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 one lady who witnessed the arsonist ... Book number four in the O'Malley series brings back Jack O'Malley from The Truth Seeker in a page-turning thriller. It's Christmas. And in this time of celebration, Cassie Ellis has found the real meaning of Christmas; Jack is still searching to understand. Who is Jesus? On that answer rests his hope that someone greater than he is in control of a situation spiraling into terror.
In The Protector, a fast-paced thriller about firefighters and faith from award-winning novelist Dee Henderson, firefighter Jack O'Malley is hot on the trail of a serial arsonist. The criminal paints murals of flames on the walls of the buildings he burns, and leaves popcorn scattered at the scene of his blazes. Sidelined firefighter Cassie Ellis, who is haunted by disabilities from her entrapment in a past fire, is the only eyewitness. She's attracted to Jack, but deeper questions about his lack of Christian faith may put a damper on their relationship. When Cassie and Jack hunt for the perpetrator together, it's a sure-fire recipe for suspense and romance. Although this is the fourth installment in the O'Malley series, The Protector reads well as a standalone title. The nonstop drama will keep readers on the edge of their seats . --Cindy Crosby