Monday, December 31, 2012
Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon
U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor has seen plenty of action during his years in law enforcement. But he'd rather go back to Iraq than face his next assignment: protection detail for federal judge Liz Michaels. His feelings toward Liz haven't warmed in the five years since she lost her husband--and Jake's best friend--to possible suicide. How can Jake be expected to care for the coldhearted workaholic who drove his friend to despair?
As the danger mounts and Jake gets to know Liz better, his feelings slowly start to change. When it becomes clear that an unknown enemy may want her dead, the stakes are raised. Because now both her life--and his heart--are in mortal danger.
Full of the suspense and romance Irene Hannon's fans have come to love, "Fatal Judgment "is a thrilling story that will keep readers turning the pages late into the night.
My rate & take
The blurb above talks about being a page turner, and while the book never hit any truly dull parts there was more than a passing reference to God, talking to God, going to church, and praying. I have nothing against any of those things but it had more the feel of a Christian book and I think with it being a sizable portion of the books content it should have at least been mentioned in the blurb. However, I did not base my rating on the bait-and-switch plot but rather the lack of any surprises....you were presented the bad guy almost right away (to get his point of view) and nothing unexpected happened along the way. And even with negatives I still found the writing overall to be decent.