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The Betrayal: A Precinct 11 Novel (Precinct 11 #2)

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Detective Boone Drake has just masterminded the most massive sting in Chicago history, bringing down the heads of not only the biggest street gangs in the city but also the old crime syndicate. The story is the biggest in decades, and the Chicago Police Department must protect the key witness at all costs. Despite top secret plans to transfer the witness ahead of his testi ...more
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Published September 7th 2011 by Thorndike Press (first published August 2011)
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Renn Shearin
Detective Boone Drake has just masterminded the most massive sting in Chicago history, bringing down the heads of not only the biggest street gangs in the city but also the old crime syndicate. The story is the biggest in decades, and the Chicago Police Department must protect the key witness at all costs. Despite top-secret plans to transfer the witness ahead of his testimony before the grand jury, an attempt is made on his life. And the person suspected of leaking this information may be one o ...more
Donna
Crime, fear, secrets, love, betrayal, and faith all come together in this new thriller by Jerry B. Jenkins. Detective Boone Drake is part of a special task force protecting a former crime boss. He is going to provide the evidence to take down a large crime organization, but while secretly moving Pascual Candelario, someone attempts an assassination. Boone, unfortunately, takes a bullet to the shoulder, setting up a whodunit with lots of pieces and clues. It had to be an inside job, but after Hae ...more
Audrey Grant
Even better than the first one! And that is something I very rarely say! Great twists and plot turns. Sometimes makes you want to pause and double check that you aren't secretly dirty also!!
This was quite a deep and long running conspiracy. The one part that was unbelievable was the shoulder surgery, walking out, doing all he did and how much meds he took (the kinds listed) and was still able to function and go hours and hours without sleep while out running around! I have had 13 major surgeries
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Steve
New York Times best selling author Jerry Jenkins’ latest novel in his Precinct 11 series, The Betrayal, is a sequel to The Brotherhood, the original in the series. It’s also a story about relationships. Lost relationships. Broken relationships. Newly discovered relationships. Immoral relationships. Betrayed relationships. But, ultimately, and most importantly, it’s a non-fiction portrayal of a genuine spiritual relationship between a supreme being and His followers and between those followers an ...more
Adrienna
Listening to audiobook. I realized I am reading #2 in the series and also have audiobook for #3 but didn't read the first book of the series.

I see he writes other reads outside of Christian fiction. He interestingly speaks on being a Christian and how Det. Boone is afraid to pray in front of his police cops but feels an urge to do so. He believes he understands their perspective on religion as a whole. But finds out that Jack's woman is a believer but living in sin and doesn't feel whole. There
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Kristy
Hm. Even less of a fan of this one than I was of part 1. I have no idea what my problem is with these books. A lot of people love them. I just wasn't feeling it. Still seemed a bit fake to me. And I really really really don't like the character of Haeley. I'm sorry. She just rubs me the wrong way and irritates me.
Drew Wohlford
He had been shot and almost killed, his girlfriend is being framed and he has no idea which of his co workers he can trust, other than that Boone Drake is having a great month. In Jerry B. Jenkins new detective novel you take an excellent ride with a detective from Chicago’s gang enforcement section of the Chicago Police department. After getting shot Boone Drake needs to find out who arranged for him and his star witness to be killed. He needs to find out why they are trying to frame his girlf ...more
Debbi
I must admit I've not read many of Jenkins' books. The few I have read were worthwhile--including The Betrayal. Jenkins may be the master of witnessing on the sly as his main character (Boone Drake) navigates the plot. This detective fiction is action-packed, with more curves and turns than a bag full of paperclips. Boone is a police officer who has been seriously wounded in the line of duty, but is a fighter. Perhaps that is his most redeeming quality--he never gives up. As the plot unfolds, it ...more
B.J. Robinson
The Betrayal by Jerry B. Jenkins is 37 chapters and an epilogue of police intrigue published by Tyndale House Publishers, copyright 2011. A massive sting involves a higher-up in the Chicago Police Department and the main character Boone is critically wounded and hospitalized in the line of duty as he tries to protect the star witness at all costs. He literally puts his life on the line. Trusting the wrong person could be a fatal mistake, one he can't afford if he's going to survive. How can he k ...more
B.J. Robinson
The Betrayal by Jerry B. Jenkins is 37 chapters and an epilogue of police intrigue published by Tyndale House Publishers, copyright 2011. A massive sting involves a higher-up in the Chicago Police Department and the main character Boone is critically wounded and hospitalized in the line of duty as he tries to protect the star witness at all costs. He literally puts his life on the line. Trusting the wrong person could be a fatal mistake, one he can't afford if he's going to survive. How can he k ...more
Ann Correll
Fortune gave me a big hug when Jerry Jenkins allowed me to review an advanced copy of The Betrayal. The story is full of love, intrigue, twisting plots, and of course betrayal. Jerry Jenkins does not disappoint his readers who appreciate his excellent writing style which moves the reader along the plot with clarity.

In the opening scene Boone is a cop who is shot by throwing himself in front of a key witness. The reason it was so important for this witness to be eliminated sets the stage for the
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Trinity Rose
This is book 2 in the Precinct 11 series and it is a fantastic book. Jerry B. Jenkins writes books that are full of truth, honesty and plenty of mystery and suspense. I’ve loved all the books I’ve ever read of his.
In The Betrayal book 2 took off right where book 1 left off and it was at a very suspenseful moment.
One thing I liked about this book was I didn’t know who was betraying whom until close to the end of the book. I thought it could be this person, than I thought it might be someone els
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Tim Busbey
Much of the world knows author Jerry B. Jenkins because he co-authored the best-selling Left Behind series with Tim LaHaye. However, Jenkins has authored dozens of other books, many of which have also topped sales charts. His newest book is likely to chart a similar course.

"The Betrayal" is the second book in the Precinct 11 trilogy. The story picks up immediately following the events of the first book in the series, 2010's "The Brotherhood." Hero police officer, Chicago Police Detective Boone D
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Heidi
The Betrayal by Jerry B. Jenkins is a well-written sequel to The Brotherhood. In my opinion, this book was even more fast-paced than the first.

I'm pretty sure I heard that Jenkins is a "pantser" (as in writing by the seat of your pants) when it comes to plotting. As someone who utilizes outlines, I was impressed by how he tied the various subplots of the two stories together (things were set in motion in the first book that really fit and connected with the second). Jenkins also did a good job
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Sahina Bibi
My review:
Firstly thanks to Tyndale publishing for being awesome and sending me an ARC of this book; the crime and thriller aspect of this book piqued my interest and I couldn’t wait to read it. Trust, betrayal, framing, it all came with this book and add in a sense of humour to rival the worst situations, you’ll find yourself wanting to unravel this mystery long after it’s finished ;)

Analysis of plot:
Despite my main interest being YA fiction, I have a special cosy spot for thriller and action p
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Cheeyee
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Review Date: 12 November 2012

Review URL: http://littlemermybooks.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-betrayal-precinct-11-2-by-jerry-b.html

Summary:

The Betrayal by Jerry B. Jenkins is the second book in the Precinct 11 series. The story picks up from where The Brotherhood ends. I enjoy reading first book The Brotherhood a lot. And I was looking forward on reading this book 2. Honestly, Jerry Jenkins did not disappoint me at all. The 2nd book of this series is full of suspe
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Sylvia

The Betrayal has a strong opening and keeps up a brisk pace for the majority of the story. Mildly predictable, Boone Jackson is Chicago Police officer recently wounded in a large sting operation he was responsible for planning. He is recovering from his injuries when he discovers that the girl he's just starting to get to know Haeley and hoping to get to know better has been accused of plotting against him. Boone is sure that she is innocent, but as he works to try to clear her name he has to wo
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Chelle
“The Betrayal” by Jerry B. Jenkins is a classic example of betrayal in a job many consider a very cut and dried profession, that of law enforcement. Detective Boone Drake is injured following an attack on the key witness prior to his grand jury testimony, in the aftermath of the most massive sting in Chicago history bringing down street gangs and crime syndicates alike, which Drake just masterminded. It soon becomes apparent that Drake’s girlfriend, Haeley, may be responsible for leaking the inf ...more
Starr Griggs
What do you do when the person that you respect and look up to betrays you deeply? Boone Drake is back and this is that he has to deal with. Because of the way that book 1 ended, I don’t want to ruin it by mentioning the ending here. (Go read it!) Drake also has to decide whether he stands by the person he is beginning to love or believe what the people he’s known the longest are telling him. I have to say that I like the second book a lot better than the first. After reading both there is a mar ...more
Renee
I’ve always been fascinated by the kind of men and women who decide to become cops. These are the folks who work hard to prevent crime, even to the point of performing daring acts of rescue and self-sacrifice.

But once an illegal act occurs, another side of the cop personality comes out. That’s when police officers follow a careful procedure, a series of steps that helps them solve the crime. They fit the aberrations of human behavior into some kind of manageable form, which provides evidence fo
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Sidne
My Review by Sidne aka Reading Rendezvous Reviewz

Boone Drake the protagonist is a cop in Chicago. During a drug sting he is shot and it appears that the operation may have had a leak. Boone is faced with betrayal and treachery in friendships, relationships and even amongst the "brotherhood" of precinct 11. Someone thinks his cop girlfriend may be the 'inside' leak.
This novel started slow for me. Then a few moderate reading moments. It is a well written novel, somewhat a good twist. I didnt like
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Carrie Daws
A huge bust by the Chicago police department, a cop's life on the line, and lots of lies to go around. The Betrayal by Jerry Jenkins takes a look inside the blue line and asks the question of what good cops will do when they are faced with too many answers that don't add up.

What I Liked

This book had everything I've learned to expect from Jerry Jenkins: good characters and fast-paced action. The action doesn't slow down once everything falls into place, and Jenkins does a good job of tying up all
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Sue
I downloaded a free copy of "The Betrayal (Precinct 11)" by Jerry B. Jenkins through the e-book extra, to read on my Kindle.

Boone Drake, a detective in the Gang Enforcement section of the Chicago Police Department,had been shot and almost killed, his girlfriend is being framed.He has no idea which of his co workers he can trust.Who is the person who is betraying him? After getting shot Boone needs to find out who arranged for him and his star witness to be killed. Boone had blocked a shot aimed
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Lisa
I'm not a huge fan of Jenkins' books, but this story was mostly enjoyable. I thought it lacked a little bit of action. Lots of talking, but maybe that's the way cases are cracked in reality and not like movies show us. I loved that it was set in Chicago, and I was pleased to know that Jenkins drew on his background of growing up there and having a father and other relatives who were Chicago cops. He writes with authority on that subject. Lots of cop talk and procedure that would be hard to know ...more
Kate
Boone Drake detective in the Gang Enforcement section of Chicago Police Department has always been self sufficient.
Haley finds herself in a tough situation. Will she be able to escape the trap that has been set?
When a sting operation set against a notorious gang goes down it is brother against brother. When the Chicago PD is betrayed by possibly one of their own it becomes apparent that the danger is more real than ever thought possible.

I really enjoyed this police action/drama with a touch of
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Marianne
I was glad this was a kindle freebie. There were parts with a lot of action and other parts that seemed to drag. I thought the last part (which should have the exciting part) dragged and I was often confused as to what was happening. I suppose that what was being described may have been more understandable if it were a movie. Part of the issue was the lack of full character development. I just didn't get a good sense of who was who and why they acted like they did.

As a Christian, I appreciated
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Joyce
I enjoyed this novel The Betrayal but did not think it was as well written as the 1st book in this series The Brotherhood. There was not the same emotional depth to the characters and there was not nearly the same meshing of spiritual values woven into the plot this time. The relationship between Boone and Haeley was especially not well developed---it seemed to go from just meeting each other to suddenly passionately in love but very little information as to how they arrived at that point especi ...more
Meadow
Many crime novels fail to impress me. But this one blew me away!
Jerry Jenkins has done it again; gripping fiction with a moving spiritual lesson.
The beginning of the book was slightly confusing, as the main character himself was confused. But as the story unfolded you get pulled into a world of deception, love, loyalties, and betrayal.
Boone was very impressive, his strength to keep going even when everything around him was crashing down.
And I fell in love with Haylie, she seamed like such a s
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Sarah
Ok, so if I could give this 2.5 stars I would. It was between "It was Ok" and "I Liked It" There were times when I liked it, and there were times when I thought to myself... "Why am I reading this?" Especially the latter at the end. But the deal is, it was pretty typical for this author. I did not think I would like it at all, but it had a decent plot, which in spite of very mediocre writing, kept me reading past page 50. By the end, though, I was like, "Enough already." In the end, if you like ...more
Brandon.capuano Capuano
Held my attention because it was exciting, but it's always hard for me to leave any book unfinished. I must say that at one point, while reading it on my Kindle App, I went to get up to take care of something and instinctively tried to hit a "pause" button--I guess I have a vivid imagination.
And it was fun "seeing" all of the Chicago references as a new Chicagoan.
But my oh my, this was a corny read throughout.
I wouldn't tell anyone to go out and buy the book (I got it for free on Kindle, which
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Jerry Bruce Jenkins is an American novelist and biographer. He is best known as co-author of the Left Behind series of books with Tim LaHaye. Jenkins has written over 180 books, including mysteries, historical fiction, biblical fiction, cop thrillers, international spy thrillers, and children's adventures, as well as non-fiction. His works usually feature Christians as protagonists. In 2005, Jenki ...more
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