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1.13.2014

A Date with Death ~ Review



A Date with Death
Episode One in “In the President’s Service Series”
by Ace Collins

A Date with Death is power packed story.  With a man's life in the balance Helen Meeker is short on time to prove his innocence. And the reported death of his daughter is somehow linked to it, if only Helen can find the proof that she needs.

But things get complicated when Helen is required to be seen with an English hero - all in service to the President.  As Helen and Henry Reese look for the evidence they need, someone is determined to stop them and it may cost them their very lives.

But who is trying to frame Pastor Wilbur Shellmeyer, making him confess to a crime he never committed.  And someone is lying to Helen hiding the truth the only question is who is lying and why?  Finding the truth suddenly become more difficult.  And solving the case may cost Helen dearly...

A Date with Death is an exciting page turner that will keep you guessing.

I was provided a copy of this book by TBCN/BookFun.org, Elk Lake Publishing, and Ace Collins in exchange for my honest and fair review.

About the Book:
Helen Meeker is back and has less than thirty days to stop the execution of an innocent pastor who has unbelievably confessed to being a Nazi spy. While on a case that has dynamic implications to uncovering an espionage ring operating on American and British soil, Helen defuses a hostage crisis in a bank robbery gone wrong, unearths an explosive coffin, and is introduced to a dead English hero who seems very much alive. The fate of an innocent girl and the world’s two most dynamic leaders depend upon Helen’s connecting cases before Wilbur Shellmeyer faces a firing squad, and Churchill and Roosevelt meet for a secret conference in upstate New York.

Set against the backdrop of the early days of World War II, A Date with Death combines action, adventure, mystery, and romance in a tale that will keep readers on the edge of their seats until they, like Helen Meeker, answer the question, “Do I save the leader of the free world or an innocent man scheduled to die to protect someone he loves?” Which life is more important?

Though the answer to this question will be revealed at the end of A Date with Death, Helen’s action and adventure will continue at a break-neck pace throughout the “In the President’s Service Series,” as she takes on new challenges and dangers.
Purchase the eBooks each month or subscribe to the monthly installments in a magazine style issue, readable on any device that will include interactive videos from the author. Enjoy a behind the scenes adventure where Ace Collins talks about researching this time period, including the cars, the music, a woman’s struggles trying to earn a place in many areas of law enforcement, the lives of world leaders. and MUCH MORE every month.


About Ace Collins:
Citing his Arkansas heritage, Ace Collins defines himself as a storyteller. In that capacity, Ace Collins has authored more than sixty books for twenty-five different publishers that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His catalog includes novels, biographies, as well as books on history, culture and faith. His current novel from Abingdon, Darkness Before Dawn, has earned scores of great reviews and been chosen by several different book clubs and publications as one of the top reads of 2013. It also made the most inspiring book list on iTunes in July and Hope For Women’s “Top Five Summer Reads.”

Collins’ publishing history includes the novels Farraday Road, Swope’s Ridge and Jefferson Burke and the Secret of the Lost Scroll for Zondervan, The Yellow Packard from Barbour, Reich of Passage for Bay Forest, and The Christmas Star, Darkness Before Dawn and The Cutting Edge for Abingdon. He has three more novels set for release in 2014. His fiction writing has covered everything from value-driven plots, to adventures, mysteries, historical stories, sentimental tales and comedy.

In nonfiction, Collins has scored bestsellers with The Cathedrals, Lassie A Dog’s Life, Turn Your Radio On, The Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Father Does Know Best, and The Stories Behind The Great Traditions of Christmas. His work has been made into two network television specials and a CBS movie. In September, he will see his first devotional book released and Music For Your Heart is already earning rave reviews.

Beyond books, Collins has penned more than 2000 magazine features, appeared on every network morning television show, as well as CNN and Fox. He also does scores of radio interviews each year. His speaking engagements have taken him from churches and corporations to the National Archives in Washington D.C. to America’s Dog Museum in St. Louis. Collins has also penned several production shows and speaks to college class on the art of writing.

Collins’ hobbies include sports, restoring classic cars and Wurlitzer jukeboxes and running. He also does college sports play-by-play. He is married to Ouachita University education professor Kathy Chapman Collins. The couple lives in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and has two sons.