May. 14, 2018

Blind Betrayal,#3 Defenders of Justice by Nancy Mehl

***** 5 stars

Captures Your Attention in the First Sentence!

“As Martin Avery waited to be murdered, he was surprised to find that, more than anything else, he felt offended.” What an amazing, “draw-you-in-immediately” first sentence! You know it’s going to be a great suspense book when the first sentence is so intriguing you can’t help but be blown away.

Valerie Bennett is a newspaper reporter who has been questioning the famous environmentalist Martin Avery. Suddenly, Bennett happens upon a dangerous secret. Now her life is in danger.

Casey Sloane and Doug Howard, St. Louis US Marshalls assigned to protect Valerie, quickly have a bigger job on their hands than they expect. When their home office is bombed, they are uncertain about the security of their plans.

EJ Queen from another office joins the team, bringing unpleasant memories from the past to the surface for both himself and Casey. 

What a suspenseful ride! Mehl does a great job of making the terror so real that the reader can easily believe he/she is living (hopefully) through it along with the protagonists. 

I loved the way that Mehl brings to question whether duty should come before family in a disaster. I liked her conclusion, although I suspect some might differ.

This is a great thrill ride that lovers of Christian romantic suspense will not want to miss. Although Nancy Mehl’s Blind Betrayal is Book Three in her Defenders of Justice series, it also works great as a stand-alone, so no disappointing cliffhangers that make you wait for another year. 

I gratefully received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the publisher and NetGalley. No positive review was required and the opinions herein are solely my own.