Author: Janice Cantore
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-4143-7554-0

Bad things happen to everyone. No one by their behavior can store up any immunity from disaster or tragedy. All any of us can control is how we respond when tough times come. This does not diminish God or his sovereignty in my mind,” Brinna’s mother comforts her in Janice Cantore’s novel, Visible Threat.

Written by a retired police officer, this four hundred page paperback targets those interested in upholding the law in regards to human trafficking in America. With no overly graphic descriptions, the topic of sexual and physical abuse along with murder would make the read inappropriate for naïve readers. At the end there is a note from the author about human trafficking, the first chapter to her next book, an author biography, fourteen discussion questions, and advertisements for other books. This reader wishes all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence. 

In this continuing series previously published, Long Beach, California, police officer Brinna Caruso continues to place her position in the force in jeopardy to save young victims, especially those sexually assaulted or abused.

When a young girl’s naked, battered body is found in the Los Angeles flood control channel after a rainstorm, the seasoned street cop who favors her canine partner over humans gets involved tracking down the killer who tattoos a rose wrapped in a chain on his female possessions. 

The story rapidly accelerates when another girl appears in the channel, this time alive and talking. From Bulgaria, the bruised victim had expectations of coming to America for wealth beyond dreams, a well-paid job, nice clothes, and fancy cars. She was tragically wrong.

With the aid of Jack, Rick, Maggie, and her mom from the prior tale, Brinna tries to locate the man behind an international kidnapping and prostitution ring before it is too late. Questioning her relationships to God and those that love her, the police woman is prompted to trust Him each step of the way in protecting girls caught up in abuse and imprisonment. 

Written with compassion and concern, the author weaves a sad tale of the deplorable evil of mankind while showing the heroics of women beaten into submission and fear. Cantore draws readers into the dark world of sex trafficking while promoting God is in control of all circumstances.

This book was furnished by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.

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