Paige Rogers, former CIA agent is now head librarian in the town of Split Creek, Oklahoma. Now instead of securing America from the bad guys, she is securing library fines from overdue books. And just when she is settling into her new life, her past come back to haunt her. Paige begins to fight not only for her new home, but the feeling that have begun to develop for the high school football coach, Miles Laird.
I really like Paige. She was a refreshing character, smart, funny and complicated. She struggled through most of the book to find God's peace. I like that she bakes pies on Thursday and makes the Split Creek book club feel welcome and comfortable. Being a former spy she is used to living on her own, depending on no one but herself, so living in a small town presents its own challenges for her.
The one thing that did annoy me about Paige, was the fact she gave into the bad guy way to easily and then just expected the bad guy to keep his word. As a former CIA agent I would have expected a backup plan at the very least. For me, this made the story a bit less plausible.
Our hero, Miles Laird, took me longer to warm up to. I didn’t find him all that interesting for about the first third of the book. It was only after he began to find that the pieces of Paige’s history weren’t adding up and he did some background investigating that he began to come alive for me. We learned that he used to own and run a security firm and why gave that up and come to Split Creek. It was then that he began to step up and we could see the hero in him.
The storyline itself was incredible. The author put together a wonderful story full of suspense with a touch of romance. There were a couple of plot twists that I didn’t see coming, so that always thrills me when that happens. I really enjoyed this book. It was entertaining as well as intriguing.
My 17 year old sister loves the Call of Duty books. I read this on her recommendation. It is a great easy read that grabs your attention and pulls you in to the end. Don't be expecting a deep literary masterpiece but it is a very enjoyable read.
Paige (great name for a librarian) has been living in a small town where no one knows who she really is. But then someone comes into town and threatens her, and her secret is out. Paige doesn't know who to trust but someone in town is a mole and she must find this person.
I thought this was an intriguing book. Paige's attention to detail and having to balance her secret life plus the life the townspeople know makes for an interesting story.
While I could predict most of what would happen, and who the players were in the story, this book was one that I could not put down. There were twist that I never thought I would see that created a depth of knowledge into the back-stories of each character. And the whole CIA turned small town Liberian thing just was mind baffling.
I read all three books in this series by this author. I liked all three and felt they were a little above some others. A professional reviewer said if you like Dee Henderson's series, you will like these. While true, no author so far that I have read can reach the O'Malley series or the "True" series by Henderson. These three did come closer. I haven't checked to see if this author has other such suspense/mystery books.
DiAnn Mills created characters that are easy to love. Miles is lovable and easy to cheer for as both a football coach and a bo for Paige. Paige is just a great character with so much depth. As a new Christian she struggles with her past, her faith, and growing feelings toward Miles. The secondary characters add a lot to the story as well. The conflict between Walt and Chris is true to real life and high school football players. The villain and his cohorts were equally well done and added the proper tension to the story.This book is fast paced and has some very nice twists that kept me guessing. I love mysteries and even though it was obvious from the beginning who the bad guy was, there were several unknowns.I hadnt read anything by DiAnn Mills prior to this book, but look forward to reading more by her. Her style is engaging and easy to read. If you like Terri Blackstocks Private Justice series Im sure youll enjoy this book.
I have taken writing classes from DiAnn Mills and this book is a testimony to her great teaching. She practices what she preaches.The story deals with a dilemma many Christians face. Sometimes you have to do things you've been taught Christians don't do. If you can do a greater good by acting and a greater harm by not acting, what do you do? Do you allow more people to be hurt? Possibly murdered? Paige Rogers faces just such a dilemma. This book fulfills DiAnne's promise "Expect an Adventure."
A good read and a page turner. I enjoyed the contrast of a small home town librarian and an ex CIA operative being the same woman. I liked the book but something was missing from it for it to be a 5 star for me. I would however certainly buy the next book in the series. I do wish it was next spring.
Breach of Trust by DiAnn Mills is definitely great writing and then some--well written hero and heroine you immediately feel drawn to--with high morals, yet flawed like the rest of us; also well-rounded minor characters; superb description; exciting plot with escalating conflict and tension; and many unexpected twists and turns that will keep you reading long past your bedtime like I did!Here is the back blurb description of the heroine: Paige Rogers is a former CIA agent who lost all she treasured seven years ago when her entire team was killed in a covert mission. She blames their leader--Daniel Keary, a just-announced candidate for governor of her state--whom Paige believes betrayed them. Disillusioned and afraid for her life, she disappears and starts a new life as a small-town librarian."If you read this book, I guarantee you'll never look at your librarian with the same eyes! And you'll be caught up in this book like a movie unfolding before your eyes. Come to think of it, this book would make a great movie!
Breach of Trust is the first installment in the Call of Duty series by author DiAnn Mills. This latest effort follows the story of Paige Rogers, a mild mannered librarian in a small town whose past reveals a secret life of a former CIA operative. She is being forced to keep her real identity hidden by a former associate with political aspirations. Shes in love with the towns high school football coach, Miles Laird, but refuses to act on her romantic impulses for fear that she will put him in danger. It doesnt help that Miles refuses to give up on pursuing a relationship with her.The past comes crashing down on Paige and Miles as hidden secrets crawl from the woodwork. This suspenseful thriller kept me turning pages well past bedtime as I approached the thrilling twists and turns and action sequences which I felt could have been crafted a bit better. Still, DiAnn weaves a thoroughly entertaining story with a thick cord of faith in God that will inspire and encourage. I cant wait for the next Call of Duty book!
Paige Rogers reminds me of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter, trying to keep his real identity secret. He has super powers that cant be revealed to the public. He only uses his powers to help people he cares about and/or to save them from danger.I like DiAnns spin on Paige, mild-mannered librarian, Is she faster than a speeding bullet? Prettier than any belle of the South? Its a bird. Its a plane. Its Super Librarian! The author does have some really funny lines mixed in with all the action, suspense and drama.Paige Rogers has seen more action than someone would see in a couple of life times. All is well until Keary starts turning up the heat near the end of his run for governor. Shes done her part and she wants Keary to hold to his end of the agreement they made in Africa. The price was high and she lost everything; there was nothing more to give him.Paige struggles with her double life and holds off using her super-training until peoples lives are at stake - especially her own. I love Paiges sense of humor as she turns down a motorcycle ride from Miles because he thinks she is a shy, quiet librarian. She's playing the part when she says to Miles, I have a theory that people have only so much luck in life, and Ive already stretched mine to the limit. Keep your Harley. Ill stick with my sensible economic car. And seat belts.DiAnn writes a very exciting, surprising story about politics, the CIA and corruption. Readers beware!!! Once you pick up this book you wont stop until the end...
Breach of Trust is the first book I have read by DiAnn Mills. It was an exciting book to read. I did not want to put it down. I am looking forward to the second book in this series. I am also going to try some of her other books. If anyone is looking for a fast paced book that you can not put down, this is it. I highly recommend this book.
Fabulous. Absolutely love it. Best ever. This was a wonderful read. With my Alias addiction, this story felt familiar, yet was all at the same time unique and new. I am so pumped about this new Call of Duty Series from DiAnn Mills that I am extremely doubtful I will be able to stand the wait until 2010 for book #2.We have action and adventure with tons of espionage. There are the CIA operatives, and counter-operatives. Good guys and bad. And then of course, there is the theme of how the everyday life works Jesus right in.Fully a page turner, edge of your seat book. I could not find out what would happen next fast enough. I did see the bad guy early on, but I claim that to be my ultimate spy skills showing through. *grin*I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is good for anyone who enjoys shows such as Alias or 24, movies like Breach, Shooter, or others. If you read and enjoyed anything by Jill Elizabeth Nelson or Melanie Wells, you will absolutely LOVE this book and I am sure the entire series as well.Give me more!!!
Because of DiAnn Mills, I need botox! Almost every chapter had me raising my eyebrows, causing my forehead to wrinkle. This is one Christian fiction I enjoyed reading page after page.The characters are believable, the plot is fast paced, and the ending ties up neatly. There's plenty of suspense with the protagonist, Paige Rogers, a CIA operative in hiding and a campaign for governor taking place. Thrown into the mix is high school football coach, Miles Laird, who plays a wanna-be lover.However, I find fault when Ty Dalton, a man with only one redeeming quality--that of pride in his son--does not bother to go to the hospital to visit that injured son. That move is out of character for Ty, making his character flatter than necessary.Written in third person narrative, the reader easily follows the thought process of each character. To heighten the drama, antagonist chapters are written in first person narrative and printed with a different font. Even though this is book one in a series, it is a stand-alone novel. I say, well done! Discussion questions are included.
In Breach of Trust, DiAnn Mills poses a tricky question: How does a Christian CIA operative balance the necessities of deceit and subtrafuge with her faith? It's a question that plagues Paige Rogers - AKA Mikaela Olsson. And when Paige finds herself falling for Miles Laird, the small town's upstanding high school football coach, her life becomes even more tangled. Mills has written a novel that combines small town charm with spy-thriller intrigue. In a town where not everything is the way it seems, Paige's journey through regret and remorse to redemption is riveting.
Do you want to read a suspenseful page-turner? DiAnn Mills Breach of Trust is it. Conflict and tension arise on every page.Paige Rogers, a former CIA operative, has hidden her identity to protect her family. Her quiet life as a librarian in a small town has been her refuge. She is threatened to come out in the open or else. Her parents believe she died seven years ago. Her new found friends and boyfriend may find out she has deceived them all these years. Will they be able to forgive her if they do? Or is any of them a mole for the culprit? Lives are on the line if she doesnt give in to the blackmail of her former partner, who has betrayed once her before. But does she want to trade her loved ones and her soul to the enemy? Can she save her friends, family and her own life? Or will she lose everything trying?If you like romance, suspense and danger wrapped into one book, you will love DiAnn Mills Breach of Trust.