The Brothers’ Keepers
RidgeRoute Press, Nov 17 2014, $14.99
At four in the morning from Switzerland, upset BBC war correspondent Jeff Madison calls his archeologist mom Grace who is in Brussels. He tells her someone fired a shot that just missed his wife Becca, a former M16 operative, and that he cannot locate his sister Maggie who is in Paris before heading to Marseilles to attend a water conference. When Grace fails to make contact with her daughter, she calls her husband Mark who is in Colorado.
Though the attack on Becca and the vanishing of Maggie probably are unrelated harrowing incidents; Mark, Grace, Jeff and Becca rendezvous in Paris; as none of them want to take a chance otherwise. Also meeting them in France is Grace’s former teaching assistant and current acting director of the Kinneret dig in Israel, Cliff, who wants to marry Maggie. As they search for missing Maggie, each Madison turns to God praying for her safe return, but hesitant to rely solely on the Lord.
The second Parched inspirational family drama (See When Camels Fly) is a rousing thriller in which the females are very competent in their abilities to take charge and the smart males let them. With a fully-developed lead family and a solid support cast, sub-genre fans will appreciate the Madison inspiring tour of Europe and to a lesser amount the Holy Land.