Guardians of Justice Series #3
SUMMARY: A determined daughter ... A skeptical detective ... A deadly secret ...
The police say her father's death was suicide. Kelly Warren says it was murder - and she has new evidence to prove it. Detective Cole Taylor doesn't put much credence in her claim, and nothing in his case review suggests foul play. But when he digs deeper and discovers startling information linking her to a long-buried secret, the danger escalates. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?
REVIEW: In the last book of the Guardians of Justice series, Irene Hannon does not disappoint her readers. Kelly is convinced her father did not commit suicide. But getting the local police to reopen her father's case is difficult. But, when a gift her father ordered the day before he died shows up, Kelly is determined to do what it takes to get someone to listen to her and to review the evidence again. Cole Taylor was on duty when Kelly comes in and agrees to look through her father's file. As Cole follows up different leads Kelly gives him, he discovers a deep secret that involves the Witness Security Program that could change Kelly's life forever.
The twists and turns in this novel will keep the reader on his/her toes but are not too complicated that you get lost easily. The ending of the story is sorrowful for two characters when you realize what could have happened for them had they made different choices, but it is fitting for the storyline. I like how Cole tries hard to keep his developing feelings for Kelly separate from the investigation and he waits to pursues her when everything is over.
This is the third book in the Guardians of Justice series but don't let it stop you from reading it. The only reason you would need to read the other two books is to understand the relationships of Cole's brother and sister and their wife and fiance', respectively. Even then, these characters are minor ones and their histories really don't impact this story. This is a great book that I really enjoyed.
This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.
Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Two-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the bestselling Heroes of Quantico series, Fatal Judgment, and Deadly Pursuit. Her books have also been honored with a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier award, and two Reviewers' Choice Award from RT Book Reviews magazine. She lives in Missouri.