On a steamy spring morning, Dusty Parker—part-time pastor, part-time search-and-rescue team member, and full-time administrator of a school for troubled boys—joins the search for a missing teenage girl. He partners with volunteer and inner-city school teacher Grace Sinclair, and what they find bonds them in ways neither could have expected.
As they begin to build their lives together, a visitor from the past causes Dusty and Grace to further open their hearts. But a threat is looming on their seemingly perfect lives and in one terrifying night, everything changes.
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A Man of Honor is book three in The First Responder Series, yet it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. I had the pleasure of reading the first two books in this series, and was thrilled to read A Man of Honor.
The beginning of the story finds Dusty and Grace paired together as they search for a missing teenager. Their joint discovery is gruesome but strangely enough, an almost instant friendship is formed between them.
This book could best be described as a romantic thriller. Dusty and the young boys in his care face unbelievable danger as threats from the neighborhood gang escalate out of control. Dusty and Grace whisk the boys away to Grace's family farm, a temporary sanctuary while they try to figure out a more permanent solution.
Romance blossoms in the country atmosphere, much to the delight of the boys in their care. When Dusty receives a phone call from an old friend, the future of Dusty and Grace as a couple seems uncertain. Even as they try to deal with unexpected news that will change their lives forever, the danger from the neighborhood gang is far from over.
Danger, love, compassion, forgiveness, redemption, and second chances are just a few of the elements of this great story. Another great book by one of my favourite authors!
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Abingdon Press in exchange for my honest review.