cover image Revenge Never Rests

Revenge Never Rests

Laurie Lewis. Covenant Communications, $16.99 trade paper (264p) ISBN 978-1-5244-2246-2

A woman looks for a missing general in this action-packed sequel to Lewis’s Secrets Never Die. Tenacious Tallie Brown is still reeling from finding out that the woman who raised her had effectively kidnapped her and brought her up off the grid. Additionally, she’s having second thoughts about her relationship with Jackson James, a God-fearing disgraced journalist who teamed up with Tallie when his investigation into a potential political scandal dovetailed with Tallie’s quest for personal answers. Then she finds out that Gen. Cai Kaswell, whom she suspects is her father, is missing, with foul play suspected. Kaswell had recently added Tallie to his security detail, so she joins the search and discovers that several top government and business leaders have also disappeared. After Tallie is betrayed by a double agent, she’s taken to a private island run by a shadowy cabal called the Conservancy. Meanwhile, Jackson schemes his way onto the island to rescue Tallie, but they learn the stakes are even higher than they anticipated. The faith element takes a backseat to the action, and though the intrigue around Tallie’s convoluted heritage beggars belief, the covert machinations of the Conservancy will keep readers hooked. The thrills make up for some uneven family drama. (Dec.)