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.
Janice Cantore’s new book Visible Threat is the second book in her newest series. Let me just get this off my chest now, I loved this book. This book was an awesome combination of contemporary storytelling, tough topics, and developing relationships. Now I will tell you right away that if you haven’t read the first book in the series don’t worry, it can stand alone.
Visible Threat jumps right back in to Brinna’s story and let me tell you I was hooked within the first six pages. Brinna is incredibly likable and I just couldn’t help relating to her. (Despite the fact that I am not a cop 😉 ) Her love for her job and the kids she wanted to help seemed real. Her relationship with her mom Rose had problems but they were working through them. I loved the way Brinna related to her best friend Maggie. Reminded me of how my best friend and I speak to each other.
Brinna relationship with Jack made me smile. In the first book of the series Jack has to work through getting over his wife’s death. (Don’t worry that isn’t a spoiler) In Visible Threat we continue seeing growth in how Brinna and Jack interact and it doesn’t disappoint. I did like how Jack could be a sounding board for Brinna when it came to her struggles with her faith. It is always good to see a male character lifting up a women instead of tearing her down.
The roughest part of the whole book is of course the main plot. It deals with human trafficking. Don’t worry that isn’t spoiling anything, but if you have a soft heart for a topic like this it could tear you up a bit. The main victim we learn about is Ivana. She has a depth to her character, and I loved how she eventually overcame her fear.
Cantore deserves credit for this amazing book. I am not sure if there will be another in this series but if there is I will definitely be reading it. I also look forward to going back and reading her other series.
I received this book from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for my honest review.