Shepherd's Fall, Bounty Hunters Series #1
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Prodigal Recovery's search for Zeena, a prostitute on the run, leads to a faulty arrest, complicating Greg's business. He is thrown together with Zeena's twin, the beautiful Annie, and the two find themselves on a desperate search. The stakes significantly increase when Greg's daughter is kidnapped. Now, to save someone he loves, Greg must risk everything.but will it be enough?
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: WaterBrook Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Prodigal Recovery
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Bounty hunter Nick Shepherd is fearless when it comes to chasing down criminals. It’s his difficult ex-wife, rebellious teenage daughter, and dysfunctional siblings that keep him awake at night. In charge of the family business, the Prodigal Recovery Agency, he thinks of himself as a shepherd of sorts. When his “flock” is out of his control, Nick’s well-ordered universe falls into chaos.
Danger comes too close to home.
Prodigal Recovery’s search for Zeena, a prostitute on the run, leads to a faulty arrest, complicating Nicks’s business. He is thrown together with Zeena’s twin, the beautiful Annie, and the two find themselves on a desperate search. The stakes significantly increase when Nick’s daughter is kidnapped.
Can the shepherd stand?
Nick and Annie unwittingly uncover a drug trafficking ring that further condemns the kidnapper. Now, to save someone he loves, Nick must risk everything…but will it be enough?
–Mark Mynheir, homicide detective and author of The Night Watchman
“The story of a family of bounty hunters, Shepherd’s Fall held me captive way past my bedtime. However, it was worth every sleepless moment to join W. L. Dyson’s beautifully flawed characters not only in the recovery of a fugitive, but in finding God in the journey. So this is how all those kids feel while awaiting the next book in a gripping series...”
–Tamara Leigh, author of Splitting Harriet and Faking Grace
“Gut-tightening, palm-dampening, jaw-dropping suspense as only W. L. Dyson can do. Shepherd's Fall delivers. In spades.”
–John Robinson, speaker, teacher, and author of Until the Last Dog Dies, When Skylarks Fall, and To Skin a Cat.
“Shepherd’s Fall is a great book that leaves its mark after the final page. Tautly written and quickly paced, it offers everything I need for a good read that leaves me thinking about the characters...and about myself.”
–Hannah Alexander, author of A Killing Frost
“Once again, Dyson delivers a powerful tale that gets better with each heart-pounding turn of the page.”
–Creston Mapes, author of Nobody
“Shepherd’s Fall is great suspense with wonderful characters. A rip-roaring beginning to a great series.”
–Gayle Roper, author of Fatal Deduction
“W. L. Dyson has created page-turning suspense in Shepherd’s Fall that keeps the reader guessing to the final pages. A unique blend of characters enriches this well-woven story. I look forward to more in this series.”
–Sharon K. Souza, author of Lying on Sunday and Every Good & Perfect Gift
“If you like the breathless pace of the TV series 24, you’ll love the.action, suspense, plot-twists, and family drama of Shepherd’s Fall. I couldn’t put it down, and I can’t wait for Dyson’s next release!”
–Linda Windsor, award-winning author of The Piper Cove Chronicles and The Fires of Gleannmara
“Shepherd’s Fall captures the reader with vivid characters, a relentless pace, and a heart-pounding conclusion that explodes like an emotional roller-coaster.”
–Terry Brennan, author of The Sacred Cipher
“W. L. Dyson’s Shepherd’s Fall is a fast-paced, suspenseful tale full of twists and turns that will keep readers flipping the pages until the last sentence. Dyson is a master at penning heart-wrenching emotion laced into action, with a strong thread of the Father’s redeeming love interwoven into the prose. This is a ‘don’t miss’ series. I’ve fallen in love with the characters at Prodigal Recovery Agency and anxiously await the next installment.”
–Robin Caroll, author of the Bayou Series (Bayou Justice, Bayou Corruption, Bayou Judgment, Bayou Paradox, Bayou Betrayal and Blackmail)
“Shepherd’s Fall will not disappoint anyone looking for action, danger, and suspense. This novel is a true page-turner. Good News: The book was outstanding. Bad news: We have to wait for more.”
–Glenn L. Rambo, twenty-year police veteran in New Jersey, currently holding the rank of Lieutenant
Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5August 30, 2009Janna RyanNorth Platte, NEAge: 35-44Gender: femaleI was so excited to hear that Wanda Dyson had a new series coming out because I just loved her suspense series (Abduction, Obsession, Intimidation). So I was thrilled to get into Shepherd's Fall, her new series about a bounty hunter and the people he works with. With the advent of "Dog: Bounty Hunter" on tv I thought this would be quite interesting. Wanda doesn't disappoint. I loved meeting Nick, the oldest brother and in charge person at Prodigal Recovery Agency and Steven the younger brother and worker at Prodigal Recovery Agency and Marti, the long lost sister who wants nothing to do with family or the Prodigal Recovery Agency. We also get to know the other bounty hunters that work for them and then we start meeting those they are looking for. Of course, Annie shows up and she is looking for her sister Zeena (who is being pursued by PRA) because Annie is dying and needs a transplant that only Zeena can give her... but she hasn't seen Zeena in a long time. If Zeena goes to jail then Annie won't get the transplant so Annie has to find her first. Except bad guys are out to get her too, so it's a race against time for Annie. Nick is trying to protect his daughter from an escaped convict who is out for revenge. Can Nick balance everything in his life and keep Krystal safe?This book kept me turning the pages so fast my head was spinning! Wanda has returned and is packing a punch with her new series - I can't wait for books #2 and #3!
Neil White5 Stars Out Of 5August 8, 2009Neil WhiteMy wife picked this up after reading Dyson's previous three books, and couldn't put it down. When she was done she said I might like it, and thus I dove in.I was quickly engulfed into the story and found it hard to put down too, and in fact towards the end I blew off some other responsibilities in order to finish the book. Dyson's style is fast paced with adequate twists and turns throughout the book to keep the reader intrigued. Yet thinking back through the book she did a great job tying it all together to make it coherent and believable. The character development is well done and each of the main characters in the plot have enough complexity that they did not feel to me to be cliche. She even leaves one (Marti) with some mystery that makes me want to read more in the series to find out about her back story. It seems from Dyson's website that I'll have to wait for the third book to satisfy my curiosity.All-in-all I found this book an excellent read and a *great* story of redemption. I am anxiously awaiting the second in the series. If you like to read a book to escape real life like I do, I would recommend picking it up.
LoriAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 15, 2009LoriAge: 35-44Gender: femaleBounty hunter Nick Shepherd has the weight of the world on his shoulder. He is relentless when it comes to chasing and capturing criminals, but when it comes to his private life everything is falling down around him. He owns a business that was handed down to him by his father which is almost bankrupt. Nick has an ex-wife who will not get off his back and an angry teenage daughter who repeatedly finds herself in trouble.Annie McNamara is facing death with a terminal illness. Her only hope of survival is her twin sister Zeena, who she has not spoken to in years. Nick teams up with Annie, when he finds out that Zeena has skipped bail only to find that Zeena is mixed up with some dangerous men who are out to kill Nick.When Nicks daughter goes missing he is on a mission to find the men who took her while also trying to repair family relations that he had neglected in the past. Through all the trials Shepherd not only realizes how important family is, but more importantly he had placed God on a shelf. Will Shepherd get another chance at making everything right before time runs out?Shepherds Fall is a fast paced, kept me up late into the night kind of book. If you like suspense you will like Shepherds Fall.
SallyTampa, FL3 Stars Out Of 5June 24, 2009SallyTampa, FLBounty hunting is a tough business, and this novel has the main character sacrificing all for it--even his marriage. An A-driven personality, Nick lives on very little sleep and Mountain Dew. He heads Prodigal Recovery, a bounty hunting organization struggling in these rough economic times. He has a hard time relating to his brother, and absent sister, along with his willful teenage daughter, and his ex-wife. His world is his business. The plot involves drugs, murder, and kidnapping. However, some things are just not believable. For instance, a character breaks into a house, and after eating some food, wondering throughout, even reading a Bible passage, discovers that it's her brother's home.Things are tied up too quickly and neatly at the end. The author seems to be telling rather than showing the tale. This was not one of my favorites. Perhaps you'll enjoy it.
breezie5 Stars Out Of 5June 21, 2009breezieFinally, Dyson is back. This was a page turner that was difficult to put down. This is a story of grace and redemption not only in the Shepherd family but several other supportive characters. I hope that I don't have to wait a year for her next book. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a could mystry and well developed charachters and dialogue.