I was ready for a good romantic suspense novel and Hannon's fit the bill. The book continues the Code of Honor series but reads very well on its own. The plot centers on an ex-army helicopter pilot, Rick, who now owns a youth camp. When he finds a bloody trail on his property leading to a couple of items left behind, he knows an old army buddy had tried to get in touch with him. He hires a PI firm to find his missing buddy and is immediately attracted to the female put on the case, Heather. The romance develops but so does the mystery about the missing man. Soon the investigation expands to a potential candidate for governor who may have a past he wants to hide.
Hannon's strength is psychology and she does well in developing the characters of Rick and Heather. Both have issues from their previous work, Rick in the army and Heather as a detective. I appreciate Hannon keeping their budding romance within proper professional guidelines while Heather is working the case.
This is a good romantic suspense novel for readers who like ones dealing mainly with character development. There is a good deal of suspense too. The Christian faith aspect is a bit weak. Hannon's writing style is a pleasure to read and kept me engaged from beginning to end.
You can read an excerpt here.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Irene Hannon is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than fifty contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. She is also a three time winner of the RITA award from Romance Writers of America and is a member of their elite Hall of Fame. She has received many other awards, such as National Readers' Choice, Retailers' Choice, Booksellers' Best Carol and others. Millions of her books have been sold worldwide. She has a BA in psychology and an MA in journalism and previously held an executive corporate communication position with a Fortune 500 company. She and her husband live in Missouri. You can find out more at www.irenehannon.com.
Revell, 384 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.