Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Breakthrough -- with a GIVEAWAY!

Boone Drake is on top of the world.  After suffering the loss a few years ago of pretty much everything that mattered in his life -- including his wife and son -- he is enjoying life much more than he ever expected.  He has married again, has gained an adopted son, is chief of the Chicago Police Department Major Case Squad, has the car and house of his dreams, and has found his way back to a faith in God that had gone missing after so much tragedy in his life.  So why does he have the feeling that his world is about to fall apart again?

And fall apart it does!  Boone suffers not one, but two tragedies.  He feels a desperate need to stay with his wife Haeley after she suffers a serious accident.  But another case hits too close to home and pulls him into a dangerous situation in a far away location.  Boone is not sure if his skills and his faith will be enough to get him through these latest challenges.

In The Breakthrough, the third novel in his Precinct 11 series, Jerry Jenkins continues the stories of Boone and Haeley Drake, Jack Keller, and other characters introduced in The Brotherhood and The Betrayal.  As in the previous books, the characters are faced with major crises that test their faith.

I enjoyed The Breakthrough, but it was not my favorite Jerry Jenkins book.  Even though the plot is full of suspense and includes many twists and turns that keep you guessing, I felt like it sometimes fell a little flat and some of the elements were resolved too abruptly.  All in all, though, it was well worth the time I spent reading it.  This book could work well as a stand-alone, but I think it is much better read after the first two in the series.

A GIVEAWAY!  The publisher provided me with a certificate entitling one reader of my blog to receive a free copy of The Breakthrough.  For a chance to win this book, please let me know you're interested by posting a comment below by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 10.

(I was provided a free copy of this book by Tyndale House in exchange for my honest review.)


  1. Jerry B. Jenkins is a wonderful author. I would love to read this mystery. Sounds like this guy's world is falling apart little by little.

    1. Tea, I sent a message to the email address you have listed but never heard from you. If you'll send me your snail mail address, I'll send you a coupon for a free copy of The Breakthrough.