Dee Henderson is a favourite author in our house & this particular story, "True Courage" is my favourite of her books. (It has since been re-released as Kidnapped.)
Frank Hardin has been on the FBI's most wanted list for a while, with FBI Special Agent Luke Falcon & his partner FBI Special Agent Jackie Noner trying to track him down for the past year. He manages to stay one step ahead of them. This new assignment is special - this one will personally hurt Luke Falcon.
It is Labor Day weekend & Luke Falcon arrives at the crime scene of another of Frank Hardin's victims. This time it's Frank's girlfriend Karen. As Luke & Jackie get ready to follow up on leads, Luke receives a frantic call from Caroline Lane (his cousin's sister-in-law, & whom he has been dating for the past year) saying that Mark, Sharon & Benjamin haven't arrived at the holiday home. And so the nightmare begins as Luke begins the search for his missing family.
Caroline Lane had been expecting a weekend break with her family, & hopefully seeing Luke again. She hadn't been prepared for the storm that breaks over her as she struggles to deal with the fact her family is missing. Luke is used to this sort of thing, she isn't. Yet it is her steady faith that Luke draws comfort from, & her self-sacrifice that touches his heart.
This audio book version of "True Courage" has been abridged fairly well & Todd McLaren is a good narrator - a big plus for me where audio books are concerned! Also there is music in lots of places to give atmosphere; & sound effects - footsteps, dog barking, phone ringing, helicopter whirring, to name a few - which help to bring the story alive. Whether you're resting due to ill health, doing household chores or travelling in the car; this fast-paced, faith & action filled audio book is enjoyable to listen to over & over again!