|Brandt Dodson hits another homerun | Posted September 29, 2008
Ever since I read, The Lost Sheep I have become a huge Brandt Dobson fan. When I heard his next title, White Soul was a stand-alone title, not the next book in the Colton Parker Series, I have to admit I was disappointed. I loved the gritty PI feel to this series and the surprising strongly woven spiritual message that was so perfectly written by Dodson that I couldn’t wait for another look into the life of Colton Parker.
So, with this in mind, I picked up White Soul, hoping at the very least I would like the book. And did I ever. Totally different from Colton Parker, in White Soul we meet DEA agent Ron Ortega as he goes deep undercover in the drug scene in Miami. When Ortega blips onto one of the biggest dealer’s radar, Ortega takes advantage of the situation to move deeper into the organization with one goal, to take down the drug kingpin.
Ortega, though he had to leave his pregnant wife at home in Chicago, decides to extend his stay in Miami to continue on this assignment. After all, his goal is to achieve success for his family—to make a name for himself in the DEA, where he will then be able to earn the kind of money he needs to care for his wife and unborn child.
All this sounds simple, really. Go undercover, catch the bad guy and head back home to the little woman. And this is how Ortega enters into the job. But he soon begins to believe that not everything before him is black and white. There are grays, very tempting grays. A beautiful woman, Rolex watch, money and more money, and a lifestyle that puts the quality of life he provides for his wife to shame. Oh and one more thing, the big one the item that could drag any man into the gray zone, a fabulous car.
Ortega’s deep internal struggle, deciding to do the right thing or the easy thing, is wrapped up in a rapid moving, high stakes, action packed story, that surprises you over and over again with the plot twists. I could easily see this book on the big screen with shoot outs, car chases, and the excessive lifestyle of the drug dealers, And then there’s the ending, oh yes, you must get to the ending, where another big bombshell awaits you.
If this isn’t enough to satisfy, Dodson once again brings the main character’s spiritual struggle to a powerful conclusion without an overt, preachy scene.
Have I mentioned that I like this book!! You will, too. Buy it TODAY!
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