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A beautiful yet tough woman working in a beautiful yet tough setting, Brannon Callahan is a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Strong faith and a decorated history of service have kept her one step ahead of on-the-job dangers, but there's no precedent for what's about to happen. After a blizzard takes down a small plane carrying U.S. Marshal Roark Holland (already haunted by a recent tragedy), Brannon must save him in more ways than one and safeguard the donor heart he's transporting to a government witness on the edge of death. Otherwise the largest child trafficking ring in history-with shocking links from Thailand to Tennessee-will slip further away into darkness along the Appalachian Trail.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 X 0.78 (inches)
ISBN: 0805449809
ISBN-13: 9780805449808
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Series: Evil

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A beautiful yet tough woman working in a beautiful yet tough setting, Brannon Callahan is a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Strong faith and a decorated history of service have kept her one step ahead of on-the-job dangers, but there’s no precedent for what’s about to happen. After a blizzard takes down a small plane carrying U.S. Marshal Roark Holland (already haunted by a recent tragedy), Brannon must save him in more ways than one and safeguard the donor heart he’s transporting to a government witness on the edge of death. Otherwise the largest child trafficking ring in history—with shocking links from Thailand to Tennessee—will slip further away into darkness along the Appalachian Trail.

* Award of Merit winner, Holt Medallion Contest, Virginia Romance Writer's Association

Endorsements

"Grace-filled storytelling and strong suspense at its best!"
--TitleTrakk.com

"Compelling. The kind of novel 'ripped from the headlines' was meant to describe."
--James Scott Bell, best-selling author of Try Fear

"Sparks and bullets fly with equal abandon. Robin Caroll's talent for building romantic tension is second to none, her plot twists intriguing, and her faith elements quite uniquely woven into the tale."
--RelzReviewz

"The perfect blend of romance and suspense!"
--Colleen Coble, author of The Lightkeeper's Daughter

"Caroll knows what suspense readers want. A keeper!"
--Romantic Times (Top Pick)

"Started out with a big punch of adrenaline and didn't let up 'til the last page!"
--GoodReads

Author Bio

Robin Caroll has authored eight previous books including Bayou Justice and Melody of Murder. She gives back to the writing community as conference director for the American Christian Fiction Writers organization. A proud southerner through and through, Robin lives with her husband and three daughters in Little Rock, Arkansas.

ChristianBookPreviews

In Deliver Us From Evil, Robin Caroll raises awareness of child trafficking and emphasizes the importance of Christian attributes and practices. As the novel begins, what starts off as a simple delivery job suddenly turns into the discovery of an enormous child trafficking ring. When a crucial witness to cracking the trafficking case is hospitalized for heart problems, US Marshal Roark Holland is assigned to deliver the replacement heart via helicopter to the hospital to save the witness’s life. However, the helicopter goes down and Brannon Callahan, a National Park Ranger, must save Roark and the heart in a race against time, knowing that innocent lives are at stake.

While Deliver Us From Evil is an excellent combination of mystery, suspense, action, and romance, it is not without a strong Christian core. Several issues, such as the power and importance of prayer and Scripture memorization, are highlighted and displayed through the characters. “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16).

Overall, the book is written very well. It’s action-packed and romantic without being graphic, sub-plots engage interest and show different aspects of the story, and Caroll does a great job of making the reader feel the plot’s tension through the book’s many emotions. The characters are dynamic, deep, and believable, while exemplifying what it is (and isn’t) to be a true follower of Christ.

Because of the variety of sub-plots and the learning experience, Deliver Us From Evil will appeal to a wide audience. Those who like adventure, romance, mystery, and inspirational genres would greatly enjoy this book. It could very well be life-changing. – Matt Maine, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

Endorsements

To say Deliver Us From Evil was a riveting read is an understatement. Caroll's new book is the perfect blend of romance and suspense! Highly recommended! - Colleen Coble, author of The Lightkeeper's Daughter

The kind of novel 'Ripped from the headlines' was meant to describe. Compelling. – James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Try Fear and Decieved

Robin Miller hits it out of the park with this thrilling new novel. Exposure picks you up on page one and takes you on a ride you'll love page after page. And when all is said and done, you'll want to read it again just for the pure pleasure of wonderful storytelling. Can't wait for the next novel from this author. A must read!! - Wanda Dyson - best-selling author - Shepherd's Fall

“With great plot twists, strong characters, and just the right amount of romance, Deliver Us from Evil is a high-octane, must read! Robin Caroll nailed the gritty, tough world of law enforcement and brought to light the tragedy of human trafficking in this powerful novel.”—Mark Mynheir, homicide detective and author of The Night Watchman.

"In Deliver Us From Evil, Robin Miller has done what most novelists fail to do. She has discovered the holy grail of fiction; she has found the truth." - Brandt Dodson, Author of Daniel's Den by Harvest House Publishers

Author Letter

Dear Reader:

Some time ago, my husband and I watched a television special on child trafficking. As a mother of three daughters, I couldn’t stop the ache in my heart long after the show was over. I couldn’t get the image of these poor girls’ faces out of my mind. The horrors these children endure in their poverty-stricken country is horrible enough, but to be brought to America and further exploited and abused is appalling. When my outrage settled deep inside me, I knew I had to write a story about this most serious issue.

Researching this storyline drained my emotions as well as educated me. I couldn’t believe how often this atrocity occurs—and I had no clue! While I took certain fictional liberties and invented the congressional coalition, FACE is a very real and very proactive organization in addressing these children’s plight. You can visit their website at: http://www.un.or.th/TraffickingProject kingProject/FACE/face_home.html. I commend their efforts and presence in Thailand.

I must commend the often “unsung heroes” of the National Park Service Rangers. Until I began on this book, I didn’t realize the enormous job they hold and the intense training they’ve undergone to be a ranger. My hat goes off to these amazing men and women who save lives, educate, and serve the public.<>p> I hope that you enjoy the journey into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park as much as I did when writing this story. These characters came alive for me, and I hope this story touches and blesses you.

Many blessings, Robin Caroll

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  1. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    It was okay
    January 10, 2013
    AntieM
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 2
    This review was written for Deliver Us From Evil: A Novel - eBook.
    This was a no-brainer for me, which made it disappointing. The villain is obvious from his first appearance on the page and many of the other plot points were equally obvious. Overall it was an okay read.
  2. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    More Like 4.5 Stars!!
    March 29, 2011
    Christy Janes
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    I always get a thrill when I feel like I've stumbled upon a real gem in the vast collection of Christian fiction. With so many books available that I could spend my time reading, I always appreciate it when I come across one that I will recommend over and over again. Let me tell ya....Deliver Us From Evil was such a book. The suspense was top-notch, the action intense, and the romance.....oh, the romance (giddy smile) took my breath away.

    I have to admit, though, that the beginning of the book was a little slow. I could sense that the heart-pounding action was within my grasp, but it took a little longer than I wanted for it to arrive. Once it did, it was all downhill from there. :o) I literally had to make myself put it down at midnight so I could get some sleep!

    I have no doubt that I will be reading more of Robin's books in the future, including the rest of this series. There was a little teaser at the end that leads right into the next book in the series, Fear No Evil. Brannon's close friend, Lincoln, was one of my favorite characters in the book, and I'm anxious to see what will happen to him next.

    So in case you're still wondering whether or not you should try Robin's books for yourself, let me end the suspense for you right now.... Yes!!! You should! You should go to the store right away and get a copy for yourself right now! :o) You'll have it read in no time flat, I promise you!

    4.5 Stars
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    June 24, 2010
    Jennifer @ Quiverfullfamily.com
    Brannon Calahan (a female search-and-rescue helicopter pilot) finds herself drawn into a dangerous attempt to uncover a child trafficking ring when U.S. Marshal Roark Hollands helicopter crashes in her area while transporting a donor heart to a government witness whose survival is vital to the governments case. Divided almost neatly into two main segments, the first portion of this novel deals with Roark and Brannons struggle to survive and deliver the donor heart safely after the helicopter crash, while the second delves more deeply into the intrigues behind the child-trafficking ring and their ongoing attempts to uncover it from beneath the layers of secrecy surrounding it.Brannon is a woman of strong faith (who is also somewhat bull-headed), Roark on the other hand is a man who feels hes been burned by God, but when confronted with Brannons own difficult past, and views her strong character, hes in turn driven to re-examine his own beliefs as he is drawn nearer to her.Interspersed with Brannon and Roarks adventures are the heart-breaking experiences of the young girls whove been led astray and forced to work in the ring of brothels operated by the child-traffickers. These passages manage to convey the horror and unwillingness these girls experience as well as the breaking of their spirits without unduly explicit writing. Still, these interludes were difficult to read, and are meant to be.Caroll kept me reading through this brisk-paced suspense novel, though its conclusion seemed somewhat predictable after a certain point. Fans of the genre will no doubt enjoy this solidly written title and the romantic interplay between its two strong-willed characters while having their awareness raised about the horrors that surround us.
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    May 26, 2010
    Tim George
    Brannon Callahan is a search-and-rescue pilot for the Great Smokey Mountain National Park and on this cold, stormy day she is about to find herself in a rescue like none she has experienced before. Answering a distress call from another chopper downed in the rugged terrain, Brannon and her partner realize it is a call for help from none other than a U.S. Marshall ferrying a heart destined to be transplanted in a key witness. What follows is not only a desperate race to keep the heart viable for transplant but to survive along with her partner and others she encounters along the way.First among those others is U.S. Marshall Roark Holland, the man tasked to get the heart to its destination. Throw in child trafficking, a questionable politician, some pretty dangerous mountain people, and the human heart and Robin Caroll gives the proper mixture for what makes a romantic suspense work.An important sub-plot follows the desperate longing of two young girls from Thailand to escape the nightmare of being sold as sex-slaves in the land they both always longed to see. Who will succeed in bringing this despicable business in the buckle of the Bible-Belt to an end? Will it be a key witness waiting in coma for that heart lost in the depths of the mountains, a heart quickly losing viability and depending on Brannon and Roark to find some way to save it? Or will it be a brave teenage girl trapped in a land she always considered a place of freedom? Only those willing to trek along with the characters will find out.Robin Caroll leaves the familiar confines of her previous novels set in the Louisiana Bayous and offers a fast-paced adventure in a place few would expect to find the evil she uncovers there. The technique she uses to interject the spiritual aspects of the story are unique and one I am sure would drive a guy like U.S. Marshal Roark Holland running away screaming were it not for what happens when a woman and God enter the mix.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 17, 2010
    Lisa
    Another great read by Robin Caroll. Her books are romantic, suspenseful, and clean. It's hard to find fiction like that now-a-days like that. This is a great story and the first in a series. I look forward to future books by Robin.
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Author/Artist Review

Author: Robin Caroll
Located in: South, USA
Submitted: July 28, 2010

    Tell us a little about yourself.  I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I've never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in. I grew up in Louisiana in the 70s as the baby in my family—adored, but never spoiled. (My two older brothers and two older sisters made sure of that.) The writing bug bit early. At 7 years old, I started writing skits and performing them for my family. I've never stopped. I got married in 1989, have three daughters—nineteen, ten, and eight—and recently became a grandmother to a grandson. I'm passionate about writing, but also about giving back to the industry that has given me my dreams. I'm the past president of ACFW (2007 and 2008) and am currently the director of the annual ACFW writer's conference. I'd describe myself as Spiritual, not religious, with a diverse Christian background. Bottom line? I love Jesus and will follow Him wherever He leads me.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  The idea for DELIVER US FROM EVIL came from watching a horrifying documentary about child trafficking. I’d been totally unaware that such modern day slavery was occurring right here in the United States! I began doing research and realized I had to write a book about this travesty of our times. Hence, the issue in the book was born.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  I hope this book helps raise awareness of human trafficking.

    How were you personally impacted by working on this project?  Writing certain scenes about these children that are trafficked in for prostitution literally had me crying in a heap. But I knew it needed to be told.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  Some of my favorite authors are: Colleen Coble, Tosca Lee, James Scott Bell and Terri Blackstock.

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