Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Review: The Protectors By Bernard Lee Deleo

Connor Bradwick and Ellie James enforce the law in one of the perennially most dangerous cities in the country: Oakland, CA. Bradwick snaps when he and James bust in on a kidnapping ring, enslaving children for pornography. He brutally executes the three kidnappers, stunning James. He sets up the scene to pass for self-defense with Ellie James cooperation. Their ruse succeeds, triggering a two cop crackdown on crime the city of Oakland’s leaders scurry to stop. Dedicated to end ‘look the other way’ crime suppression tactics, ending in destruction and death for the common people in Oakland, Bradwick and James decide it’s time to go on offense.

Connor explains it this way after they rescue the kidnapped children, “The kids made me start thinking about how I want folks to look at us. I don’t care anymore to visit someone to tell them we found the people who broke into their business or house and robbed them blind. I want them to wave at us from their house or business as we go by because we prevent the gangbangers, drug dealers and thugs from terrorizing them.”

The crime war takes on different meaning when they bust an MS-13 El Salvadoran gangster’s illegal alien processing center. Connor and Ellie run headlong into a corrupt politician on the gangster’s payroll, and the terrorists behind him. Soon, everyday crime fighting busts become a fond memory.  
My Review:
I love Bernard's books.  I was hooked by the first one I picked up and this one is just as good.  We have a crime frighting team, that is introduced and explained in such a way as you find them real.  They are angry, they want justice done and not watch the criminals get slapped on the wrist and released back into society.  I think the thing I loved most about this book is the fact it points out everything that is so wrong with our justice system and the way the law bends for criminals.  It will inspire you to think.  It had a great plot and premise.  It was also a page turner.  If you enjoy action/adventure with a life lesson buried inside, then you will enjoy this book!!  I loved it!!!

1 comment:

BernardL said...

Thanks for the wonderful review, Nikki!

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