PUBLICATION DATE: APRIL 3, 2012
part of me wants to not even write a synopsis of this book. I didn’t read anything at all about Eyes of Justice before picking it up and was I ever in for a HUGE surprise. However, I figure most people will read something about the book before choosing to read it, so I might as well add as vague of a summary as I can that’s in keeping with what most others are writing about it. But if you’re one of those that want to go into this book completely blind, skip the next paragraph.
For six years the Triple Threat Club comprised of crime reporter Cassidy, federal prosecutor Allison, and FBI Special Agent Nicole has worked together to solve crimes while enjoying a close friendship over decadent desserts. However, all that changes when the crime they’ve join together to fight claims one of their lives. Now the remaining two are left grieving and trying to ensure that the killer is brought to justice. Just when it seems as though the mystery has been solved, though, new evidence surfaces leading the case in a whole new direction. With an abundance of twists and turns, Eyes of Justice is an intense, suspense filled drama with a great blend of spiritual themes.
This book starts with Romans 12:19—“Leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” How great is that for an opening line? I was hooked. What could this group of women be involved in that would cause a book to start with, “Leave room for God’s wrath”. As it turns out, this story is perfect for this verse. It explores the concept of justice from both a godly perspective as well as a hate-filled vengeful outlook. In the end, the two viewpoints collide which sets up a fantastic conclusion to this story.
The Triple Threat series has gotten better with each book. They’ve gradually moved from stories surrounded by political and social issues to taunt, suspenseful thrillers. This one takes it a step further by not adding any new issues, but rather briefly revisiting past ones. Eyes of Justice focuses on events in their personal lives and how they deal with them, adding a nice depth to the story.
Along side the notion of justice, this book also contains other spiritual themes such as God’s planning and the beautiful verses of Ecclesiastes 3. I loved how each character’s life is presented and the varying degrees to which they choose to live. Additionally, the authors do a great job of not forsaking God in the equation and pointing the reader to His timing. This book is well suited for the themes that are being presented and they’re incorporated nicely into the story.
The last two books in this series have been excellent and I’m very much looking forward to seeing where it progresses from here. Though Eyes of Justice marks the end of a chapter in the Triple Threat series, with the introduction of a new and fascinating character, Ophelia, it leaves open the possibility of a fresh, exciting direction for future books. I do hope we haven’t seen the end of these characters.