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True Courage (Uncommon Heroes #4)

4.24  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,633 Ratings  ·  129 Reviews
Someone snatched his cousin’s wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He’s afraid it’s the work of a stalker. He’s afraid they’re already dead. And he’ll do anything required to get them back alive…he didn’t plan on falling in love with the only witness.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 19th 2005 by Tyndale House Publishers (first published 2004)
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Seasielle ...
The title really captured my attention. (I can really feel that this book is pack with suspenseful actions, a little bit of mysteries, and romance.) Never heard of the author for I was never a fan of Christian books, not until I stepped into the Logos Hope book fair. I'm now a big fan of Christian books. :)

"Don't expect too much for it will only lead to disappointments."

That's true for what I had experienced in this book. I mean through the title, I really expected a lot. But somehow I got disap
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Anna Zak
Dec 14, 2012 Anna Zak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Kidnapped was written by Dee Henderson and was published in 2008. Kidnapped is a fiction story about a kidnapping..obviously. Kidnapped was originally called True Courage and was part of a series written by Dee Henderson called Uncommon Heroes. It was later reprinted as Kidnapped and is its own novel unrelated to the Uncommon Heroes series. The book is fiction, it is a little romantic and has a lot of suspense and mystery to it. The book revolves around a family kidnapping. FBI agent Lu ...more
Ellen
Jul 31, 2011 Ellen rated it liked it
Although I preferred the SEAL stories and the Hornet pilot story from earlier books in the series, I found this FBI hero tale refreshing particularly in its Christian content. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Dee Henderson's books a lot, but it gets old reading how every one of her main characters is in angst over salvation. Add in a supporting character, and potential love interest, who is on the opposite side of the fence belief-wise and it's her typical novel formula. I was so glad to meet to Chri ...more
Olivia
Dec 13, 2015 Olivia rated it it was amazing
An intense read that I couldn't put down. The only thing I thought was odd was that being part of the Uncommon Heroes series it didn't have the same trend as the other three...none of the characters from the last book were mentioned. But that didn't take away the feel of the book. The romance was just about right for me and the characters were real with their emotions and struggles.
Deborah
Jan 16, 2016 Deborah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The thing I enjoy about Dee Henderson is the way she develops her characters. We see their weaknesses and see them turning to God for strength. This was very suspenseful and hard to put down for the last third of the book.
Debra
Sep 25, 2015 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoy reading Dee Henderson's books. This one was another great story. Looking forward to reading many more of Ms. Henderson's stories!
Hyekang Chon8
Jan 29, 2016 Hyekang Chon8 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dee Henderson, the author of the book called "Kidnapped," wrote a great story. Broadly, this story is about FBI agent, Luke Falcon, trying to find his kidnapped cousin's wife and son while having another murder case. In this search of the kidnapper and his family, he meets a fifth grade teacher Caroline. They likes each other but, they struggle to have a good relationship because of their personal businesses. I really like this book, because since I was having a very bored days, I wanted to read ...more
Dawn
Apr 07, 2012 Dawn rated it it was amazing
This was definitely the best book in the series. It's actually not relatead to the other books, so you could read this one without reading the others. The author does a good job of blending Christian perspectives into the story without being overbearing.
Melody
Jun 18, 2014 Melody rated it it was amazing
Read this book under it's new title Kidnapped. Loved it! Accomplished nothing else tonight and just sat and read from beginning to end. Great suspense, delightful loving characters, a hint of romance as Caroline and Luke try to figure out if they are too different to forge a lifetime together. I appreciate the Christian tones as the various characters face difficult decisions. As one other reviewer wrote, this is one of Henderson's few books where there is not a non believer who needs convincing ...more
Sarah Smith
Jul 05, 2015 Sarah Smith rated it really liked it
TRUE COURAGE (reprinted and renamed under the title KIDNAPPED) was somewhat disappointing to me when I first picked it up and attempted to start reading it. My very first disappointment came as soon as I realized that its plot was not connected to any of the previous books in the Uncommon Heroes series. Since all of three previous novels in this STELLAR series centered around three Navy SEAL officers and hinged nicely on one another, I expected to be introduced to, meet, and learn about a fourth ...more
Susan Baganz
Mar 17, 2013 Susan Baganz rated it it was amazing
The fourth and final book in the Uncommon Hero’s series is True Courage and it is a bit of a departure from the other three. There is no connection to the Navy Seals whatsoever and none of the characters from the first three novels emerge in this one. Having said that, FBI agent, Luke Falcon, still has his hands full and when his job takes a twist and becomes personal, it tests his faith and confidence.

Caroline Lane is a fifth-grade teacher and while she’s allowed her relationship with Luke to c
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Wendy Sparkes
Dee Henderson is a favourite author in our house & this particular story, True Courage" is my favourite of her books. (It has since been re-released as Kidnapped.)

Frank Hardin has been on the FBI's most wanted list for a while, with FBI Special Agent Luke Falcon & his partner FBI Special Agent Jackie Noner trying to track him down for the past year. He manages to stay one step ahead of them. This new assignment is special - this one will personally hurt Luke Falcon.

It is Labor Day weeken
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Kate
True Courage might just be the best of Dee Henderson's "Uncommon Heroes" series (it's actually been reprinted with the title Kidnapped as a stand-alone novel unrelated to the series). Unlike the previous three, True Courage centers on an FBI agent as opposed to a military man, and after a short prologue to set the scene, it doesn't waste any time jumping into the action.

In some ways, it's classic Henderson style - romantic, suspenseful and you just know it's got to have a happy ending. The chara
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Maria
Luke Falcon is an FBI agent, when his cousin's wife and son are kidnapped it is a race against time to find them before it's too late.

Why I picked this book up: I like FBI books, kidnapping books and romance... this promised all three and delivered none.

Why I finished this book: I like to read at the gym... and I only brought this book. I was literally trapped on the treadmill and that's what compelled me to finish this ridiculous book.

Rant: I hate Christian fiction that relies completely on fai
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Gail
Sep 25, 2014 Gail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dee Henderson is a fantastic author. I had never heard of her before I found and choose to read this book. It was like a wild twisting roller coaster ride. There were so many twists and turns. I want more books from this author. I just don't know which one of the ones she has written it will be. I found I really liked the Christian aspects. It never seemed to overpower the story. I just cannot find the words to tell how wonderful this book is
Teresa Snyder
Jul 12, 2013 Teresa Snyder rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the moat recent release of this book titled, Kidnapped, is listed as a stand alone book, the first release - the book that I read - was released as the 4th book in the Uncommon Heroes Series. I'm really not sure why. It has nothing whatsoever to do with, or in common with, the first three books in the series.

The storyline was good, but felt dated at times. It also had more of a suspense or thriller feel, than romance. The romance aspect felt rushed. The prologue had promise, as far as
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Jeni Enjaian
I enjoyed this book and its fast moving pace. This book (unlike the second in the series) did not lack a sense of direction. Admittedly, I was a bit confused by all the twists and turns but that's more likely due to the speed with which I read the novel than the actual plot. The only other thing that stuck out to me was how much this book did not fit with the others in the series. The first three in the series dealt with one of the members of a particular seal team. There were no Navy Seals in t ...more
JoAnn
Aug 12, 2015 JoAnn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was another great book from Dee Henderson. I enjoyed the story and characters tremendously. And though added events towards the end seemed to stretch it longer than necessary it was still good. The only issue was it wasn't connected to the first 3 books at all which was very confusing at the beginning. I would still recommend this book if you like a good mystery.
Leslie
Oct 04, 2015 Leslie rated it it was amazing
A riveting, keep you hanging on the edge of your seat story, with a romance woven in - not too much, not too little. Great character development, you'll love some and hate others. And true to Dee Henderson fashion, you're never quite sure how it's all going to end until the very end. A great read, loved it.
Nia Turner
Jan 30, 2016 Nia Turner rated it it was amazing
What can I say, I have a heart for law and love. Although the overall outcome of the characters was slightly predictable, the suspense of the "kidnapping gone wrong" was well written. She did a wonderful job writing a Christian mystery book. I would definitely read another one of her books. I'd probably even read this one again!
Liz
Jul 05, 2015 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romantic suspense Christian fiction. Book Four Uncommon Heroes. Wow. This was really a thriller. I think this was the best of this series. Once I got into the meat of the story I just couldn't put it down. And it kept twisting.
Amy
Jul 27, 2014 Amy rated it liked it
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It was a bit of a let down after reading True Honor. The way she introduced the main characters and then started the story could have been better. This one just didn't' grab me like the others in this series.
Stacy
Jul 15, 2009 Stacy rated it really liked it
Another good book from Dee Henderson. I've only read a couple, but have really enjoyed both. This is book 4 in the "Uncommon Heroes" series, but I have not read them in order. I don't think they have to be read in any order at all, they seem more like stand-alone books to me. This one involves a family in Georgia. One character, Luke Falcon, is an FBI agent stationed in Atlanta. He's close to his cousin Mark, who marries Sharon and adopts her son Benjamin. At the wedding, he meets Carolyn, siste ...more
Laura B
Jan 30, 2016 Laura B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It really frusterated me when they changed the name of the book. I had thought that Dee Henderson had come out with another book. This book was great. Had just the right amount of suspence and romance.
Jennifer
Feb 18, 2014 Jennifer rated it it was ok
This book was not as good as the other books in this series. It had no connection to the previous books. And it just seemed a little farfetched. The other three are keepers but not this one.
Tracy
Dec 25, 2015 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intense but fairly easy to read. Missed the characters from the other Uncommon Heroes books. Really liked the themes of faith, family, and patience in adversity.
Amy
Jul 14, 2015 Amy rated it liked it
This was a well written book. The characters seemed real & you really felt for them. The dependence on God came through so clearly. While I do lean on God I pray I never have to endure a situation like this book
jenn0021
Jan 18, 2014 jenn0021 rated it really liked it
The name of this book has actually been changed to Kidnapped, but it is the same book. I have read it before and thoroughly enjoyed it again. This is the kind of Dee Henderson book that I like. One that gets your wrapped up into the plot, sitting on the edge of your seat and ends with answers.
Cassie
Aug 25, 2014 Cassie rated it really liked it
Faster moving with an interesting story line. Sometimes you need a quick read, that keeps your attention.
Lauri
Mar 30, 2011 Lauri rated it really liked it
While this book is part of the Uncommon Heroes series, it could with a few tweaks be a part of the O'Malley series. I loved both series, so that's not a major issue. I enjoy Dee Henderson's books in that they talk quite honestly about faith, but they do it in a way that intersects with a messy reality. All the main characters are Christians so there isn't time taken out of the book to present an altar call in case this book has made the reader repent. I very much appreciate it. I'm not sure how ...more
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Dee Henderson is the author of 14 best-selling novels, including the acclaimed O'Malley series and the Uncommon Heroes series. As a leader in the inspirational romantic suspense category, her books have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RWA's RITA Award, the Christy Awa
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