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The Guardian | [Dee Henderson]

The Guardian

Dee Henderson is one of today's most popular inspirational novelists. She fills each work with tightly woven suspense and touching struggles of faith. Henderson has received many awards, including the RITA, National Reader's Choice Award, and Bookseller's Best Award. The Guardian is a Christy Award winner.
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Publisher's Summary

Dee Henderson is one of today's most popular inspirational novelists. She fills each work with tightly woven suspense and touching struggles of faith. Henderson has received many awards, including the RITA, National Reader's Choice Award, and Bookseller's Best Award. The Guardian is a Christy Award winner.

Just before he is nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court, a controversial judge is murdered. His speechwriter, Shari Hanford, surprises the assassin in the act and sees his face before he flees. Now U.S. Marshal Marcus O'Malley is assigned to protect Shari while police conduct a widespread manhunt.

As O'Malley draws close to the beautiful young woman, both know she is the target of someone who will stop at nothing to eliminate her. This challenge demands all O'Malley's resources, and it will also force him to examine his faith and his heart. Narrator Tom Stechschulte provides a moving performance, highlighting each spiritual conflict and conviction.

©2001 Dee Henderson; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"An entertaining thriller-cum-romance-cum-conversion story is what readers get in this fast-paced novel....Christian readers will relish this intriguing tale." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer Utah 03-15-13
    Amazon Customer Utah 03-15-13 Member Since 2009

    tired teacher

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    "Good reader, predictable plot"

    I liked this book as a bit of escapism, but it really isn't very deep. It was a good story and the set up of the O'Mallys is creative, 7 adoptive siblings, each with his/her own unique problems to be dealt with. It just isn't my schtick. I found it too unrealistic in parts, and pretty predictable in others. Although I'm not unhappy that I read it, I most likely will not purchase the rest of the series.

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    Charles Martinsburg, WV, United States 03-11-13
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    "A good story line"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if I were reading and not listening it would be hard to put down.


    What other book might you compare The Guardian to and why?

    A good who done it, or rather why


    What aspect of Tom Stechschulte’s performance would you have changed?

    The female parts. His voice as a female was irritating


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    ME Vancouver, WA 03-11-13
    ME Vancouver, WA 03-11-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Another Wonderful Book in the O'Malley Series!!"

    I love the O'Malleys. These books make you want to be part of this amazing family.
    I have read the entire series, but hearing the audio book brings them to life.

    This is a wonderful story.

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    Lisa Brookings, OR, USA 10-21-09
    Lisa Brookings, OR, USA 10-21-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Thriller with religion"

    The story line is good. However, unless you like mild sexual undertones and huge religious overtones, don't bother.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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