Item description for Guardian of Justice (In the Line of Fire, Book 1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #83) by Carol Steward...
Overview THIS WAS HIS TOWN NOW Tiny Antelope Springs, Colorado, had provided a place for police officer Dallas Brooks to forget about the big-city trauma that had almost destroyed him three years ago. Now drug dealers threatened to take over his small town, targeting the schools and ripping apart families. Suddenly Dallas was back in the fray. He vowed to just do his job, not get emotionally involved. But beautiful social worker Kira Matthews was right beside him, putting her heart on the line, asking him to care about people again--asking him to care about her. Pretending he didn't was his toughest fight yet. In the Line of Fire: Three siblings vow to serve, to protect...to love.
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Studio: Steeple Hill
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.5" Width: 4.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2008
Publisher Steeple Hill
Series Love Inspired Suspense
ISBN 0373442734 ISBN13 9780373442737
Reviews - What do customers think about Guardian of Justice (In the Line of Fire, Book 1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #83)?
Excellent!! Jan 26, 2008
It was only supposed to be part of a routine ride along, an opportunity to improve relations between the police department and social services. Instead, Officer Dallas Brooks and social worker Kira Matthews find themselves at the home of a domestic dispute where things are much worse than they appear. What happens when Kira gets caught in the crossfire? Kira and Dallas will have to work together in order to protect two children as well as a whole town from the consequences of drug dealing.
I usually avoid books with social workers and probably would have skipped this one if I hadn't bought all of the January 2008 Love Inspired Suspense books. However, having said that, let me say that GUARDIAN OF JUSTICE truly highlights some of the dangers social workers face on a daily basis.
Through the eyes of Kira, readers get a glimpse of just how unappreciated the profession of a social worker really is. As a social worker myself, I would know. We walk into homes, unescorted and alone, without any advance knowledge of what goes on behind those doors. We take chances for usually such a pittance of a salary that others look askance at us as to why we bother. GUARDIAN OF JUSTICE reminds me of why we do "bother".
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is also discussed very sensitively in GUARDIAN OF JUSTICE. Dallas and Kira have very different experiences, but the effects are the same regardless. PTSD is often associated with war veterans and it was good to see an author tackle this issue in a setting that readers can relate to.
Thank you, Carol Steward, for putting the profession of social work in such a true to life context, while writing one fantastic book! GUARDIAN OF JUSTICE provides a glimpse of life on the front lines of social services while also showing the value of faith. This was my first time ever reading a book by Carol Steward but I will certainly be reading more from her!