Simon Mason, of Simon Mason World Ministries, had been murdered. Shortly thereafter, nearly a half million dollars was reported missing from the ministry. The question was who and why.Taylor Pasbury, the daughter of a former Special Forces officer, had been hired to protect Simon for reasons unknown to Taylor, although she was highly qualified and owned her own security agency. Kacey Mason, Simons daughter, was in college and living with Taylor in Simons home.On this foggy December day, Kacey and Taylor were on their way to question Elise Hovden, top assistant to Simon Mason, about the embezzled money and came upon her apparent suicide.In the late afternoon of that same day, a woman showed up at Taylor and Kaceys residence. The woman took out her camera and said to Taylor, Smile, baby, Im your mother. That was her initial reunion after 20 years of silence from her mother, who abandoned her at age 9. The relationship was strange, to put it mildly. It brought turmoil to Taylor over her mothers strange behaviors, abandonment, sudden reappearance, the truth about her past, and the death of her father as he protected her from being raped.Taylor and her mother manage to get themselves entangled in the mystery of the embezzlement through her mothers husband, and they find themselves mixed up in a twisted, fast-paced kidnapping.This is a book of many twists to keep you guessing to the end. I enjoyed it tremendously.He branched out and began to write novels, of which Double Cross is a follow-up to Forsaken.www.jamesdavidjordan.comAn advanced readers copy was supplied by The B & B Media Group, Inc. for my review, which is my own personal opinion of the book. I receive no compensation. I review books for the pure pleasure of encouraging others to read good Christian books.
After finishing the first book "Forsaken", I was eager to read the sequel "Double Cross" and I was not disappointed. It is good to note, that this book could easily be enjoyed read as a stand alone as well. The suspense and the action in this book was on a level up from Forsaken and the pages were turned even faster. I was astonished at how fast I read the book, but I just wanted to get to the next scene.This novel reunites a mother and child in a unique way and takes a reader through a gambit of emotions on whether or not they will appreciate the mother. The depth of character is realistic and invites a reader to delve into their own relationships looking at joys and woes. I recommend the reading of books by James David Jordan and look forward to more in the future myself.
Double Cross by James David Jordan is the sequel to Forsaken and continues the story of Taylor Pasbury, a brave twenty-nine year old woman who runs her own security company. Taylor is living with Kacey, daughter of a good friend who was murdered in the Forsaken. She promised to watch out for Kacey and the two have become as close as sisters. When the two women go to confront a former worker of Kacey's father who appeared to have been embezzling from the business, they instead find her dead of an apparent suicide. The pieces just don't add up to Taylor who can't let the investigation go, especially when it seems to involve her newly returned mother, Hillary. Hillary and Taylor have been estranged for over twenty years, and their reunion is more than bumpy. Taylor is a fabulous character who is just learning what it means to be a Christian. Her faith has helped her beat her addiction to alcohol, but she still struggles with understanding just what being a Christian means. She's enormously fun to read; her interior dialogue keeps the reader smiling, and wait until you see how she takes one bad guy down! When her friend Michael says, "They didn't know what they were getting into" referring to messing with Taylor, he's right on the money. Taylor is smart, funny, and tough, and I can't wait to read what she does next.
Taylor Pasbury, has a history. A violent history. Only 29 and raised by a father who was a former Special Forces Officer, abandoned by her mother at nine, Taylor's life has not been easy. Her father was murdered when she was only seventeen and she was alone. All the training from her father has caused her to turn to a career in private security. Simon Mason World Ministries, needed a security officer, and Taylor was perfect for the job. A huge international ministry, Simon Mason has been threatened by a blackmailer, and his daughter was kidnapped, and he went to rescue her and was murdered. These are all things of the recent past, and this novel takes up the story, setting the scenario described. Half a million dollars is missing from the ministry, and fingers originally pointed at Simon Mason. However, after his death an internal audit shows that it is his assistant Elise, who has misappropriated the funds. A visit for confrontation is scheduled. Only when Taylor and Kacey, Simon's daughter arrive, they find Elise in her car in the garage dead. Suicide is the initial ruling. But something is not right. Follow this story as Taylor dives into a investigation that will endanger her, Kacey and her mother, who has reappeared into her life.James David Jordan, has written an excellent mystery for all suspense lovers. This book will keep your interest and you will finish wishing for more. Most definitely a book to share with others! A five star rating is well deserved for this author and book.
Double Cross is a great improvement over the first book in the series and an enjoyable read. I struggled with the first book -- not entirely sure why -- but I am so glad I gave this book a try. I figured out the culprit about halfway through the book, but it didn't stop the pages from turning. The plot held my interest, and the characters were richer this time around. Now I'm eager to read the next book.