Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Priority Unit-Susan Page Davis-Book Review

This is the first time I have posted a review on Sunday

About the book (provided by Amazon)
A missing man. 
A mysterious computer program – 
Even the people constructing it don’t know what it will do.
On the worst night of Harvey Larson’s life, his partner is killed and his wife, Carrie, walks out on him. Ten years later, the Portland, Maine police detective has learned to cope with his grief and depression. When he and the Priority Unit investigate the disappearance of software designer Nick Dunham, he meets a young woman who will change his life. Jennifer Wainthrop was the last person to admit seeing Dunham alive.
Harvey and his partner, Eddie Thibodeau, stay a step ahead of a bomber and put together the clues that tell the truth: Dunham’s kidnapping and the bombings are one case, and Jennifer is caught in the middle. News that Carrie has committed suicide may plunge Harvey back into despair. Harvey turns to God for help untangling his complicated life. He finds strength in his faith as he attempts to save Jennifer from the same grim fate that claimed Nick. But Jennifer must depend on her own wits and God alone when the killer gets too close

About the series 
Police detectives in Portland, Maine solve mysteries while getting their own lives in order and falling in love.
Meet Detective Harvey Larson, a world-weary genius of criminal investigation, and his brash young French-Canadian partner, Eddie Thibodeau.
Harvey’s life has taken several turns for the worse–until he meets the intriguing Jennifer Wainthrop, a witness in his challenging case in Book 1,The Priority Unit.
Everyone around him is suddenly in danger because Harvey dug too deep. Join him in serving up Maine Justice.
 One of Maine’s most famous authors is murdered the night after his class reunion, and Harvey and his partner, Eddie Thibodeau, must solve the crime. A cold case burglary that became fodder for Martin Blake’s first novel is somehow related to his death. While Harvey and Eddie look for answers, Jennifer plans the wedding. She’s working for the summer in the police department’s records office, and she manages to hand the detectives some important clues. Can a visit to the park at Fort Point answer some questions? Everything threatens to fall apart when the Priority Unit learns the police chief has had a tragic accident. The mysterious, romantic, and spiritual journey continues.

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And I thought...
I did some thinking about this one.  The Priority Unit is a Christian Romantic Suspense title. 
The thing that had me thinking was that the main characters were not 'Believers'.  They were 'Seekers'.  I have never run across a book 'Christian' or 'Inspirational' book where the main characters were not already Believers.  Most of the stories I have read have had the characters at least one in more of a  fallin' away type of existence.
It took me awhile to decide how I really felt about the 'Seekers'.  
I don't say this in a bad way at all just a questioning manner much like the characters are seeking answers with their questions about God.  
The more that I've thought about this I feel like The Priority Unit
is a wonderful story and possibly one of the best approaches to introducing someone to a 'real' relationship with Christ that I've ever seen/read. 
I enjoyed the characters.  I enjoyed the plot.  It was a bit slow in the beginning (the first few chapters) but once it picked up I was drawn in for a fast and furious ride.   The ride takes the reader through car bombing(s), missing persons, espionage and drug dealers.  
All the plots and subplots worked together for a suspenseful
story with twists and turns and a happy ending!  
I especially enjoyed going to church for the first time with 
Harvey and Jennifer and seeing their eyes open as they are introduced to God.  
The Priority Unit was a great book.  I am anxiously waiting to read more in the series. 

Coffee With A Character...
The character that I would most like to have coffee with is 
Harvey.  His character starts out lonely and sad after his divorce.  As the story unravels and he begins 'investigating' God 
he begins to learn to be happy and basically return to 'real living'.  
He is a 'real' good guy before God.  And then after.  We'll have to wait for Book 2.  

The Character I want to meet again ...
This is a new prompt/topic for my reviews.  I enjoyed 
Carrie's (Harvey's ex-wife) grandmother.  She is delightful character.  In a few short pages she captured my heart.  I am sure we will capture yours. 

I received a complimentary copy from the author.
Thank you Susan Page Davis for introducing me to your world

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1 comment:

  1. Sherry, thank you so much! It delights me that you "get" this approach. Harvey and Jennifer's spiritual journey is close to my heart and vital to their story.