About the Book
On the eve of his medical retirement, Navy SEAL Jedidiah Johnson receives a frantic call from his estranged childhood best friend David Yarnell. David’s daughter has been kidnapped off the streets of Nashville in broad daylight. The police have no suspects and no leads. The only clue: the body of a dead priest left behind at the scene. With the clock ticking, David is growing desperate, as is his wife, Rachel . . . Jed’s first love.
Despite his painful history with David and Rachel, Jed agrees to help. But he’s spent his career as a door-kicking Navy SEAL, not an investigator. His presence immediately draws unwanted attention, creates friction with the local police, and triggers a mysterious attempt on his life. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse, it starts to happen again―the voices in his head, the nightmares, the visions. Dark memories and strange abilities, things he believed he’d left behind when he fled Nashville for the Navy at eighteen, begin to resurface.
Jed realizes that to save the missing girl, he must take a leap of faith and embrace the gifts he’s denied for all these years. To foil this dark intercept, he’ll need more than just his years as a SEAL operator, because he has no choice now but to take up arms and join the battle in the unseen spiritual warfare raging all around him. And there is far more at stake than just a missing girl: the world is not the place he thought it was―and he is not alone.
Follow the military heroes of The Shepherds series as they bring the power of light into the dark mystery of Sara Beth’s abduction.
In My Opinion
A former Navy SEAL, a girl with a special gift who has gone missing, and a race around Nashville to find her make Dark Intercept by the writing team of Andrews and Wilson a book that you will fly through.
This military thriller dives more than surface deep as the authors explore good and evil—both the seen and the unseen. Jedediah Johnson is somewhat jaded but when he agrees to help out his former best friend by finding his daughter, you get a peek at his heart.
But what really sets this book apart are the scenes from Sarah Beth’s point of view. First, her quick acceptance of Jed is true to her character. These two male authors write their tween protagonist in a way that shows us she’s special while keeping some of her innocence intact. It’s a tough feat but one Andrews & Wilson handle with aplomb.
I wholly look forward to book two in this series and learning more about the shepherds and the watchers.
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