Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Promise

FBI Agent Mercy Kilpatrick is requested to replace a sick ATF agent for an undercover assignment at an isolated militia compound. The request is last minute, giving her only 24 hours to prepare and she can’t tell anyone in her personal life any details about what she’s doing. Mercy’s instincts had her turning it down but the ATF made it clear that the group was amassing illegal arms for a secret event and the agency needed to infiltrate quickly. Against her better judgment, Mercy accepts the assignment and joins another undercover ATF agent who is already embedded and waiting for his “girlfriend.” What could go wrong?

For the life of me, I’ll never understand why government agencies and law enforcement give these groups such latitude as they cherry-pick aspects of the constitution and laws they will comply with… or not. Most are dangerous and follow extreme doctrines of a sort, preferring lifestyles that subordinate women at best. This compound was as bad as it could get for women and children so Mercy’s adjustment was problematic from the onset. The tension arose in the story from the moment she entered the group and didn’t ease until Mercy came home. There’s so much that happens in between and connects to Eagle’s Nest but it’s best to get the details on your own. Just know that this was as exciting as any other book in that preceded it and was often terrifying.

I thought this was going to be the final book in the series until I recently learned the author is working on another for release in 2021. It makes a difference as you’re reading, knowing whether or not this ends here or will go forward. Even though there are many elements that feel like the series is concluding, there are also parts that had me wanting to see more and follow what might happen. As usual, Teri Schnaubelt delivered another exceptional narration performance, infusing the right emotions, pacing and character distinctions. I’ll be signing up for the next audio version, too. This was a great story that kept me edgy and breathless.

Book Info

  • Release Date: June 18, 2019
  • Series: Mercy Kilpatrick #6
  • Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt
  • Audio Length: 9 hours, 16 minutes
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio




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29 thoughts on “A Merciful Promise by Kendra Elliot”

  1. I have to agree with you about law enforcement in these situations, but they make for great fodder for novelists, right? And this one sounds like it has all the right ingredients for a tense, scary read.

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      1. Oh, I hear you. It’s the same up here with some of these groups. Why the hell are they allowed to flout the law we all have to abide by? And the answer is usually, they cloak themselves in religion.

        And yes, I bet it was a harrowing story given the subject material.

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  2. I think we often enjoy reading books about the independent investigator / agent / detective who doesn’t care one bit about rules and regulations. In real life, on the other hand, they would probably be seriously annoying. Great review Jonetta, it sounds like a great instalment in this series!

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