Author: Lisa Harris
Series: U.S. Marshals #2
Release Date: July 6, 2021
US Marshal Madison James may not be sure who shot her three months ago, but she does know one thing--it's time to get back out into the field. When her partner, Jonas Quinn, receives a message that a federal warrant just came in on a man connected to a string of bank robberies, Madison jumps at the chance to get back to work. What she and Jonas find is a bank robbery in progress that's gone wrong--and things are about to get worse.
For these bank robbers, it's never been just about the money. It's about taking risks and adrenaline rushes, and getting caught is not part of the game. When the suspects escape, Madison and Jonas must hunt them down and bring them to justice before someone else--someone close to them--gets hurt . . . or worse.
From Seattle to the San Juan Islands, bestselling author Lisa Harris takes you on a nonstop chase where feelings are complicated and failure isn't an option.
Reviewer: Amy Smelser
This was a story that kept the reader and the characters on their toes. Appropriately titled the Chase, US Marshals Madison and her partner Jonas Quinn are chasing some very crazy bank robbers who only seem to care about the adrenaline their bank robberies give them. Now, with this latest one, there have been casualties. And whether they meant to hurt someone or not, they did and it is up to this US Marshal team to bring them in, hopefully without anyone else getting hurt.
There is a thread of romance between Madison and Jonas that runs through the series. Madison is dealing with the fact that she was shot three months ago and no memory of who. And her husband was also killed years ago. I don't know if all is connected or if Madison will ever remember what happened. Hopefully the third book will answer all the questions and tie up all the loose ends.
I enjoyed the constant action in this story. I couldn't believe how pridefully foolish the bank robbers were nor their disdain for the law or human life. Sadly it just seemed to be a game to them, until it wasn't.
I received a copy of this novel from Revell Publishers through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
Reviewer: Linda Klager
This book is the second in the US Marshals Series and I am happy to now say that I have read books 1 and 2.
The title of the book is so accurate. Throughout the book, there was a big chase for the culprits of the crime that was committed.
US Marshal Madison James is recovering from someone shooting her in her home. I can't imagine anything worse. How would you feel safe again? She has a partner by the name of Jonas Quinn that helps her recover. They form a strong bond.
When Madison comes back to work, things begin to spiral out of control. There was a bank robbery and a security guard is mortally wounded. The hunt begins. These crooks plan a lot of heists and love the adrenaline thrill of "getting away" with a crime.
We also find out that Madison's husband was killed in the parking lot after one of his shifts at the hospital five years ago. Madison has tried to find his killer and also whoever was responsible for shooting her. It is a shame that both of these mysteries have not been solved. Madison is wondering if the two crimes are connected.
Jonas is falling in love with Madison. Madison is afraid that she will put her partner in danger if she lets herself fall in love with Jonas.
I was a bit disappointed in the ending of this story, but all in all, I thought the author did an excellent job with all the action, suspense, and romance in this book. Because of all that was involved, I finished this book very quickly. because it really held my interest.
This book was provided courtesy of Revell through Interviews & Reviews.
Reviewer: June McCrary Jacobs
A well-crafted romantic suspense story . . .
'The Chase' is the second book in Author Lisa Harris's 'US Marshals' series. I read the first book in the series, 'The Escape', a few months ago and really enjoyed the two main characters that also appear in this novel.
This book picks up where book one leaves off, but the author does a fine job of giving a detailed overview of what previously happened to US Marshall Madison James and her partner Jonas Quinn. Readers will be able to literally hit the ground running if they have not yet read 'The Escape'.
The story is set in Washington State, and the setting became a contributing character in the story for me. I love the ocean, islands, and nature; and the author's descriptive narratives about these locales brought the story to life for me as a reader.
The action in the story is also well-scripted, and I shuddered more than once while anticipating what might come next for Madison and Jonas on their quest to track down the perpetrators in the plot. Speaking of perpetrators, the 'bad guys' in this book are the worst kind of bad! The use of technology and crime specialists as part of the investigative team added another dimension to the realistic view of law enforcement in the twenty-first century offered by the author in this novel.
Most of all, I enjoyed the blossoming romance and the faith thread in the plot. Many of the characters discussed their faith journey openly and honestly with each other. I always appreciate learning about how others view their beliefs and how God has influenced and impacted their lives.
Highly-recommended to fans of Christian/clean romance, Christian/clean suspense, and Christian/clean thrillers.
I received a paperback copy of this book from Revell through Interviews & Reviews. My thoughts and opinions shared here are solely my own.
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