Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hidden Agenda by Lisa Harris - REVIEWED

About the Book:
His cover is blown. Now his enemies are on his heels and closing in.
Michael Hunt is alive--and on the run. Presumed dead by friends and family, the undercover assignment he's been working for the past eight months has just been blown. With a hit out on his life and corruption inside the Atlanta police department, Michael finds himself hunted by both the cartel and the law. His only hope is Olivia Hamilton--the daughter of the man who wants him dead.

This nonstop chase from Christy Award-winning Lisa Harris will leave you breathless.

My Thoughts:
We’re stuck in the middle of nowhere with at least two armed men after us, but I was reminded that God is still in control.”  (p. 127)

Michael Hunt has a very practical faith.  He has to as he serves his country as an undercover cop attempting to take down some of the most dangerous members of vast drug cartels.  In Lisa Haris’ latest novel, Hidden Agenda, she places the readers amidst imminent danger  time and time again.  Olivia Hamilton and her brother Ivan are compelled to act on behalf of Michael to save his life.  They never dreamed that in that one act of courage they commit themselves to a situation that opens a door upon the hidden evil that composes the underbelly of their lives.  It seems that once that door is opened they must fight for their lives every minute, because there are a host of people in legal and government positions that work for the drug cartel – they don’t know who they can trust!

The odds seem quite impossible throughout this novel.  One minute Michael, Olivia and Ivan seem to be a step or two ahead of the cartel, and the next minute it seems they have been swallowed by an evil so vast that there can be no way out other than through the next bullet that explodes into their world.  This is truly a heart-pounding book to read!  There are SO MANY hidden agendas, SO MANY layers of deceit and SO LITTLE time to sort through it all!  For you see, there is a grave danger at the heart of this novel, because the drug cartel is in the midst of a territorial war.  The stakes are MUCH larger than anyone imagins, and these drug lords are evil in ways that bar every resistance!

BUT GOD….the faith of Michael and others in the story is strong, practical and unshakable.  They must face romance, uncertainty, unforgiveness, guilt and a host of other situations while battling the drug cartel.  The readers watch them grow and stretch in their faith, and even though you never know who will survive from one page to the next (a lot of people lose their life in this story), there is that blessed assurance that lies beneath it all.  I think that is the reason I enjoy Haris’ books so much.  She infuses her books with truth even though every situation is pretty dire.  I thank GOD for that hope!

This book is the best of every element that I find irresistible in a novel!! I HIGHLY recommend Hidden Agenda!

About the Author:
Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 fromRomantic Times. She has sold over thirty novels and novella collections. Along with her husband, she and her three children have spent over ten years living as missionaries in Africa where she homeschools, leads a women's group, and runs a nonprofit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. The ECHO Project works in southern Africa promoting Education, Compassion, Health, and Opportunity and is a way for her to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves . . . the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice" (Proverbs 31:8).

When she's not working, she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa, visit her website at or her blog at For more information about The ECHO Project, please visit

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