DEA agent Tyler Griffin must stop a drug cartel that's using an Idaho Christmas tree farm to smuggle narcotics across the Canadian border.
But to do his job, Tyler needs the cooperation of farm owner and widowed mother Heather Larson-Randall—whose informant brother died on Tyler's watch.
Tyler knows a crucial piece of evidence is hidden somewhere on the property. But getting the protective mother to trust him is the hardest part of his mission.
As threats against Heather mount, he vows to keep her and her child safe…and clear the farm of danger before Christmas.
Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the US-Canadian border safe..
This was a great, entertaining story, with a message of trusting God even in during the worst moments of your life.
The story has an intense start, and the build up from the beginning, holds well through the story. The drugs being smuggled through the Christmas tree farm set the stage, with many different agencies involved, and Heather with her son Colin in the middle of it.
Heather's brother Seth had fallen into the temptation of easy money, had died for his mistakes of getting involved with the drug cartel, and now has gotten his sister and her son in danger as well.
The characters in story are charming, they have depth, distinctive personalities, and are captivating. I liked how Taylor reminds Heather again and again to trust God, when things went wrong. They looked for God's guidance, protection, and wisdom. The trust in Him was unbreakable. The things Taylor said about forgiveness, the importance of it, not letting anger and bitterness to poison our minds and heart, but forgive to even those, it seems too hard to do, to save your own soul.
The action and suspense in the story is well built, with some twists. There were moments that made me raise my eyebrows, but mostly very tense and believable hunt for the culprits at the farm.
The story has lots holiday spirit, a lovely Thanksgiving feast, and a lonely agent, who finally opens his heart and mind to the possibility of love, family and a happily ever after future
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me