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ABOUT THE BOOKTitle: Hidden Danger Series: Guardians Unleashed #1 Author: Jerusha Agen Publisher: SDG Words Release Date: November 8, 2021 Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense The greatest threat to this K-9 team is the one they don’t see coming. Cora Isaksson’s guilt has shadowed her life ever since drugs ensnared her brother and he disappeared. When Bradley suddenly returns, Cora and her narcotics detection K-9 are thrust into a battle against the drug cartel that wants him back. DEA Special Agent Kent Thomson has his own personal reasons for bringing justice to the cartel. Cora and her drug-sniffing K-9 will only get in his way. Or are they assets that will enable him to right the wrongs of the past? When the cartel targets Cora, she and Kent join forces with her teammates at the Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency to end the cartel before it ends her. They’re prepared for danger, but when more lives than their own hang in the balance, can they trust God for the rescue that’s out of their reach? PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | IndieBound | Christianbook | BookBub
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Imagine a group of exceptional women who are trained with unusual skills ranging from leadership, sharpshooting, emergency medical training, negotiation, and personal defense. Then, add in their trained K-9 dogs of various breeds, who can sniff out drugs, spot an attacker, defend their handlers, and more. Also, one more thing: the team is committed to each other’s success, survival, encouragement, and continued growth.
Add all of those things together and you’ll have the Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency. And, I have to say, they are AWESOME.
In recent years, I have been deeply inspired by the strong women that Hollywood seems to be finally putting in movies. Especially in the Marvel films, I have loved Captain Marvel from the film of the same name; Okoye in Black Panther; Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow; T’Challa’s younger sister Shuri, also from Black Panther; and Monica Rambeau from the Wandavision series. And Pepper Potts and Maria Hill from the Avengers franchise. I absolutely loved and was captivated by not only their physical strength, but by their humor, their love, their willingness to use their powers for great good, so to speak. I am definitely something of a Marvel fangirl, but seeing strong women be so influential in these films stirred something in my soul.
Because I really believe that the world can use strong women. (Even though I will talk in a moment about a Scripture that also supports us when we aren’t strong.)
So, Phoenix (yes, she’s a woman) and her agency of women who provide investigative, protective, and security services really captured my heart. And yet, in the midst of these women who can do so much, is Cora. She’s physically beautiful, she works together with her dog Jana (a trained K-9) to detect hidden drugs being transported; yet probably couldn’t take down an attacker with her own brute strength. (I’m pretty sure she doesn’t have any brute strength.)
What she can do is detect their drugs, via Jana; and to capture them in conversation, and by the power of the Holy Spirit as she speaks to them about their choices, their families, and the good God has for them in spite of the bad they have done; those are moments that can be influential in a forever-kind of way. I’m not quite certain about her spiritual gifts, but she has seen God work miracles in hardened hearts. Even with cartel members.
DEA Special Agent Kent Thomson has been trying to break a cartel for years. He gets caught up in Cora’s life in a drug detection moment gone wrong, and is able to see her shared witness and conversation with criminals firsthand. (Although he is sort of impressed, he dismisses it as anything he’d want to adopt. He’s all about strength and outwitting his opponents.)
But going up against a cartel is always dangerous, possibly fatal, and sure to bring a cascade of jeopardy not only against those fighting against them, but against their loved ones. And there is danger that Cora and Kent, and even their own families, have heading for them. Cora has her faith to stand upon, but for years she has also relied heavily on her own abilities, her own actions, what she “should” have done to keep this or that bad event from happening. She freely applies God’s grace to others, but she has a heavy checklist for herself, forgetting that God can work even and amazingly in situations where His people don’t have strength. And Kent? He keeps dismissing her faith even as he is drawn to her.
But there’s a time coming when that faith might be all that can save them. And they might just discover that there can be strength found in weakness. (So no spoilers on that verse I mentioned earlier; but I’ll give you a hint: it has to do with St. Paul.)
Don’t miss Jerusha Agen’s Hidden Danger. I loved it, I loved its characters (and dog characters!). The author writes a fantastic faith-filled suspense thriller and I highly recommend it. As for me, I’m going back to read her Rising Danger, the prequel to this book!
Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.