When Jackie sees the picture of her childhood friend on the news as being wanted for acts of terrorism, she tries to help him. When he doesn’t answer the door, she picks the lock and enters. She sees someone coming out of the shadows and is locked in battle before she realizes it’s Ian. She has no sooner declared herself when they hear someone entering the house from the back. Suddenly, they’re on the run! Law enforcement officials are after them, but others, from the other side of the law are trying to kill them, and always seem to be one step ahead.
No Place to Hide is a complex mystery with many threads that keep the suspense high from beginning to end. The plot centers on smallpox virus stolen from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and a coded message that has gone awry and been seen by people who shouldn’t have seen it — Ian being one of them. FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Miller, is on the trail, but isn’t certain Ian isn’t being framed. She’s working with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Agent Sam Ferguson who’s convinced Ian is guilty, and now Jackie is guilty by association. The problem is, Ian has sent a copy of the coded message to his cousin Holly, bringing her into danger as well. Bodies are piling up, and the fugitives are racing against time, from Georgia, to South Carolina, to New York City, and the network of terrorist agents is vast and determined.
This novel is fast-paced and exciting. Eason explores the loss of faith in God when difficulties mount and prayers seem to go unanswered. Jackie has had many difficulties in her life and feels that God has abandoned her. Ian, however, has a deep and abiding faith that tells him there is a plan in everything and that God’s hand will lead them through their difficulties and bring them safely through. Not all things come out the way they would like but Jackie’s faith is restored without it being ‘preachy’. It took me only a day to read; it was very difficult to put down. * * * * *
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.