FBI Special Agent Bella Jordan is ready to move up through
the ranks of the FBI. She is waiting for that big case to
propel her career. When Bella receives a special case in
West Texas, she wants nothing to do with it, personally.
But as a professional, she knows she must revisit the
ghosts of her past and solve the case.
Bella investigates the murder of three men on High Butte
ranch outside Ballinger, Texas. The owner of the property,
Carr Sullivan, is a suspect. However, there are links to a
well-known fugitive, Brandt Richardson, a man Bella knows
only too well. The legend of Spider Rock, where Spanish
gold is said to be buried, has been the talk for many
years. Men have searched long and hard for the treasure.
Richardson is obsessed with the search, so Belle thinks he
may be around. He is the last man she wants to see again,
except for her father. She doesn't ever want to see him
again either, but she would like to see her young siblings.
She ran away from Ballinger when she was a teenager, and
she hopes no one will recognize her now.
Carr threatened the men who wanted to dig around on his
property. He regrets his action, but they angered him.
Years before, he was known as a hotheaded wheeler-dealer,
but he has changed. He found God and his life has totally
turned around. Carr has big plans and wants to run a ranch
for troubled teens. With the murders and the FBI and local
police interested in him, he is afraid those plans will all
Once Bella starts investigating, weird things start to
happen. She is shot at and someone is toying with them by
placing evidence in areas that have already been searched.
Bella suspects her father is trying to fulfill a threat to
kill her if she ever came back. Bella finds herself drawn
to Carr and recognizes that he is not to blame for the
killings. The closer she gets to Carr, the more danger she
finds herself involved in. Her aunt raised her and tried to
teach her the ways of God. Bella listened, but never really
embraced it. Carr's belief in God touches her, and she
starts to think maybe with Carr in her life, she could come
back home. That is if Brandt Richardson and her father will
let her live.
PURSUIT OF JUSTICE by DiAnn Mills is an interesting
story of treasure hunters and the obsession some men have
for gold. It is the story of a scared young girl who grows
up to be a strong woman; a woman who faces her past with a
father who sold her to a man who has more than one
obsession. The fast-paced suspense and the characters'
belief and faith in God culminate into a well-told story.
An enjoyable read!
For centuries, the legend of the Spider Rock treasure has
lured people to West Texas with promises of unimaginable
wealth. And it just claimed three more victims. Did they
fall prey to the legend's curse or just get too close to
someone else's discovery?
To investigate the murders, the FBI calls in one of its most
promising up-and-comers - Special Agent Bella Jordan. What
they don't know is that one of their prime suspects - a man
that's been on their wanted list for years - is deeply
connected to Bella's past.
As Bella probes deeper into the case, threats on her own
life convince her the killer is someone she knows. But it
soon becomes clear he's not working alone, and she'll need
to face the past she's tried so desperately to forget in
order to solve the case and prevent more murders.