Fans who missed Whitlow's Life Support will want to read that novel before attempting this sequel, which has strong moments but may be confusing to the uninitiated. Divorce lawyer Alexia "Alex" Lindale finds herself doubling as a criminal defense attorney for Rena Richardson, a perfidious client who keeps changing her story about how her wealthy husband came to fall from a cliff. Meanwhile, the husband begins to emerge from his coma due to the healing power of prayer and musica recovery that terrifies Rena, who fears that he will soon be able to tell the truth about his accident. The novel offers a well-honed subplot about Alex's growing Christian faith and her attraction to the pianist who first introduced her to God, as well as interesting courtroom drama and lovely ruminations on music and nature. However, the plot threads aren't as tight or the twists as surprising as readers have come to expect from the Christy-winning Whitlow, and the ending fizzles.
Darkness loomed, but the music--and the flickering light--persisted. Then grew stronger.
The music stopped, the room emptied, and Baxter Richardson opened his eyes for the first time in months. He should have died from his involuntary plunge off a cliff. But he's alive, and mortal danger remains. Familiar enemies stalk him. New ones hover close at hand.
Meanwhile, haunted by accusing apparitions and the tightening dragnet of criminal investigation, Baxter's wife, Rena, is losing her patience. And quite possibly her mind.
Caught in the middle of it all is Alexia Lindale, a lawyer forced to find her way through deceptive alliances, uncertain romances, and courtroom intrigue. It's a struggle of life and death...and life everlasting.
Excellent detective novel with a Christian theme.
Great second book after Life Support. Robert Whitlow is a really great author. I have just started reading him and have really enjoyed all his books so far.
Another great read from Whitlow. Can't wait to read the next one in this series...he's a master of the cliffhanger.
This is the sequel to "Life Support". It has many twists and turns. The story gets more and more twisted. An attorney is representing a client that is not forth coming in her information. The attorney does everything to help her. The husband is on life support and she wants him to be disconnected.
Book two in the Santee Series picks up with Baxter Richardson's recovery from a near-fatal fall from a cliff. Married to Rena, a suspicious and highly unstable woman, Baxter is faced with a choice of staggering ramifications.
While Rena Richardson is desperately trying to conceal her crime, her attorney, Alexia Lindale, struggles to put the pieces of the case - as well as her own life - back together. As the mysterious circumstances surrounding Baxter's brush with death are revealed, the focus shifts from Life Support to the question of Life Everlasting.
This is the sequel to Life Support, tying off the loose ends left in the first book. Great book by one of my favorite authors!
Excellent and unexpected ending. Good read with a twist.
Wonderful 2nd book in the series. Compelling read.