I have been waiting for "Called to Protect," book #2 in the Blue Justice series, to come out since I finished reading book #1! Lynette Eason has another incredible, heart-pounding series here! The St. John family is the focus of this series as each member is involved in law enforcement, and each book focuses on 1 member of the family, one of the daughter Chloe is the main character of this one. Chloe and her K-9 partner Hank have a busy job tracking down drugs during routine stops and accidents, and incidents of the sort; however things take an interesting turn when Hank discovers a false floor and over a dozen teenage girls hidden in the bottom of a tractor trailer. Chloe knows she recognizes one of the girls and she does as her father is a member of the police force and a former crush of hers. However, she also recognizes the top that this girl is wearing as the one that her cousin was wearing when she disappeared 6 months earlier. Chloe finds herself in the midst of a human trafficking ring and a plot for the local judge to be murdered. The St. John family finds themselves involved in this case in their various roles as they race against time constraints to rescues the girls, protect the judge, and ultimately themselves as the stakes are risen.
Lynette does such an incredible job with writing as the book held my interest from the start to the very end, keeping me guessing all the way to the end as to who all was involved, including the guy on the inside. The relationships among the characters all play into this as well adding an element of romance and family bonds and ties as well. I read the first chapter for book #3 and this has left me wanting to read the entire book now as well, but has me waiting eagerly for it's release in January!
*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*