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June 21, 2015

WILDERNESS RISING by A.L. Shields


5 STARS


WILDERNESS RISING
A Church Builder Novel
by
A.L. SHIELDS



HER FRIENDS THINK SHE'S GUILTY
HER ENEMIES WANT TO RECRUIT HER.


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SUMMARY (from Amazon)
From A. L. Shields—pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Stephen L. Carter—comes the thrilling sequel to The Church Builder.
It began as a search for the truth about her best friend’s death. Now Bethany Barclay is caught in the ultimate struggle to keep faith alive.
The Wilderness, an ancient cabal bent on destroying Christianity, has murdered Bethany’s best friend, framed her for acts of terrorism, and captured the brilliant teen hacker she vowed to protect. To ransom the girl, Bethany must traverse England and Europe to find the Pilate Stone—a mysterious first-century artifact that might not even exist.
She’s not the only one who wants the stone. The Garden, a powerful group of intellectuals sworn to save the Church and help Bethany, is willing to betray her to achieve their higher goals. And a mysterious third faction lurks in the shadows, waiting for her to stumble.
Alone and on the run in this international landscape of double and triple agents, Bethany’s quest becomes an ever more complex and dangerous contest against players who don’t play fair.
In this riveting sequel to The Church Builder, many of A. L. Shield’s cunning characters are ruthlessly devoted to preserving a world where faith is possible. Others aim to brutally, and finally, undermine belief.
Including Bethany’s.

About the Author
A. L. Shields is a pseudonym for Stephen L. Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught for thirty years. He is also the author of seven acclaimed works of nonfiction and five best-selling novels. His first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002), spent eleven weeks on the New York Times best seller list.

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REVIEW
 This is a book about searching for ancient artifacts, espionage and lots of action.  This is Book Two of the Church Builder series.  I didn't, but I would suggest reading Book One first since Book Two picks up where Book One leaves off. Annabelle Seavers left some clues to find the Pilate Stone before she died.  Now Bethany Barclay is following her friends clues.  The problem is Bethany is running from the FBI and other law enforcements.    Following Annabelle's clues she went to England to save her friend, Janice from an untimely death during two weeks of the  Wilderness.  She is always moving, running from the law so she has to pay for everything by cash and always looking over her shoulder.
The author kept the action at peak level to keep the reader  wrapped  up in this novel.  You wondered what was around the next corner.  What would Bethany find?Bethany used her intelligence and wit to stay alive.  This is a battle between good and evil and captivates the readers into thinking of the spiritual battles that constantly  happen every minute.  The story makes the reader think long and hard about those spiritual battles and their prayers and faith.

I received a complimentary copy of WILDERNESS RISING from the author A.L.Shields and BookLoook Blogging for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.




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