Thursday, January 2, 2014

Book Review: The Trigger by L.J. Sellers

The Trigger
By L.J. Sellers
Publisher: Spellbinder Press
Published: Dec 5, 2013

Amazon Synopsis:
Agent Jamie Dallas loves undercover assignments that get her out of the Phoenix Bureau. But when a woman and her baby disappear from an isolated community of preppers in Northern California, she knows the risk of infiltrating the armed group is dangerously high.
Once inside the compound, she discovers that the brothers who founded Destiny are scheming something far more devious than kidnapping or murder. Meanwhile, her local FBI contact, Agent McCullen, is pulled from her team and assigned to investigate the murder of a woman with phony ID, found at the bottom of a motel pool.
Soon Dallas finds herself in deeper trouble than she's ever encountered—with no way to 
reach her contacts. Can she break free of bunker and stop their bizarre end-of-world plans? Will Agent McCullen identify the killer in time to help?
The Trigger is a gripping story that highlights our greatest fear—how a megalomaniac and a hacker-for-hire can threaten civilization as we know it.
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My Thoughts:

This is the first book in what will be the Jamie Dallas series. Jamie is an FBI investigator sent undercover to locate the whereabouts of a missing woman and child from a small commune of “preppers” – people who are preparing for the end of the world. A simple assignment leads to something much bigger.

Agent McCullen, her team contact gets pulled from the team to investigate a murder. He’s not happy about it because he’s become interested in Jamie and the missing woman is an old flame.

The more Jamie finds out about the two brothers who own the prepper community, the more she realizes that there is something much more sinister going on. Her discovery leads her to a plot to start a world war and cause a total disruption of the financial markets and internet systems.

L.J. Sellers has done an excellent job of weaving together a believable story with a plausible plot. With the ability the hackers have to infiltrate systems, this storyline could happen. The book moves along at a good pace keeping the interest of the reader. The characters are likeable. I enjoyed the book.

 I look forward to reading more Jamie Dallas books. I rated the book four stars out of five.

Thank you to the publishers, Spellbinder Press, through NetGalley, for providing an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.  A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

L.J. Sellers writes the bestselling Detective Jackson mystery/thriller series—a two-time Readers Favorite Award winner—as well as provocative standalone thrillers. Her novels have been highly praised by Mystery Scene, Crimespree, and RT Reviews, and her Jackson books are the highest-rated crime fiction on Amazon.

L.J., who resides in Eugene, Oregon where her novels are set, is also an award-winning journalist who earned the Grand Neal. When not plotting murders, she enjoys standup comedy, cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. She’s also been known to jump out of airplanes.

In 2103, L.J. founded Housing Help, a charity that helps homeless families accessing housing. The idea is to collect enough small donations to make a huge difference in the lives of individuals. For more information, click here.

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