Lethal Target (The Line of Duty #2)

Reviewed by: Connor Salter, Professional Writing major at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana.



Title: Lethal Target (The Line of Duty #2)

Author: Janice Cantore

Publisher: Tyndale

Publication Date: October 9, 2018

Format: Paperback

Length: 386 pages



After a year of working in Rogue’s Hollow, Tess O’Rourke thinks life has finally quieted down for her. Unfortunately, trouble begins to break out between the locals and the new marijuana farms near town. The drug dealers Tess captured a year ago may have contacts who plan to come after her. And when an upstanding teenage boy dies from what looks like a drug overdose, all those factors come crashing together.

Cantore provides an interesting cast of characters and a compelling plot that has plenty of suspense and adventure. Of course, it’s easy to ruin even a great plot with poor execution, but Cantore avoids that mistake. She manages the story’s tension cleverly throughout, keeping the twists and turns coming without ever ruining the audience’s suspension of disbelief. She also gives technical details (likely based on her own experiences as police officer) that enhance the narrative without bogging it down with unnecessary explanations or side trails.

Overall, a gripping good thriller.


Rating (1 to 5 stars)

4 stars

Suggested Audience

Readers who enjoy crime and suspense with an inspirational twist.

Christian Impact

The book’s hero faces some long gestating spiritual doubts, including doubting God’s existence. Other characters face grief and questions about how religion relates to drug legalization.



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Lethal Target (Line of Duty #2)

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