I have read several books by Lisa Harris and have found them all to be very compelling. Her latest suspense, The Escape is definitely a nail-chewing suspense filled tale that literally hit the ground running. My attention was held captive until the very end.

With an action filled plot that involved a plane crash, a dangerous escaped prisoner, and a cross-country chase after a fugitive who seems to stay two steps ahead, the narrative held multiple plot twists and surprises. Two strong principal characters with tragic pasts, U.S. Marshals Madison James and Jonas Quinn were a strong team who worked together well. Their backgrounds influenced their work and personal lives to the exclusion of any relationships with the opposite gender yet working together helped begin a healing process.

Although a thread of faith runs throughout the story, it is subtle and enhances their personal stories. In addition to the pursuit of the escaped prisoner, another more personal and sinister mystery also lurks in Madison’s life. Unfortunately I reached the end of The Escape with that mystery unsolved as well as questions about how a relationship between Madison and Jonas will develop. I’m hooked so I will try to be patient and wait for the next installment of this series because I need to know!

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


How do you catch a fugitive who has nothing to lose?

US Marshals Madison James and Jonas Quinn have orders to transport two high-profile prisoners across the country on a private plane. But when the plane experiences engine trouble en route from the Pacific Northwest to Colorado, the pilots crash-land the aircraft deep in the heart of the sprawling Salmon-Challis National Forest. 

With both pilots and one prisoner dead–and one fugitive on the run–Madison and Jonas must negotiate the rugged and remote backcountry as they track a murderer who is desperate to disappear . . . and will do anything to stop them.

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Lisa Harris is a USA Today bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. The author of more than 40 books, including The Escape, The Traitor’s Pawn, Vanishing Point, A Secret to Die For, and Deadly Intentions, as well as The Nikki Boyd Files and the Southern Crimes series, Harris and her family have spent over 17 years living as missionaries in southern Africa. She is currently stateside in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Learn more at