Being introduced to DiAnn Mills with the novel, "Deadly Encounter", was the book that made me a fan! Now with this newest release, "Deep Extraction", once again I am blown away at her expertise in writing masterful action packed suspense!
Mills is a writer who knows how to treat a reader. Right?! I want intrigue, fast paced suspense, meaningful dialog, a message of hope, and characters the reader admires and respects. It's all here in these black and white pages that leap off into a world of choices.
Each character faces different life circumstances. As we see those circumstances continually change. Nothing remains the same. Change is evident in our lives. Most of all it is our choice in how we journey through our circumstances. We can either rise above or be sucked into a darkness of unrest. These characters face the world around them differently.
The title of this book is ingenious! The message I walk away with? We gotta go deep. We gotta extract what shouldn't be there and mine what's most valuable. But that's the lesson here. What's most valuable to us? When we live a Christ-centered life the things that once were important to us are no longer those at the top of the list. Our choices change. Circumstance no longer guides our life.
We see characters of faith, others who are coming to faith. Some have questions. It's hard to understand what we can't come to see as truth. Often we want proof before we can truly believe. Gosh, there's just so much here to learn! I love walking away from a novel with a pondering heart into my own life.
These characters face anger and surprise at life's circumstance. What's great is that faith is from the first to last page. I love their struggle with faith, with believing. The main character's brother lived out his faith through a trial in his life. His live is evident of a life lived in deep faith. The outcome of his trial isn't at all what this sister would see as an answer to prayer. But for her brother, he seen things much different. Was faith his crutch? You know what? When I need a crutch there's no one I would rather lean on than my Savior. This is a great message for us to live out a faith for those around us to see. They may not understand much about us, but what better legacy to leave for them!
Looking for a great series? With this one you don't have to read the books in order. Each can be read as a stand-alone. This is one I quickly absorbed. This author isn't one to miss. If you have yet to read anything penned by DiAnn Mills this is a terrific place to start!
This novel was a gift from Tyndale for sharing my review with you.
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author whose novels have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, and Carol Award contests. When she's not writing, DiAnn is busy teaching and doing research through the FBI Citizens Academy. She and her husband live in Houston, Texas. Visit her online at www.diannmills.com.