Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Review: Breach of Trust by DiAnn Mills

About the Book: Paige Rogers survived every CIA operative’s worst nightmare.

A covert mission gone terribly wrong.

A betrayal by the one man she thought she could trust.

Forced to disappear to protect the lives of her loved ones, Paige has spent the last several years building a quiet life as a small-town librarian. But the day a stranger comes to town and starts asking questions, Paige knows her careful existence has been shattered.

He is coming after her again. And this time, he intends to silence her for good...

Paige Rogers is a former CIA agent who lost all she treasured seven years ago when her entire team was killed in a covert mission. She blames their leader—Daniel Keary—whom Paige believes betrayed them. Disillusioned and afraid for her life, she disappeared and started a new life as a librarian in small town Split Creek, Oklahoma.

But her growing relationship with high school football coach Miles Laird and the political ambitions of her former boss threaten to unmask her. When Keary announces his candidacy for governor of her state, he comes after Paige to ensure that she won't ruin his bid for office by revealing his past misdeeds. He threatens everything she holds dear, and Paige must choose between the life of hiding that has become her refuge . . . or risking everything in one last, desperate attempt to right old wrongs.

My Review: One of the things that sometimes bothers me about Christian fiction is that while something like drinking alcohol is considered the big bad, Christian characters will "kill the bad guy" in the name of their job with no problems. I'm not a complete pacifist, but I pretty much hate the idea of Christians killing people, even when they're the bad guy. If they do need to kill someone, I want it to be a big deal...that is after all a life they have taken, absolutely precious in the eyes of God even if that person was totally nuts. While you may call certain ideas black and white, this side of eternity it is much more difficult to call people black or white...we are all sort of a grey....complicated. Anyway, so it was interesting to me that Mills decided to use Paige's position as a CIA operative to be a point of conflict...

I have to admit I wish that conflict was more fully developed. It would have made for a far more interesting character study, but at least it was present. I did find it kind of funny that she seemed more worried about lying as a CIA operative than the whole life of lies she was living in hiding!

I really loved how Paige worked in a library and there was lots of talk about books as a result! You can never go wrong with the book love and me!

I have to admit this book started out kind of slow for me, but it got better. I still think it could have been a bit shorter and the pace picked up a bit, even still there were a few elements to the story that didn't feel fleshed out enough to me. It's a nice pleasant read....absorbing enough with a few unique storylines and a few surprises as well! A nice afternoon's reading.

Rating: 3.25/5
Things You Might Want to Know: Christian fiction....the kind of Christian fiction with the "going to church answers all of life's questions" kind of speeches. Check it out on Amazon.


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