Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sworn to Protect
Border Patrol Agent Danika Morales sends illegal immigrants back to Mexico; a job she's paid dearly for. Her husband, Toby, was murdered two years ago trying to help and his murder's never been solved. Now a string of attacks and arrests leads her to believe that someone from McAllen profits from sneaking undocumented immigrants into the country and somehow this illegal activity is tied to her husband, Toby's death.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Sworn To Protect, go HERE.
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In DiAnn Mills author bio, it says that she believes her readers should “Expect an Adventure.” She delivers in a big way in this book (and every other one I have read as well). Illegal immigration is a hot button topic and she manages to cover every viewpoint in this book.
Danika Morales has been a widow now for two years. It is not a title she wears well. She likes the comfortable and more controlled field of being a border patrol agent. Despite the drug runners, coyotes, and illegals crossing, she has a plan of action and knows what to do. Being a single mom brings changes every day that she never planned to have to deal with. She is so thankful for her housekeeper/nanny, Sandra, who helps take care of and protect her daughter. Unfortunately, Sandra is hiding a secret of her own that could get Danika fired and Lucy hurt.
In the midst of this Danika meets the one man that can answer some of her questions about her late husband and his convictions regarding helping the illegals.
Books like this are a win/win because not only do I enjoy them, but my husband and son enjoy them too. They have action, adventure, twists, turns, and you do NOT guess the ending. They also make you think. A lot of us have preconceived ideas and thoughts about illegal immigrants and border crossings and even border control agents based on what we have seen through the news, but reading this book will definitely challenge your thoughts and make you more compassionate and at least empathetic to what so many of these people have gone through.