Andrea Wilton and Brian Strait, from Shuster Detective Agency, take on another case to find a missing person. This second book in the series introduces DJ Wiebe, a biker who rides with The Sons Riders, a Christian biker ministry. Another biker, a member of The Demons Raiders, is missing and presumed dead. DJ, his friend, hires Shuster Detective Agency to find him. He initiAndrea Wilton and Brian Strait, from Shuster Detective Agency, take on another case to find a missing person. This second book in the series introduces DJ Wiebe, a biker who rides with The Sons Riders, a Christian biker ministry. Another biker, a member of The Demons Raiders, is missing and presumed dead. DJ, his friend, hires Shuster Detective Agency to find him. He initiates Andrea and Brian into the biker culture, a world that encompasses motorcycles, leather, drugs and murder....
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Presumed Dead Reviews
After reading the first book in the Wilton/Strait Mystery Series – Vanished, I was looking forward to the 2nd book in the series. It did not disappoint. In this book, we meet back up with Andrea and Brian who have now started their detective agency. DJ, who was introduced at the end of the last book, introduces them to the completely different world of biker gangs. While DJ is in a Christian bike club, they still have regular interactions with Demons Raiders and other biker gangs. The Christian bikers have the goal of reaching out to others where they are at and not being pushy about their faith. This leads them to some pretty interesting situations.Having known some members of Christian biker gangs, I’ve heard how difficult and crazy this world can be for them. They need to be on their best behavior at all times and be a testimony without pushing their beliefs on other bikers. It’s a fine line to walk at all times. Barbara does a nice job bringing readers into this world without it being over-the-top. Readers get a good understanding of the culture without feeling like they need to clean up after reading the book.Overall, the Christian message in the book flows nicely with the story, but there were a couple of spots were it felt forced and unnatural given the circumstances. That being said, the characters felt real. It was nice to see the characters of Andrea and Brian to be developed as the story moved along.As was probably expected, you do see a relationship start to blossom between Andrea and Brian. Since they both want to maintain high standards in their relationship, this part of the story is pretty much clean.Once again, Barbara has written great Christian suspense-filled book. If you’re interested in the Christian mystery, suspense genre, you will want to check out this series.Notes about Kindle version: I received the Kindle version which contained a few minor formatting problems. In addition, there was double text at the end of one of the chapters. (I believe it was chapter 26.) It doesn’t make it difficult to read, but I did want to mention these things.
Although I didn't read the first book in this series, Vanished, I had no problem catching up on the adventures Brian and Andrea had in Haiti, and how those played into the current story. At the end of the first book, they formed a detective agency, and their first cases make up the story of book 2, Presumed Dead. The overabundance of grammar and punctuation errors made this a pretty tough read at times, and the ease at which characters made decisions to accept Christ felt a bit stiff. But the story flowed well and kept my attention. These amateur detectives are constantly finding themselves in danger, related to either the drug-trafficking biker gang they're spying on or the abused teenager they seek to rescue. In the middle of all this constant commotion, the two manage to make decisions about the possibility of their relationship progressing past friendship. Through it all, they demonstrate Christian morals and fierce bonds of loyalty. I love Brian's opinions on dating and marriage, and how these are worked into the conversations he has with Andrea.The author draws from her experience in CMA to form the Sons Riders, a group of motorcyclists who minister to other groups. I particularly like the way Mrs. Derksen fleshed out the ministry strategy of these men, explaining how they form relationships with those they want to reach out to. Motorcyclists who read this will enjoy the accuracy in descriptions of handling the bikes, the use of terms common to riders, and the humor of newbies trying to figure it all out.PARENTAL RATING (May contain spoilers): PG-13. The development of the budding relationship between Andrea and Brian is clean, although we see the struggle to maintain purity, and Brian's flirting is, at times, pretty strong. There are also references to lost innocence and women passed around to various men, a scene of attempted rape, and a few descriptions of gruesome torture--my personal least favorite thing to read--at the hands of kidnappers. I won't be passing this one along to my teen daughters.
Like Vanished, Presumed Dead starts out by jumping right into the mystery. Hooking me and pulling me in until the last word.In this book Brian and Andrea have started their business as detectives to find lost/missing persons. Their adventure takes them into the world of bikers and drugs.When the missing man shows up dead, it seems their job is complete, but the trail of a missing girl leads them right back into the thick of things.Brian and Andrea’s relationship has advanced past, that of friendship and I really appreciate how Brian treats Andrea and the purity they both desire in their relationship.I would give this book 4 stars. I like the characters and the story line, and for the most part I could relate to the characters. In a few cases though things seemed to “easy”, like I don’t really think it would be that easy in real life. And there were a number of spelling/grammatical errors in the kindle version. I don’t hold that against the author though, assuming that to be the fault of the editor.
The twists and turns in Barbara’s novels provide many hours of entertaining food for thought. I’ve become a fan and a collector. –Shirley Reynolds, Colorado—I read Presumed Dead first but then had to have Vanished. The Wilton/Strait Mystery series are my new favorites. Barbara’s plots keep a person guessing all the way through. –Denise Sassman, Storm Lake Iowa—Ted Dekker is one of my favourite authors. Barbara’s books are as exciting, and hard to put down as his. –Mandy, Manitoba—My son has had a problem reading all his life: has never completed a whole book…until he picked up Presumed Dead. He couldn’t put it down and now wants the other two in the series, -Irene Schultz, Portage La Prairie -
In presumed dead Brian and Andrea have started a business to find missing/ lost persons. This adventure takes them into the world of drugs and bikers. When The missing man turns up dead it seems their job is done' but the trail of a missing girl takes them right back into the thick of things. Their relationship has advanced past friendship. I really loved how Brian treats Andrea. The story is full of twists and turns which kept me reading to see what would happen next. I look forward to reading more books by this author.