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Trade Paperback
300 pages
Mar 2006
WestBow Press

The Imposter

by Davis Bunn

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Matt Kelly is an FBI agent investigating his mother’s murder. To prevent the local police from just pulling any man off the street and claiming they caught “the bad guy,” Kelly is straining for all levels of the law to let him have a role in the investigation to see that real justice is served to the right guy. He eventually gets the position he wants and begins the emotionally and physically demanding investigation with the constant distractions of criminal justice politics. Oh, and don’t forget about the hint of love in the air for both Kelly and his supervising detective.

The plot was good and not totally Christian, however, the lead detective is a discerning Christian. The church Kelly’s mother attended is a minor part of the story, and the pastor we find has a history that is key to the investigation. Yet Bunn leaves out the in-your-face plug for Christianity.

Imposter has Vietnam War history and accounts spread throughout, and the word picture of men being real men underlies the story. In spite of that, the book is not written for any particular gender. And at times the writing becomes confusing with names and descriptions of guns, bombs, and explosives, which can make it difficult, but not impossible, to follow. Kelly’s partner is a female detective, Connie, who is dealing with sexual harassment from her supervisor “hands.” Connie is a strong woman who copes with her past in the story.

Overall, an awesome plot, well-rounded characters, and real justice equal the recommended read, Imposter. – Holly Wells, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Matt Kelley's knack for concealing his identity is his greatest asset as a federal agent. But when an assignment gets personal, discovering who he really is may prove to be the toughest mission of all.