Item description for Private Justice (Newpointe 911 V1) by Terri Blackstock...
Overview A serial killer begins to stalk the town of Newport, Louisiana, and when it seems like Mark Branning's wife is next on the hit list, he is determined to protect her, but first the two must move to save their dying marriage
Publishers Description Staying together had seemed impossible. Now it s their only hope. A dark shadow of fear has fallen over Newpointe, Louisiana. First one, then another of the town firemen s wives has been murdered, and a third has barely escaped an attempt on her life. Incredible as it seems, a serial killer is stalking this sleepy little southern community. And Mark Branning s wife may be next on the list. Mark is determined to protect her. But keeping Allie alive won t be easy---not with their marriage already dying a bitter death. Unless they renew their commitment to each other and to God, someone else may settle their problems permanently. And time to decide is running out. This tense and exciting thriller is more than a fabulous read; it has an underlying message about the place of religion within a marriage. Highly recommended. ---Library Journal Private Justice is book one in the Newpointe 911 series by award-winning novelist Terri Blackstock. Newpointe 911 offers taut, superbly crafted novels of faith, fear, and close-knit small-town relationships, seasoned with romance and tempered by insights into the nature of relationships, redemption, and the human heart. Look also for Shadow of Doubt, Line of Duty, Word of Honor, and Trial by Fire."
Citations And Professional Reviews Private Justice (Newpointe 911 V1) by Terri Blackstock has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 02/01/1998 page 70
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.47" Width: 5.43" Height: 1.02" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jul 11, 2013
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Newpointe 911
Series Number 1
ISBN 0310217571 ISBN13 9780310217572 UPC 025986217570
Availability 0 units.
More About Terri Blackstock
Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist. Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in an Air Force family. She lived in nine states and attended the first four years of school in The Netherlands. Because she was a perpetual “new kid,” her imagination became her closest friend. That, she believes, was the biggest factor in her becoming a novelist. She sold her first novel at the age of twenty-five, and has had a successful career ever since.
Recent books include her acclaimed Intervention Series (Intervention, Vicious Cycle, and Downfall). Other recent favorites include Shadow in Serenity, Predator and Double Minds, and the Restoration Series, the Newpointe 911 Series, the Cape Refuge Series, and the SunCoast Chronicles series.
In 1994 Terri was writing romance novels under two pseudonyms for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, Dell and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening prompted her to switch gears. At the time, she was reading more suspense than romance, and felt drawn to write thrillers about ordinary people in grave danger. Her newly awakened faith wove its way into the tapestry of her suspense novels, offering hope instead of despair. Her goal is to entertain with page-turning plots, while challenging her readers to think and grow. She hopes to remind them that they’re not alone, and that their trials have a purpose.
Terri has appeared on national television programs such as “The 700 Club” and “Home Life,” and has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country. The story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey, True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa, Faces of Faith by John Hanna, and I Saw Him In Your Eyes by Ace Collins.
Terri Blackstock currently resides in the state of Mississippi. Terri Blackstock was born in 1957.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Private Justice (Newpointe 911 V1)?
Best Book ever ! Feb 22, 2007
This book is great! My best friend told me to read this and I think it is her favorite too. The whole series is about the same town and the same people so when you read the first book you will have to read all of them. I also recommend anything by Terri Blackstock.
Blackstock's books are a real joy May 11, 2006
Having just finished the Cape Refuge series, I moved on to another by starting Private Justice, the 1st book in the Newpointe 911 series. (Subsequent books, in order, are: Shadow of Doubt, Word of Honor, Trial by Fire, and Line of Duty.)
I would agree that the premise of this book may be somewhat far-fetched, but suspension of disbelief is part of the enjoyment. Everything doesn't have to be so totally realistic.
As in the Cape Refuge series, Newpointe 911 introduces us to characters we grow to care about. Assuming they continue throughout the series...have only read this 1st one so far.
I will admit I grew a little tired of the "misunderstanding" between Mark and Allie about Mark's supposed straying from the marriage vows. She jumps to conclusions after walking in on Mark hugging a female colleague and he gives in and moves out way too meekly. As his devotion to her proves itself over and over, she steadfastly continues to be angry. It takes a near fatal injury to bring them both around....too formulaic? Maybe, but I say overlook it and just enjoy the book.
Great Christian Fiction! Apr 16, 2006
I'm a new Terri Blackstock fan, but she has me hooked now! I love the way she manages to get the message of Christ into each book. And the suspense in this kept me on the edge of my chair. I like to read anyway, but I literally could not put this one down until I had finished it. I hope she writes more Newpointe 911 novels!
This novel focuses on the firemen in Newpointe and their wives. First one wife is murdered--and then another! It soon becomes obvious that a killer is stalking the firemen's wives. Mark Branning is determined to keep his wife safe, but that is difficult to do because she kicked him out of the house for a suspected affair. But they each love the other, and they are Christians, so they reach out to God for help. And we know that the Holy Spirit is always there with us, regardless of what happens. It is definitely an exciting and fulfilling read!
Christian Mystery!!! Feb 19, 2006
I am reading the "Cape Refuge" series and love it. Now she has scored another homerun with the first installment of the "911" series. I love Christian mystery and Terri Blackstock does it better than any author I have found.
The Beginning of Another Blackstock Legacy Sep 5, 2005
Terri Blackstock had me hooked by the second chapter of her amazing book. Me being an avid reader of hers, I had expectations that were met by the first half of the book, love, suspense, and mystery. She writes with such ease, she lures you in. I fell in love with the two main characters, Mark and Allie, and hoped taht some fire would spark between them. But the story within the book, was Dan and Jill. Reading the first two books, I've realized their love story is a basis for the whole series. I would recommend this book to an avid reader of suspense. It will not get your hopes hope!