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A missing helicopter and tons of hijacked cocaine are just part of the maelstrom awaiting Sara in her new life. Following a whirlwind romance and impromptu wedding, she is whisked off to her husband's palatial family estate in Bolivia. Cultural differences and family adjustments are no match for her fierce love for Nicolas. But Sara soon opens a Pandora's box of questions surrounding the Cortez family's billion- dollar business, becoming ensnared in a deadly clash between her new family, a drug cartel, and the DEA. Driven by heart-pounding drama and supported by compelling realism and precise detail, CrossFire catapults you into an all-too-real world of intrigue and danger . . . captivating and mesmerizing you from first page to last. Experience first-hand the inexorable forces and critical choices that draw Sara relentlessly into the CrossFire.
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Vendor: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 2011
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Patti SheneSoutheastern ColoradoAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A great book from start to finishOctober 21, 2017Patti SheneSoutheastern ColoradoAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Sara, a young college student, falls in love with a Bolivian man and, after their marriage, moves to his country. She has come to terms with the fact that his standard of living may not be very high and is shocked when she discovers his family is among the wealthiest, millionaire wealthy, in the country. It is not until much later that she discovers just how the family makes their money and how deeply involved her husband is in criminal activity.
Author Jeanette Windle, in her page-turning novel, thoroughly explores the social, political, and cultural aspects of the Bolivian people and the rights and wrongs of how the American people contribute to their well-being. Jeanette draws on her own experience as a missionary in Bolivia and knows firsthand the daily lives of the people she portrays through the fictitious characters in her novel. They effectively play out the drama of life in the midst of the cocaine industry.
The book is long, 600+ pages, but provides romance, suspense, a strong but not preachy Christian basis, and a compelling story that keeps the reader turning pages. There is a great deal to be learned throughout the story about the drug trade in South America, the DEA, the influence the United States has on other countries, and the Bolivian culture.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will look forward to more reads by this author.
BugsyMissouriAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Author keeps you wanting more.January 10, 2014BugsyMissouriAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Good book. Suspenseful - its a page turner. Author did her research.
MamitaTAlberta, CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Best fiction I've read for a long time!February 19, 2013MamitaTAlberta, CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleI loved this book! I started it and couldn't put it down until I finished. What I loved: the Christian content was a real part of the story - not just Bible verses thrown in for the sake of calling it Christian; and the story was realistic and the setting was as realistic as they get. I lived in Bolivia for many years and I loved reliving through this book the taxi rides, the neighborhoods in Santa Cruz, and the ever present coca wars. The story was full of suspense as you tried to figure out how it was all going to end. I can't say enough to recommend this book, and I can't wait to read her other books!
LoriMissoula, MTAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 16, 2012LoriMissoula, MTAge: 45-54Gender: femaleThis book made me feel as if I were in an extremely exciting history of Bolivia class. I truly felt like I got a taste of the country from several different perspectives. I saw: why so many grow and sell drugs - even the reasonings of a big "drug lord", the hard job of the DEA, the beauty and the struggles that are Bolivia. Great book, Jeanette!!! Love all your books so far
Shirley M. CorderPort Elizabeth, South AfricaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Thrill a Minute from Start to FinishJune 10, 2012Shirley M. CorderPort Elizabeth, South AfricaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Great Read
It is rare indeed for me to have a Christian fiction book that is difficult to put down. The last few nights have been way too late as I've gone for "just until the end of this scene" and then carried on to the next.
While at college, Sarah, the naÃÂ¯ve young heroine falls head over heels for the handsome, smooth-talking, Nicky. She has no family, and is desperate for love. After a whirl-wind romance, of which we read very little, she marries Nicky, and he whisks her off to a new life in Bolivia. Only after the plane lands does she start to suspect all is not as ideal as she first anticipated.
She faces a devastating twist to her dream life and desperately hangs onto belief in her husband's innocence. The tension grows as she struggles with her relationships with Nicky, her new family, and a growing awareness of the horrors of the Bolivian drug culture. She initially loathes Douglas Bradford, the DEA agent responsible for trying to bring the Cortez family and their business to their knees. However as the story develops, she soon finds herself fleeing for her life, pursued by a formidable group of enemies, and the only one to whom she can turn is the DEA agent.
There are a number of lengthy explanations of the Christian faith, as seen through the eyes of both Sarah and Doug, and I feel at times they are too long. Having said that, at no point did I want to skip the passages, as Sarah grapples to see God in the impossible situation she faces. Sarah asks a lot of questions many of the readers will ask.
Jeanette Windle's research has been tremendous. She displays a clear knowledge of the Bolivian drug industry, as well as the way of life of both the incredibly rich, and the desperately poor. It is a long book, and at what appeared to be the climax of the story, I noticed with disappointment that I was only half-way through the book. I thought the second half would surely be drawn out and a let down from the excitement of the first half. I couldn't have been more wrong. The tension escalated, and although some of the scenes were long, they kept me reading right until the final resolution.
Well done, Jeannette. I will definitely be looking for more of your books.
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