Review: The Devil’s Garden – Brady Christianson
Former Recon Marine Brandon Colson has lived a good life. He has a beautiful wife and three wonderful daughters. There’s nothing else he could ask for. He’s content with the way his life is going and enjoys every minute of it to the fullest. In his mind, he’s living a peaceful existence, one he’s making the most of. Yet all that changes within the blink of an eye.
An unexpected intrusion into his home leaves quite a few men dead with Brandon smack-dab in the middle of the fiasco. He knows the police are wondering as to what’s going. They’re intent on gleaning as much information from him as possible, but he doesn’t really have anything concrete to give them. All he knows is that someone has made an attempt against him and his family for reasons unknown to him. Or so the police think.
While he’s not that forthcoming with what he knows, he understands that the less the police know, the less the body count will rise. A terrorist group is out to get him for slights he’s committed against them long ago. The ghosts of his past have started to come out of the woodwork, intent on wreaking havoc on his life. If he’s to succeed in setting all wrongs to right, he’ll need to put them to rest, once and for all. Unfortunately, the Arab adversaries sent to combat against him won’t make that so easy.
Detective Samuel Collier has been assigned to keep close tabs on him. While that doesn’t sit well with him, he knows his unlikely ally will be useful to him in one way or another. His family’s life and that of those he comes to care for are at stake. He knows what he needs to do and how to go about it. He just needs Samuel’s cooperation in order to achieve an end to his own means. Making use of every means necessary at his disposal in order to put a stop to the cell’s menace, Brandon puts his trust in God’s hands as he moves forth in taking out the threat completely while trying not to shed innocent blood in the process.
Extremely graphic, Brady utilizes the dialogue itself to tell a story surrounding a man, his family, and the consequences that have led him to where he is now. This is the sort of book that leaves the reader wondering as to whether the consequences of our past actions can have a negative impact on the lives we lead in the future. Thought-provoking and full of intense action and adventure, this is a book that’s hard to put down once you start reading. Granted, it’s not for everyone, but it is definitely a unique read.
A Marine’s past is never far behind him, but sometimes it’s a lot closer than he thinks . . .
After years of enjoying the soft, quiet, civilian, family life, former Recon Marine Brandon Colson still has a large price on his head…only his family doesn’t know it. That is, until a heavily armed squad of terrorists breaks into his house and tries to kill him and his family.
After swiftly dispatching the would-be assassins, Colson realizes the ghosts from his past have somehow managed to come back to haunt him. His worst nightmare has come true. His identity – a secret until now – has been mysteriously compromised. Something he did years ago, while on a recon mission during his tour of service, has kept anger burning in the hearts of powerful Arab adversaries. And the men who attacked his house are simply an omen of what is to come.
With his family in hiding, Colson and local detective Sam Collier set out to locate and neutralize the remainder of the terrorist cell. It’s a race against time, and the plot they uncover along the way defies all expectation.
Their fates in the balance until the last second, the two men must fight for their lives as they navigate a trail littered with bloodshed and revenge that leads straight to hell on earth: The Devil’s Garden.
About The Author:
Brady Christianson is a former United States Marine Corps Recon Marine whose military service and Christian faith has shaped his writing.
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