cover image Word of Honor

Word of Honor

Hallee Bridgeman. Revell, $17.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-8007-4021-4

The suspenseful second entry in Bridgeman’s Love and Honor series (after Honor Bound) follows former college sweethearts as they pursue a cadre of ecoterrorists. After getting taken hostage and watching her partner, Jack, burn alive, FBI special agent Lynda Culter is assigned to the inter-agency task force hunting down the ecoterrorists responsible. The search leads Lynda to Turkey, where she’s surprised to be joined by Sgt. Bill Sanders, who broke her heart in college. They receive orders to pose as husband and wife so that Lynda can infiltrate a mosque the perpetrators use to misdirect investigators, and the act causes Bill to come clean about the real reason he broke up with Lynda in college. As they reckon with their past, they ask God to help them understand why they’ve been brought back together. The stakes rise when the team discovers Jack is alive and in town, setting off a race to capture him and learn the truth about his association with the terrorists before they attack again. The intrigue-filled plot will hook readers, and Christians will appreciate Lynda’s learning to trust God through difficult times. Fans of Susan May Warren will enjoy this fast-paced thriller. (Oct.)