Reviews for the Border Series
"While many action novels run in the same vein of intelligence agents being hunted down by their enemies, The Fugitive raises the ante with well-written action sequences that are suspenseful. Similarly, it gives an element of crime-solving for the reader, especially when Bowers need to find out who killed his brother. Under Griffith’s creative pen, sensational moments of shootings and confrontations embellish this tale of a wrongfully-accused man trying to set things right and blend well with Bowers’ contemplation as the first-person narrator. The plot is riveting but not overdramatic. It is an action-packed novel with a heart and gripping enough to heighten your interest." V. Dublado for Readers' Favorite
"The scenery instantly comes to life in The Fugitive by David Griffith. I loved Lonnie Bowers, he made for the perfect hero. His values toward his family and those who were vulnerable were admirable. He was also extremely fearless and intelligent. I loved the advice he gave his son; to go for a walk and decide what type of man he wanted to be. The action was superb throughout and, at times, I could not see how Lonnie would escape alive. I especially thought the scene as he escaped the compound in Yucatan was really compelling. The dialogue through his confrontation with Faisel was extremely realistic and highlighted Faisel's warped mind brilliantly. There were so many twists and turns in the plot and the areas of conflict throughout were cleverly executed. I found the ending also realistic and the author chose not to take the lazy option and just write a quick happy ending. Instead, he created an incredible final chapter that was believable and gripping." L. Jones for Readers' Favorite
"David Griffith is obviously a witty and intelligent writer as he maintains readers' attention and connects all the different parts of the story to create a thrilling, cohesive narrative. I had a pleasant experience with the smooth progression of the story, the easy and flowing sentences, and the well-timed humor. One particular line caused me to burst out laughing: "The young cop’s eyes coolly appraised my lack of value in the food chain." The Fugitive is adroitly woven around the themes of Christianity, human trafficking, intelligence, family, and the cartel. It is one of the finest first-person narratives I have read as it projects the thoughts and actions of the protagonist in a very natural and relative way. Readers who love a non-stop, bullets-flying-in-all-directions narrative with a Christian theme will absolutely enjoy The Fugitive." F. Falaye for Readers' Favorite
Heart-stopping! These adventurers held me in their exciting grip from the first chapter to the last. I cannot wait for book 4 to see where this series takes me. ~T. T.
Fans of mystery thrillers will love breakout author David Griffith's debut novel, Blackwater Crossing — the first book in The Border Series. As a national winner in the Deep River Books writing contest, this pulse-pounding thriller won't disappoint. - Amazon.ca
Finished your wonderful book. What a pleasure it was. ~ D.N.
Good book! But this 2:00 a.m. stuff is killing me. When is there another? ~ D.B.
Great story. I found I didn't want to put it down. ~ A.M.
"I loved Blackwater Crossing. Loved. It. How's that for a review? Well, it's definitely how I felt about David Griffith's excellent debut in The Border Series. This book is a roller coaster of a ride, full of suspense and thrills throughout. Author David Griffith has done a great job in creating characters that his readers will be able to relate to and connect with, and will continue to think about long after the story is done. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I'm not sure what is. Any reader who enjoys mystery, action-adventures or thrillers should definitely read this book. I highly recommend this book, and I look forward to reading more in this series as soon as I can!"
- Reviewed By Tracy Slowiak for Readers’ Favorite
"Blackwater Crossing (The Border Series) (Volume 1) is a suspense story but, more than that, it is a story of deep friendship and love. Lonnie is an almost finished rodeo star, Brian is his best friend. Together they fly in Brian’s plane from rodeo to rodeo. Clarissa was Lonnie’s wife, until the fatal night he was unfaithful. They both are still in love with each other, but just don’t know how to fix it, and if their marriage is fixable. Brian and Clarissa strongly believe in God; Lonnie is not so sure that he exists. The story is told by both Lonnie and Clarissa and we are privy to sharing their thoughts and feelings as they tell their story. When Brian is kidnapped and forced to fly drugs from Mexico, Lonnie sees no choice but to find him and bring him home, even if it means facing danger, threats and possibly death for both men. Clarissa, meanwhile, waits at home and suffers her own scary situations.
Blackwater Crossing was indeed full of suspense, intrigue and excitement. There was also love, strong friendships and emotional turmoil. I found it hard to put it down and neglected my chores because I just had to know what was happening next. David Griffith has created characters that were impossible not to like and not to cheer for. I am anxiously awaiting Volume 2 because I can’t wait to be part of the next adventure. I highly recommend Blackwater Crossing to all readers, young and old. Don’t pass this one up – it is a winner."
- Reviewed By Trudi LoPreto for Readers’ Favorite