In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.
Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower’s allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.
Determined not to make the same mistakes, he’s intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything–even murder–to keep the case from going to trial.
I’m thrilled some legal suspense books have popped up in the Christian market this year. Admittedly, they’ve probably been around for a while and I’m just finding them so maybe I should say I’m thrilled to read some of the new legal suspense books this year. John Grisham books used to be a favorite of mine, and cleaner options with faith threads running through them are a needed alternative.
Even though Rachel Dylan has published several books in the Love Inspired Suspense line, I wasn’t aware of her until her Atlanta Justice series with Bethany House showed up on my radar.
Deadly Proof kicks off the series with intensity. Dylan’s legal knowledge shines through. Even those with zero introduction to the way the law works can follow along because the main character, Kate, explains the legalese throughout the book.
Add in a lawsuit against a large pharmaceutical company, an ex-Army Ranger turned PI, and suspicious happenings for the perfect formula for an engaging, keep-you-guessing read.
I loved that Kate is a strong and intelligent heroine with a solid ethical and spiritual spine. Both Kate and Landon deal with darkness in their lives, but Kate’s light is evident. Even though she’s a strong, confident woman, Kate needs a hero in her life.
Reminiscent of Grisham’s The Rainmaker, Deadly Proof is one to pick up and enjoy for fans of law, suspense, mystery, or looking for a read to get lost in.
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