I was eagerly awaiting the newest installment of the Guardians of Justice trilogy by Irene Hannon, Deadly Pursuit, ever since reading the first one. I think I may have compared her to Tom Clancy. After reading number two, I don’t regret it one bit!
From the publisher,
As a social worker, Alison Taylor has a passion for protecting children and seeing that justice is served on their behalf. But when she starts getting harassing phone calls and bizarre “gifts,” it seems she may be the one in need of protection. When her tormentor’s attentions take a violent turn, her brother Cole comes to her aid, along with his new partner, an ex-Navy SEAL, Detective Mitch Morgan. As her relentless stalker turns up the heat, Mitch takes a personal interest in the case. Protecting Alison has become more than just a job–because his own happiness now depends on keeping her safe.
Irene again does a fabulous job of portraying suspense and intrigue without keeping you up at night with nightmares of peoples depravity. I loved the love story, loved the suspense and even loved her approach to the villain. Hannon made me feel like just a little kindness had the possibility to turn around someone who was on the cusp. I don’t think I’ve ever sympathized with the bad guy before :). I also appreciated that no one actually killed anyone in the whole book.
If you love suspense novels but can’t stomach the normal depravity, don’t walk, RUN to the nearest store and check out this novel. LOVED IT!
Available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Disclaimer: The publisher sent me a copy of this book in exchange for a review. As usual, all opinions are my own.