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Title:
Line of duty
Author:
Blackstock, Terri, 1957-
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Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
381 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780310250647
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

At the request of her many fans--Terri Blackstock revisits the heroic cast of characters in this fifth book in her best-selling Newpointe 911 series In Line of Duty, a bomb explodes at the Icon International building in New Orleans while lawyer Jill Clark Nichols is in the top floor boardroom. The thirty-story building goes up in flames and fire departments from all around the area are called in. The firefighters from Newpointe are especially concerned since they know Jill is inside the building. Dan, her husband, rushes in to save her. But as firefighters work to evacuate the upper floors of the building, a second and third bomb explode, causing the lower floors to cave in. Firefighters and civilians are buried beneath the rubble. When the smoke finally clears, a count is taken. Jill narrowly escapes the chaos of the explosions and fire only to find Dan missing. Were the bombs the act of a terrorist, or a scheme coming from a heart of greed? Can Jill's faith carry her through these long days of pain and uncertainty? And will Dan survive this tragedy . . . or sacrifice his life in the line of duty?


Author Notes

Terri Blackstock was born in Belleville, Illinois on December 7, 1957. She received a bachelor's degree from Northeast Louisiana University in 1981. She began writing in 1983 and wrote 32 romance novels for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Silhouette under the names Terri Harrington, Tracy Hughes, and Terri Blackstock. In 1994, she started writing only Christian novels. She has written over 30 Christian novels including the Sun Coast Chronicles series, Second Chances series, Newpointe 911 series, Cape Refuge series, and Restoration series. She has won numerous awards including the Romance Writers of America's Golden Medallion for Best Short Contemporary Novel in 1988 for Stolen Moments and Retailer's Choice Award for General Fiction in 2007 for Night Light.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

Debbie Morris discovers a ticking bomb on an upper floor of the 30-story Icon International Building in downtown New Orleans-but not in enough time to evacuate her daughter, Ashley, before it explodes. In the frantic rush for the staircases, attorney Jill Clark Nichols meets up with Ashley, and they help each other survive. Knowing that his wife, Jill, was meeting with the CEO of Icon, Newpointe firefighter Dan Nichols rushes to the scene, where he is seriously wounded in the rescue mission. The fifth entry in Blackstock's "Newpointe 911" series (after Trial by Fire) provides imperfect but likable characters in a suspenseful story laced with current events. Did terrorists plant the bomb? Or was it a more insidious plot by CEO Donald Merritt to avoid prosecution for Enron-like corporate crimes? Fans of Blackstock's numerous series offerings (including "Cape Refuge" and "Seasons") will want this capable thriller. Recommended for public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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