As her job is the most dangerous (walking into volatile situations on a daily basis) and she could die any given day, Jennifer decides to approach Kate with her news, and her mission, first. During a sensitive negotiation in a bank Kate meets FBI Agent Dave Richman, and mutual respect soon turns into a tentative friendship. Although Kate and Dave develop feelings for each other, there is something holding each of them back; Kate doesn't want to date a cop, and Dave is hesitant to give his heart to a non-believer.
Soon Kate's life is in turmoil as she deals with being the only O'Malley knowing Jennifer's secret, falling in love with Dave against her will and better judgment, and being targeted by someone from her past. As threats on Kate's life grow more imminent, it is Dave's unwavering faith in God which seems to calm Kate as well, and as they work together closely to solve the mystery of who is trying to harm her and why, Kate finally begins to open her mind and heart to the possibility that God might not be a distant, uncaring God after all.
The order of the O'Malley series continues as follows:
2. The Guardian, which focuses on US Marshall Marcus as he has a case to solve, an eye witnes to protect and an assassin to stop.
4. The Protector which focuses on fireman Jack's journey to faith as an arsonist targets his district, his shift and his friends.
6. The Rescuer, focusing on paramedic Stephen as he gets involved in a mystery of which his friend, Meghan, is caught in the middle.
The series also has a prequal, Danger Shadows, which follows Dave Richman's sister Anna, stuck in a life of witness protection, as her childhood tormenter gets ever closer to finishing what he started all those years ago.
Granted, at this stage I've only read Danger Shadows and The Negotiator, but I've already bought the other five books in the series, and can't wait to get started! I've already fallen in love with the O'Malley family, and I can guarantee you will too. Dee Henderson is a really great author with a knack for combining mystery, suspense, romance and faith - what more can a reader ask for?
Grab a book and dig in!