Published by Task Force Press on April 22, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Romance / Suspense, Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Romance / Suspense, Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense, Fiction / World Literature / Africa / Nigeria
To save her, he must become the evil he fights.
Aftercare specialist Willow Metcalfe joined Mission: Liberate Everyone to help trafficking survivors navigate the healing process. When MiLE’s Obioma Compound is attacked by the Nigerian mafia, she’s taken hostage. Against nightmarish odds, she and the victims attempt an escape—and are thwarted.
A decade after leaving his beloved homeland, Chijioke “Chiji” Okorie returns to find his sister and fight for his own country. Believing a global trafficking ring behind her abduction and a string of kidnappings across Nigeria, he goes undercover to find the head of the serpent and his sister. Chiji is stunned to discover among the hostages a familiar face—a friend’s sister, Willow. The woman he vowed years ago to marry.
The man who has interfered with her escape attempts seems … familiar, kind—but Willow knows better. He reeks of the warrior ethos that has devoured many a good man. Engaged in an impossible battle and losing at every turn, Chiji is determined to complete his missions—all of them. Even if it kills him.
More Metcalfe Family thrillers:
Book 1: Stone
Book 2: Willow
Book 3: Range (coming soon)
Book 4: Brooke (coming soon)
Book 1: Nightshade
Book 2: Digitalis
Book 3: Wolfsbane
Book 4: Firethorn
Oh my WOW was this such a good read! I sat down only planning to read a few chapters, and ended up “one more chapter”-ing my way through the whole thing! Ronie Kendig sure knows how to write action and suspense in such a way that the pages can’t help but keep turning. The characters were incredibly well developed, and the setting was so vivid I felt as if I’d left my room and was standing right in the middle of Nigeria with them. Human trafficking is pure evil, and the author’s hope to call attention to the very terrifying reality of it through this series is evident (along with ways you can help in the author’s note). It’s clear she did her research, and it’s impossible to read this book without the characters gripping your heart. Wow. Just Wow. Read this one, seriously!!
*I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.