's voice came over clear and calm, using her first name and not her call sign. Brinna flinched as she heard the pleading in her sergeant's voice, asking for her location. "What is your 10-20?"

They were downtown now, and the path of the Buick was more erratic, with the driver crossing to the wrong side of the street, moving perilously close to the Blue Line train tracks, not slowing for stop signs or red lights and nearly crashing every few seconds.

Brinna blew out a frustrated breath and pounded the wheel. She couldn't shut out Sergeant Rodriguez like she shut out Harvey. She clicked off her siren and picked up the mike.

"He's still heading south, now on Atlantic, crossing PCH." She kept following without the benefit of her light bar and noted that one assisting black-and-white stayed with her as well. It had to be Maggie and Rick.

"King-44,1 want that pursuit terminated and you to return to the station. Meet me in the squad room. Now!" Harvey was practically hysterical.

Just then the Buick slowed to make a tight right turn onto Tenth Street. Brinna finally had a chance to close some distance between them, and she took it, accelerating. Copying the next wild left he made on Magnolia, she pulled even closer. As a testament to her good fortune, even the rain seemed to be letting up, pounding drops giving way to a light shower. Lieutenant or no lieutenant, Brinna knew she couldn't quit yet.

She also knew Harvey had issued his order over the radio so it was clear and easily documented. But for Brinna, a young girl in danger mattered more than anything Lieutenant Harvey could say.

Brake lights flashed as the fleeing driver attempted to turn right onto the Seventh Street freeway on-ramp but couldn't; the ramp was closed for repairs. For the first time since the Buick had sped away from her, Brinna smiled. The vehicle fishtailed back onto Magnolia and continued south. Brinna knew that if he tried the Third Street ramp, he would be out of luck there as well. God bless Caltrans. The puke had finally made a mistake.

Sure enough, he made the same aborted turn attempt at the Third Street ramp, almost coming to a complete stop. For a moment Brinna thought she'd won. Off came the seat belt, and her hand gripped the door handle. But once more the driver of the Buick punched it, continuing south on Magnolia toward the harbor, with Brinna gaining ground.

They passed the police station and the main fire station before the driver made a final, crucial mistake. Standing water in a low spot on the street disguised the depth of the puddle. The vehicle never slowed as it approached the dip. The Buick hit the water hard, and the driver lost all control.

Brinna slammed her brakes as the black car spun out in front of her. The driver couldn't pull out of it, and with a sickening bang, the vehicle's back end hit a parked car, sending the driver's side careening around into another parked car, where it came to rest in a splash of water, steam, and amber and red plastic from the taillights.

Brinna flung her door open and hit the pavement at a full run, dodging the falling rain and the deep puddles. She saw movement as the driver slid to the passenger side and pushed the door open. He jumped out, cut between two parked cars, but Brinna was on him as he reached the sidewalk. She grabbed his shoulders and threw her weight into him, knocking him off his feet and into a planter. She managed to keep her balance and a hold of one of his arms.

"You're under arrest, Corliss. Stop resisting." Brinna almost lost her grip because both she and the suspect were drenched and muddy within seconds.

"Police brutality!" Corliss wailed.

"No audience here," Maggie yelled at the man as she appeared on Brinna's right and grabbed his other arm. Between them, they had Corliss handcuffed and sitting on the planter ledge in short order.

"Where's the girl?" Brinna demanded, hands on hips, glaring at the suspect through the rain, blood pumping, heart racing. A slight man with thinning hair and a sallow complexion, Corliss looked like a muddy, drowned rat and wouldn't meet her gaze.

"I want my lawyer."

Brinna caught Maggie's eye and shook her head. It was times like these she wished she could shake information out of uncooperative suspects. But she couldn't. She couldn't touch him or talk to him now that he'd cried for a lawyer, and he knew it.

"Rick's checking the car as we speak," Maggie said, and Brinna followed her gaze back to the Buick. "He also told dispatch where we are." She caught Brinna's eye and looked down her nose, lifting an eyebrow, an unspoken reprimand for Brinna's radio silence during the chase and a reminder that Brinna was in trouble. Harvey would not just drop the matter of her ignoring him. It would make no difference that the suspect was in custody.

"Hey." Rick stuck his head out of the suspect's car. "She's here, and she's okay!"

Brinna looked at Maggie and then at Corliss, whose head was down, rain dripping from his forehead.

"Go." Maggie waved toward the car. She pulled Corliss to his feet. "I'll put him in my car because he is most certainly going to jail."

Brinna hurried to the Buick and peered into the backseat. Nikki Conner had been tied up and wrapped in a blanket. As Rick loosened the rope and pulled the blanket from her face, she sobbed but appeared otherwise unharmed.

Brinna felt every negative emotion drain away. This was what mattered. The girl was safe, and the creep was in custody. Her throat clogged with emotion.

She looked up to see the lieutenant's car turn the corner, coming her way. Brinna folded her arms, ignoring the rain and her drenched uniform. Whatever the consequences for her now, it just didn't matter.


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Visible Threat 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
TamaraTilley More than 1 year ago
VISIBLE THREAT and CRITICAL PURSUIT are fast-paced novels that do a good job of balancing crime with camaraderie in the ranks of the Long Beach Police Department. VISIBLE THREAT-Officer Brinna Caruso is a K-9 handler known as the go-to cop when a child goes missing. Unfortunately, her gung-ho behavior has gotten her into hot water when she avoids direct orders because of the greater good. She doesn’t see herself as a rogue officer, she just has a hard time backing down when she knows a child is involved. Brinna’s behavior is a direct result of her own childhood. Abducted and molested at the age of six, Brinna champions children and does it with her canine companion, Hero. When she is knocked back to patrol duty due to disciplinary actions, Brinna is partnered with Jack O’Reilly, a former homicide detective who voluntarily stepped down from his duties due to the death of his wife. Not only is Brinna frustrated that she’s being disciplined due to actions that saved a little girl’s life, but she has strong concerns about Jack O’Reilly’s competency. Jack O’Reilly continues to struggle with the death of his wife. He knows he has to get on with his life, but he’s not sure he can handle homicide. He asks to be put back on patrol duty, but isn’t thrilled his partner is Brinna Caruso. She has a reputation for not following the rules, and since he wants a smooth re-entry back into police work, he’s concerned she will only cause trouble. While Brinna and Jack navigate their partnership, they slowly come to realize they both want the same thing. Justice. When a case presents itself with the same MO of the man who abducted Brinna, she and Jack must work together as a team, and finally put the man behind bars that stole Brinna’s childhood. CRITICAL PURSUIT–Brinna is in pursuit of a man she knows has abducted a young girl. Even though she’s been ordered not to pursue because of dangerous conditions, she puts her job on the line to save the girl. Once again, Brinna is in the hot seat. But more devastating than that is the fact that her K-9 duties might be coming to an end. With the possibility of funding being pulled, Brinna must deal with the prospect of having to go back to patrol. Last time she was partnered with Jack O’Reilly they actually ended up forging a deep friendship, but Jack has gone back to homicide, leaving her to wonder who she’ll be partnered with. Jack is getting back in the swing of things in homicide. Though when his mind wanders, it no longer goes to the death of his wife. His friendship with Brinna is constantly on his mind, and he thinks he’s ready to move on but wonders if she is. When he and his partner investigate a possible human trafficking ring, Brinna and her mother get involved. Jack is thrilled to be working with Brinna again, but when Brinna’s mom is kidnapped, things escalated to critical proportions. Both VISIBLE THREAT and CRITICAL PURSUIT are intelligently written by a former police officer. Not only are the crimes relevant but the insight to the camaraderie between officers is portrayed well, making the books not only interesting from the suspenseful side, but also from the personal side. I loved watching the slow progression of the relationship between Brinna and Jack. Usually, I don’t like when the hero and heroine are kept at arm’s length, but knowing Jack was recovering from the loss of his wife, made the timeline believable. I’m definitely a fan of Ms. Cantore’s work, and hope there are more installments
LoraineN More than 1 year ago
Like the first book in this series, this book was a page turner. I enjoyed catching up with Brinna and Jack as they work together to solve the mystery of the dead girl. I found this book better than the first because they also explore their feelings for each other. Nice romantic angle in the midst of the suspense. (Full review at my website)
Maciemollysdad More than 1 year ago
This books is an awesome follow-up to "Critical Pursuit"!!  I didn't want to put this book down either!!!  If you haven't ever read a book by Janice Cantore you should check her books out.  I am looking forward to reading all of her books.
J_PearsonJP More than 1 year ago
I liked the continuing story of Brinna and Jack from Critical Pursuit. I do suggest reading that before this one so you can really understand the characters but the suspense storyline is completely separate. This story is about Brinna and Jack and their investigation of a human trafficking ring. The topic is difficult but I felt that the author was realistic in her portrayal. While I rated the first of the series 5 stars, I would give this 4.5 overall. The suspense is a five but I was wishing Brinna's questioning of faith and spiritual growth was more developed instead of just questioning the "peace" that others in her life have so that is why I dropped the overall. I would recommend this to others.
iblog4books More than 1 year ago
What a great suspense novel! Janice Cantore is a former police officer, so her books always ring true. I felt that was even more the case with Visible Threat than her previous books. Visible Threat is fast-paced yet believable with the amount of action. I was intrigued by the human trafficking aspect as well, since that seems to be front and center with the media these days. There were a couple of places that I thought the explanations were a little trite. Wouldn't police officers be aware of human trafficking already? But the attention brought to this issue through this book was spot on. I enjoyed following Brinna Caruso through another harrowing journey. I hope there will be more books about her in the future! Fans of suspense will definitely enjoy this book! [4.5 stars]
kristen4mk More than 1 year ago
We catch up with Police Officer Brinna Caruso following the death of her nemesis, and although she is still the "Kid Crusader," in this book she is thrown into the fire surrounding the human trafficking industry. While helping with a rescue that leaves another officer permanently disabled and Brinna herself injured, they discover much more than they bargained for. The funding for Brinna's K-9 partner, Hero, has just been cut and she is concerned. Happily married and a mother of twins, specialty shop owner Magda Boteva has a secret that not even her husband knows - and she has been living in fear for far too long. She is just about to her breaking point - no matter the cost. Office Jack O'Reilly is moving past the death of his wife and may be beginning to have feelings for Brinna that are moving past friendship...but does she feel the same way? This is the second book about Brinna Caruso, written by real-life retired police officer Janice Cantore. You will enjoy the mystery, suspense, and behind the scenes police info you'll find in this book!
rlighthouse More than 1 year ago
Excellent Book! This was another exciting book about Brianna and her work with the police department. Brianna works with some fellow officers to save a young girl from drowning only to discover that she has the same identical tattoo as an earlier victim.  The girl is saved but an officer is injured and Brianna's own life is turning upside down. When it is discovered that the girl is part of a human trafficking ring Brianna works hard to protect her but at what cost to her own family?  This was an excellent book and hard to put down. 
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Visible Threat starts off on page one with action and continued on to the last page. I haven't read any of Janice Cantore's work before and I am now questioning why that is I loved the action, characters, mystery and suspense.  I think the story line is really good. I liked how Janice shows the awareness of human trafficking. How shocking that this happens in this country.  I look forward to reading more by this author and will adding her books to my wish list. 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Janice Cantore has done it again! Written a book that grabs and won't let go until you're done reading. She did a great job of showing the awfulness of human trafficking. Brinna, the police officer & main character, is passionate and driven without being unrealistically perfect. I'm hoping there's another book in the series.
LibrarianLauraJ More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. Since it's the second book in a series, the reader already knows the characters and can hit the ground running. I love Brinna--she's strong and capable but still a little too independent. I really like her determination to protect and to serve. The topic is a tough one--human trafficking. It's heartbreaking, and I thought the author handled the topic well. The action is fast, and I stayed up late to finish. Fans of Christian suspense/action will enjoy this one. I'm looking forward to the next one--especially to see what happens with Brinna and Jack. I like them a lot and like the pace of the relationship.
m_duncan1 More than 1 year ago
Amazing! I loved this book. This is the second book in the Critical Pursuit series, and it is just as good, if not better, than the first. The two books should definitely be read in order, otherwise some parts of this book may not make sense. I loved that this book spoke to the topic of human trafficking. It is a problem in today's society, but not one many people know a lot about, so it was nice to see a book touching on that topic, especially from a police officer's point of view. I loved that this book picked up almost right where the first left off and I felt like I hadn't missed anything. In the last book, Officer Caruso was just coming around to the idea of a relationship with Christ, and in this book, although she is further long in the process, she is still struggling with the question of "Why would God allow bad things happen to good people?" Which is where the main storyline comes into play. This book has a little bit of everything: adventure, faith, romance, and suspense. It is definitely book I would recommend to others!
Reli0 More than 1 year ago
This was another great book by Janice Cantore. She continues the story of Brinna, adding in a touch of romance along with Brinna's continual search for God. Brinna continues to wrestle with the question of how God can allow evil to happen in the world, but does have to realize that her abduction at the age of 6 made her into a much stronger, more compassionate police officer. In this book, she has to deal with her mother's abduction and starts to do a bit of praying on her own. I just really think Janice has an excellent style of writing and addresses issues that are prevalent today. It's scary to realize how much human trafficking is really going on even today. I will definitely pay more attention to this author.
BeccaCarter More than 1 year ago
Great suspense novel Another great suspense from Cantore! The action was great, the plot took some good turns to keep it interesting, and I liked the inclusion of more steps in Brinna’s faith-journey. A little romance didn’t hurt, either. ;) I look forward to any future novels with Brinna and her cop friends, and I’m planning to find the Pacific Coast Justice series as well. :)
JeanieMNJL More than 1 year ago
A suspense filled story about a young policewoman with the LBPD. Pursuit of the worst types, predators and human trafficking, doesn't stop at the end of shift. I plan to read more by this author.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Janice Cantore in her new book, “Visible Threat” Book Two in the Brinna Caruso series published by Tyndale House Publishers gives us another adventure with Officer Brinna Caruso. From the Back Cover:  Officer Brinna Caruso wants perfection—perfect justice and a perfect world. She wants to save and protect all the innocents in the world, no matter the cost. Orphaned and struggling to get by, Ivana and her sister left Bulgaria for America with dreams of a better life. But since they arrived in Long Beach, everything they were promised has turned out to be a lie. After a dead girl is found in the river with a mysterious tattoo on her hip, homicide detective Jack O’Reilly asks for Brinna’s help. Unaware of the depths of evil that will be uncovered, Brinna finds herself flung into a dangerous frontier—an organized human trafficking ring. I think the worst thing in the world that you can do to someone is to take away their freedom completely and buy and sell them on the underground market.  These people have been stripped of their identities and they have no hope.  It is into this world that Jack O’Reilly asks for Brinna’s help.  Now Jack, Brinna and her K-9 search and rescue dog, Hero are involved in an investigation that will test the limits of how far they can go to rescue these people.  “Visible Threat” is how you define exciting!  Ms. Cantore is a retired Long Beach California police officer of 22 years.  If anyone can write these kind of stories with authenticity and sheer excitement she most certainly can.  “Visible Threat” is a thriller with all kinds of excitement and danger.  Janice Cantore knows how to weave a captivating story with wonderful characters that breathe.  I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next book in this exciting 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.”
KMarkovich More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book! The writing and attention grabbing of this was outstanding – as well as the way a sensitive topic was broached without being graphic. Unfortunately it does deal with a subject, human trafficking which needs to have light brought on it but is not for the faint of heart – I wish it did not even exist. Officer Brina Caruso was kidnapped as a child. As an adult she wants nothing more than to save innocents. She unwittingly finds herself involved in a human trafficking case, which then becomes personal. Brina is also seeking God – desiring to know where He is in situations like this and why is there evil anyway. I love how her mother Rose continues to have peace and even says, “All any of us can control is how we respond when tough times come. This does not diminish God or his Sovereignty in my mind.” There were lots of really good conversations about God in this book – like, “If he is a good God, why would he stop something in your life that will make you stronger, make you a better person?” Great book! I highly recommend it for its fast paced, intriguing story with real questions being responded to by the characters.
AnotherBibliophile More than 1 year ago
Intense and Well Written! This book was hard to put down. The plot kept me fascinated, and the characters were likeable and sympathetic. The dangers were reflected with realism, and the police action was convincing. Janice Cantore does a great job with the camaraderie among officers and the ways they deal with stress. Brinna's soul-searching pervades the story, but it brings a continuity to it, while giving insight into this main character. I enjoyed this very much.
dhiggins4 More than 1 year ago
Wow! Janice Cantore has done it again! I am never disappointed with her books. This is Book #2 in the series of Brinna Caruso. In this book, Brinna gets tangled in the web of organized human trafficking ring. This book did not fail to disappoint in keeping my attention. It had suspense and a little romance. I highly recommend this book and any other book by Janice Cantore!
BeachNana8 More than 1 year ago
This exciting and well written book deals with the horrors of evil people tricking foreign women to accept their help to enter the United States and get a job only to find out they are slaves, forced into prostitution without any money coming to them and kept locked up. When one young girl dies trying to escape, the strange tattoo on her hip causes one police officer to investigate. The closer she gets to the truth, the more dangerous it becomes. Although fiction, this problem does actually exist according to our local police.
teenbooksjc More than 1 year ago
The second book in Janice Cantore's series, Visible Threat, follows Brinna as she finds herself caught up in a human trafficking ring. Brinna is a strong woman who was kidnapped as a child, which developed into a thirst and desire for justice against missing children. She's the person to call to find a kid who's gone missing. A young girl is found dead in a river with a tattoo on her hip, and Brinna begins the hunt for the killer, which will eventually lead her to more victims, Ivana and her sister, who left Bulgaria after promises they will work for rich Americans. However, they've had their heads filled with lies and soon find themselves part of the human trafficking ring. Fast-paced, exciting, and touching on the horrible topic of human trafficking, Cantore has created a wonderful story and character in Brinna and the others as well and brings to the light the cruel and evil issue of human trafficking. Don't miss it!
Miss_CindyH More than 1 year ago
Visible Threat is book two of the series staring Brinna and her K-9 Partner, Hero.  In most ways it picks up where the first book Critical Pursuit left off.  You could probably read it without having read the first, but why?  Brinna is driven to take predators off the streets.  She has always focused on those kidnapped, as she was a victim as a child.  However in Visible Threat, Brinna finds herself facing a different predator.  Visible Threat deals with human trafficking.  So often we feel that it happens elsewhere.  The reality is, it's happening all over.  Maybe even in your town. Brinna's faith continues to be challenged.  She wants to know how a God good, let's bad things happen.  Cantore does not give a pat answer.  Jack and Brinna continue to develope as well.  I'm sure we've not seen the last of Brinna... 
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
Brinna Caruso is an amazing cop with a hunger to catch the criminals, especially those who target children. She has an aggressive attitude and is a very good cop. Even though sometimes her ways go against her superior. She struggles with how can a God who loves us allow bad things to happen to good people. Will she ever be able to understand what God is showing her? Once the case she is working on turns personal can she find a way to save those she loves the most? And will her co-worker be able to get over the loss of his wife and find a relationship with her? This book is action packed with twist and turns in all the right places. It has just enough romance and some hard to deal with issues. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading contemporary, fiction (which could be no-fiction), police type books. I won this book in a contest on the authors blog. I was not asked to write a review but count it a privilege and look forward to reading more by Janice cantor.
hannah97 More than 1 year ago
Visible Threat by Janice Cantore was AMAZING!! If you've read any of my other reviews on her books then you'll already know how much I love her writing. All of her books are on my favorite shelf right next to my other favorite Christian Crime fiction authors like Dee Henderson. If you love Dee's books your sure to love Janice's books. They're wonderful!  I really love the characters that Janice brings to life in her books and the very real problems those characters face. I also love the fact that while there is some romance in her books it doesn't overwhelm the story like it sometimes does in other books. All in all I LOVED Visible Threat so it'll be no surprise when I say I give it 5 stars :)
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cjjc6 More than 1 year ago
I am quite upset and frustrated that I searched and found the 1st two books written bt Janice Cantore just a  few years ago and and paid  quite abit more money for the books...only to have discovered that Critical Pursuit and Visible Threat were re prints of  Kelvar Heart and  Heart of Justice....thanks Tyndale  House Publisher, Inc.  AND Janice Cantore.