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The protector [text (large print)] / by Dee Henderson.

By: Henderson, Dee.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Henderson, Dee. O'Malley series: 4.Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2005Description: 512 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 159415029X(lg print).Subject(s): O'Malley family (Fictitious characters : Henderson) -- Fiction | Fire fighters -- Fiction | Witnesses -- Fiction | Arson -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | Romance fiction.DDC classification:
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Jack O'Malley is a fireman who is fearless when it comes to facing an inferno. But when an arsonist begins targeting his district, his shift, and his friends, Jack faces the ultimate challenge: protecting the lady who witnessed the arsonist.

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Library Journal Review

In The Protector, Lisa's brother Jack, a firefighter, tracks down an arsonist whose signature of leaving popcorn behind at the scene belongs to a man who's been dead for months. Cassie Ellis, a firefighter injured by the now-deceased arsonist, unwittingly witnesses the new villain. Now her life is on the line, and Jack searches for the strength and faith to protect the woman he is growing to love. Henderson (The Negotiator) continues her fabulous sibling series by prying into hidden corners to answer questions of faith while providing strong romantic suspense novels of interest to Christian and mainstream readers. Highly recommended for all collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Henderson has steadily built a name for herself with the O'Malley series, and this fourth installment delivers a familiar tale of Christian redemption set against a suspenseful backdrop and sprinkled with loving family ties. The book may win some new readers; one of the most innovative elements of the series is that because every book focuses on a different member of the large O'Malley clan, each novel works reasonably well as stand-alone fiction. This one highlights veteran firefighter Jack O'Malley (the "protector" of the title) as he tries to catch an arsonist whose crimes are escalating in severity. As Jack searches for the criminal, he also initiates a relationship with a burn victim, comes to terms with a sister's impending death from cancer and wrestles for the first time with serious questions of faith. The novel is occasionally intriguing: a couple of the theological conversations are insightful and probing, and the behind-the-scenes approach to firefighting is truly interesting. But Henderson's terse, choppy writing style is too heavy on dialogue and short on descriptive narration, to the point of confusing the reader. This style seems more suited to a mystery-of-the-week teleplay than a sustained, character-driven crime novel. The early theological depth is compromised in the concluding pages by simplistic ruminations on the flames of hell that await unbelievers. Although Jack's eventual conversion has been telegraphed from the beginning, it is disappointing that it comes mostly because he wants to avoid yet another fire. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved