Thursday, March 10, 2022

Malicious Intent by Lynn H Blackburn

About the Book:

Her years of research and sleepless nights are about to pay off . . . if she can stay alive.

Dr. Ivy Collins, founder and CEO of Hedera, Inc., is ready to begin clinical trials of her company's cutting-edge prosthetic. Her work has been praised by government, medical, and advocacy groups, and everyone hopes the device will be a success. Well, almost everyone. Someone is trying to sabotage Hedera and the launch, but to what purpose--and how far will they go to get what they want? 

Meanwhile, US Secret Service Agent Gil Dixon can't believe he's finally been reunited with Ivy, his childhood best friend. Now that he's found her again, Gil intends to mend their broken relationship. But it will take all his skill to uncover the truth in time to save Ivy's life, her life's work, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire.

My Review:

This is a novel for readers who like much more character thought and rumination than action and suspense. Gil and Ivy knew each other years ago and then were separated with much misunderstanding. When their lives intersect, there is lots and lots of thought and ruminating about their relationship in the past, their relationship now, and their potential relationship in the future. I did appreciate the interaction between Gil's law enforcement companions. There is some clever dialogue there. The actual suspense is little, mostly near the end.

There was one area that puzzled me. The power had been cut to the building where Ivy and her employees had their offices and computers. She muses that might have been done to keep her from closing sensitive financial and personal documents that were open on her desktop. (453/5125) That is just unbelievable. Even I have a battery backup to safely close down my computer when power is cut. We are to believe this accomplished and innovative business designing prosthetic devices didn't have battery backup?

This is a novel of romantic suspense for readers who like an emphasis on the romantic and appreciate character thought more than action and suspense.

You can read an excerpt here.

The is the second book in Defend and Protect series and you can read my review of the first one, Unknown Threat.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

About the Author:

Lynn H. Blackburn
 is the award-winning author of Unknown Threat and the Dive Team Investigations series. She believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. Blackburn is passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don't make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children. Learn more at www.LynnHBlackburn.comPhoto Credit: Mary Denman

Revell, 368 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I have this one to read as well. I am now a little concerned because I don't care for a lot of thoughts and descriptions, I prefer dialogue/action-driven plots. Thanks for your review.