A Threat to Justice, Justice Riders Series #2
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Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: B & H Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.89 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Justice Riders
A Threat to Justice, the second Old West novel from Chuck Norris and friends, finds Ezra Justice and his elite group of special operation soldiers having gone their separate ways just after the Civil War. But not for long. When General Sherman needs men to combat armed resistances against President
Grant and his efforts to reconstruct America, Justice rides again.
This heroic action tale of good versus evil, with elements of faith and romance, takes the Justice Riders everywhere from the Ku Klux Klan-ridden deep South to the adventure-filled goldmines of California.
Chuck Norris is known as an action-adventure movie and television star, but considers his humanitarian works with the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, his own KICKSTART program for kids, and other organizations his greatest accomplishments. He lives with his wife and their children in Dallas, Texas.
Ken Abraham is a New York Times best-selling author who has cowritten books with Joel Osteen (Your Best Life Now), Chuck Norris (Against All Odds), Lisa Beamer (Let’s Roll!), and Tracey Stewart (Payne Stewart: The Authorized Biography).
Aaron Norris, a military veteran and martial arts expert, is also an actor, producer, director, writer, and president of Norris Brothers Entertainment.
Tim Grayem is a film writer in Santa Clarita, California.
The concept of the book certainly intrigues: an elite team of Union soldiers, freshly discharged from their Civil War duties, go their separate ways and confront challenges in their transitions to civilian life. In particular, the book focuses on Captain Ezra Justice, the teams former leader, and his former slave-turned-freeman teammate Nathaniel York, who return to their home on a Tennessee plantation to find the Ku Klux Klan entrenched in the nearby town.
Unfortunately, Justice falls far short of the premises potential. All of the charactersthe primary and secondary characters, including the heroes, villains, and neutral partiesare rendered flat, two-dimensional, stereotypical, and cartoonish. The plot is rather predictable, the dialogue contrived, the descriptions poor, and the writing generally clichéd. Too many cooks spoil the broth, and too many authors spoil the plot. The historical accuracy and many of the details in the book are questionable, including the descriptions and operation of some of the period firearms.
Despite all of this, the novel is not a complete loss. The authors enthusiasm for their subject material is manifest, and the plot, though predictable, is still entertaining. More significantly, the spiritual aspects of the book (unity of believers regardless of race, for example) were well thought-outso much so that at times they were out of place in such a lightweight novel. Younger Christian teen boys might appreciate the frequent, if unbelievabl,) action scenes and simplistically settled ending. Jared Derby, Christian Book Previews.com
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