Kill Devil is the second in the Jed Patrick series by Mike Dellosso. In the first of the series, Centralia, we learn about Jed's amazing fighting skills and a little about the government agency that helped hone them. In this book, we see exactly how far Centralia will go to get what they want.
It's a pretty fast paced book, mixed with fight scenes, psychological warfare, and the everlasting grace of God. Dellosso does a great job of mixing in the characters' relationships with God and their struggles. He also does a great job of weaving in a few new characters. If I had any complaint it would be that it all tidied up pretty quick at the end. It could have been a bit more messy and I would have liked it even more, considering there is at least one more in the series.
Overall, the second in the Jed Patrick series does not disappoint. It's a great weekend read about a guy who is trying to discover himself and has the good fortune to have a family to help with that and the bad fortune to have a government agency that wants to keep him under their thumb.
In case you're interested, here's a little more about the author.
What do you hope readers will take away from the story?
That though life may get crazy and reality may seem muddled, though varying
versions of the truth may come your way and different voices will whisper
messages, there is one thing that never changes: God’s truth. He is the only one truly
worthy of our faith, our trust, our love. He is the one constant in life. He never
changes and His will is always right.
You have gone through some challenging situations in your personal life
—cancer, overcoming a severe stutter, cancer, and a failed adoption. What have you learned
through these situations?
I’ve learned that we don’t always understand what God is doing or why He’s doing it.
In fact, truly, we rarely understand it. He opens doors; He closes doors. He permits
some things to happen and prevents other things from happening. He calls us to do
some pretty strange and seemingly irresponsible things. But in spite of all that I’ve
learned to trust Him. I’ve learned that His ways are not our ways. I’ve learned that a
surefire way of heading off disappointment is to hold on loosely to our plans and
label everything with “To be determined [if it’s God’s will].” They have been hard
lessons but once you grasp it, once you truly understand that we belong to Him, that
we are entitled to nothing and are not our own, then it all makes sense. It’s all about walking by faith. One step at a time.
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A copy of this book was provided for me for the purpose of review from Tyndale Publishers. I'm never required to give a good or bad review, just my own opinions.