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In a race against time Agent Topping risks everything to save the case while opponents of the nomination attempt to expose deeply held family secrets concerning the judge.
Featuring a mix of plot twists, legal intrigue and fast-paced suspense, Confirming Justice is sure to be a popular and satisfying read for those wanting a realistic portrayal of what can go on behind the scenes at the center of power.
Number of Pages: 344
Vendor: Micah House Media
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 X .5 (inches)
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lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5April 1, 2014lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Griff Topping is the main character in this political/spy/government agent thriller. The story is set in Florida and Virginia/Washington, D.C. area. Griff is an FBI agent who is asked to take over a case for an agent with one month to go before trial. Then, that agent disappears and with the case hinging on his testimony the case is dismissed. The accused is the son of a presidential cabinet member. Griff was given a weekend to find the missing agent. He was successful in finding the agent, but not in getting him to court in time to testify. The judge presiding over the case is one with a no-nonsense, but fair demeanor. After the dismissal of the case, the judge asks for Griff's help in a personal matter. Griff agrees to begin searching for answers for the judge, which leads him to Skeeter, a recently released prisoner and his parole agent, Dawn Ahern.
So the story centers around two main events. The first one is the aforementioned judge's appointment to the Supreme Court after a hasty exit from the prior candidate for the position after a smear campaign. There is a nasty senator who has his eye on the White House and will do whatever necessary to eliminate anyone blocking his path to get there. Then, there is the personal investigation the judge as requested Griff to perform, the one trying to find his long lost brother. Through both investigations, readers get lots of action, intrigue and maybe a little romance for Griff. Griff has not wanted to enter a relationship for eight years after the death of his wife from cancer at a very young age. Now, he meets Dawn Ahern and they have many things in common and he is attracted to her, wanting more than friendship. She is a Christian and Griff is not. Will this pose a problem for their future?
While there was plenty of action, suspense and thrills, I thought there were too many character names and relationships to remember. I had to concentrate to keep everyone's name and relationships straight. That being said, this was still a terrific book! I loved seeing several characters begin to recognize God at work in their lives or even some begin to pray to God and see the results of their prayers so as to strengthen their faith. I thought that was a great thing to showcase in the story. I'm excited to see if Griff and Dawn are still together in the next book and how Griff is dealing with the idea of God being interested in his life and how he lives it. I look forward to reading The Camelot Conspiracy, which I will review here soon.
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Tell us a little about yourself. We are Diane and David Munson, ExFeds, and writers of High Velocity Suspense that's based on our exciting careers in the Federal justice system. Diane is an attorney who served as a Federal prosecutor and also as an official in President Ronald Reagan's Justice Department. David is a former Federal agent who served with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Naval Investigative Service, now known as NCIS (just like the TV show). Much of his work as an undercover agent was dangerous and he infiltrated international drug smuggling organization. Writing together is a tremendous blessing!
What was your motivation behind this project? Friends who knew about our backgrounds urged us to write a book about our exciting careers. When a Christian publishing company made the same suggestion, we decided to write Christian suspense novels. "Confirming Justice" is our second and we wanted to weave a plot involving the power plays in Washington when a judge is nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court and the impact on his family.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? It's our goal to write an exciting suspense novel where the reader gets a realistic glimpse of how our justice system really works and to provide a wholesome family-friendly novel revealing Christian law enforcement officers living and working with others who do not share their faith.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? The research and travel we did for "Confirming Justice" was so enjoyable, especially worshiping at a wonderful Baptist Church in the Big Cypress Swamp.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Reviewers (Christian Fiction Review and others) have favorably compared our writing to John Grisham. Inspiration comes from our faith, God's creation, and love of family. Robert Whitlow and Jane Austen are favorite authors.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: We call our novels "factional-fiction," as each one contains bits and pieces of true cases or events. The names and places are changed to protect us. We have helped several adopted persons to be introduced to their biological parents. In "Confirming Justice" FBI agent Griff Topping searches for the birth family of a Federal judge. The book gives an inside look into international drug smuggling based on one of David's undercover cases.