The Real Enemy - eBook  -     By: Kathy Herman
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David C. Cook / 2009 / ePub

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Product Information

Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9781434702333
ISBN-13: 9781434702333
Availability: In Stock
Series: Sophie Trace Trilogy

Publisher's Description

Brill Jessup becomes the first female police chief in Sophie Trace, Tennessee and is riding on the credentials of a stellar eighteen-year-career on the Memphis Police Force. She may be a pro at finding clues, but she ignores the obvious in her personal life. Her husband, Kurt, is weighed down by her unrelenting anger as he struggles to let God redeem the stupidest mistake he ever made. Brill hides behind her badge and her bitterness, deciding that moving her family away from Memphis is the only change she needs to make.

Before she has time to unpack her boxes, people start disappearing. Lots of them. To complicate matters, a local legend has many residents believing that the cause is unearthly—tied to the "red shadows," or spirits of the departed Cherokee who once inhabited the land. While Brill draws on all of her experience and instinct to solve the case, she must confront an enemy that threatens everything she holds dear—one that cannot be stopped with a badge and a gun.

Author Bio

Best-selling suspense novelist Kathy Herman has written eighteen novels since retiring from her family’s Christian bookstore business. She has written the best-selling Sophie Trace series – The Real Enemy, The Last Word, and The Right Call, and False Pretenses, the first book in the Secrets of the Roux River Bayou series. She and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and five grandchildren live in Tyler, Texas.

Author Bio

Best-selling suspense novelist Kathy Herman has written nineteen novels—including the Sophie Trace series, the Secrets of the Roux River Bayou series, the Seaport Suspense series, and the Phantom Hollow series—since retiring from her family’s Christian bookstore business. She and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and live in Tyler, Texas.

Publisher's Weekly

Bookstore owner turned novelist Herman delivers a competent suspense novel that will please fans of police procedurals. After 18 years with the Memphis police, Brill Jessup is almost immediately handed a challenge as new chief of the police force of a small town nestled in the Smoky Mountains. People go missing, one by one, and townsfolk are more than ready to believe that an old legend about vengeful displaced Cherokee accounts for the mystery. Meanwhile Brill’s home life is in tatters; she has stayed with her unfaithful husband Kurt for the sake of their daughter but resolutely refuses to forgive despite his remorse. Brill is an intriguing, flawed character and several townspeople supply local color, though the Jessups’ neighbors the Masinos seem improbably saintly. A Bible verse about evil forms an epigraph and credibly motivates some action in this police thriller. Some of the exposition is slightly clunky, but on the whole things move along briskly, and the novelist will have readers waiting for the next installment in this trilogy. (Mar.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Real Enemy - eBook
    January 30, 2015
    Vivienne Bahr
    I like Christian thriller books & this one was quite exciting.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 11, 2013
    Mom on the run
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for The Real Enemy, Sophie Trace Trilogy Series #1.
    First suspense book I've read in a while loved the charters and kept me on the edge of my seat excellent book easy to follow
  3. MA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 2, 2010
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    This review was written for The Real Enemy, Sophie Trace Trilogy Series #1.
    Unexpectedly enjoyable!These types of books are the ones I steer clear from, but I had nothing else to read.I was surprised to find myself unable to put it down as the mystery unfolded and the life of the headstrong/determined female policy chief deals with her insecurities and failures as a mom and wife in a working mans world.Sort like my own life, which is why I steer clear. Yet I found myself engrossed and relating to the character as she confronts the real enemy. Im ready to add this author to my list of favorites.
  4. Atlanta
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    April 12, 2010
    Nora Finding Hope
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    This review was written for The Real Enemy, Sophie Trace Trilogy Series #1.
    Im so thankful to have received a review copy of this exciting, action packed, heart felt, thought provoking police drama. The Real Enemy is the first book in the Sophie Trace Trilogy, introducing Police Chief, Brill Jessup. Brills the first female police chief, in a new town, in a new house. She realizes she still has the same old problems. Theyve followed her there. She had to work really hard to get the men in this town to respect her, and realize she had police instincts they could trust. She left Memphis, Tennessee to escape her husbands affair, hoping for a fresh start. Kurt is committed to the marriage and seeks forgiveness. Brills heart is closed to love from her husband. She would do her duty (she was good at that) and stick it out for their childrens sake, but she wasnt going to forgive him. How could she? Brills police instincts kick in high gear when people start disappearing one by one, without a trace. Who will be next? This town is used to a man being in charge, which makes her work twice as hard. It takes a crisis for Brill to see that maybe she didnt have it all together. Did she turn her back on God when her whole life was turned up-side down by the affair? Now her life was being turned up-side down againonly in a different way. What did she really believe when peoples lives were on the line and things get personal? This book made me appreciate our law enforcement team throughout this land. We take for granted all the things they do to help us feel safe during the day and night. Kathy Herman gives you a peak at what life might look like for the family of the Police Chief. The Police Chief brings a different type of work home with her. I enjoyed this book and cant wait to read the next book in this series, The Last Word. Nora St. LaurentACFW Book Club CoordinatorFinding Hope Through
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 15, 2009
    Sharon Mcmills
    This review was written for The Real Enemy, Sophie Trace Trilogy Series #1.
    Kathy Herman's gifts and talents as a wonderful writer and story teller shine once again in The Real Enemy. This is a two fold story one of great mystery the other forgiveness. I loved the mystery and really wrestled with and was sometimes immobilized by the forgiveness part of the story. Once again BRAVO Kathy Herman. I impatiently wait for your second book in this Sophie Trace Trilogy Series.
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