It’s hard to keep up with the almost constant release of new books (several on the same day) and August brings fans of Romantic Suspense more than enough to keep us busy through the end of the year. In her first in her FBI Task Force series, author DiAnn Mills offers readers some unique twists—and plenty to keep our minds occupied throughout—in Deadly Encounter.
Veterinarian Stacy Broussard volunteers as an airport ranger. One Saturday, when she is out riding, she and her horse come upon a body. And a drone. What follows is a twisted, convoluted plot that even the FBI is having difficulty solving.
FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc is determined to get to the bottom of both the murder and discovering who is responsible for stealing the missing drone. But can he trust the pretty veterinarian? He’s been burned before by putting trust in the wrong woman.
Add in a 12-year-old boy who has grown up too fast due to a dysfunctional family life and a genius IQ, and this book is full of endearing and engaging characters.
While I appreciated all of the twists and turns of this novel, sometimes there was almost too much going on. But the good news is that everything comes to a satisfying conclusion. I also appreciated that the relationship between Stacy and Alex grew from distrust to friendship to potential for more as opposed to the usual insta-love that often happens. Hopefully, we’ll get to catch up with this gang in the next FBI Task Force book.
Does Deadly Encounter sound like something you’d enjoy? Read the first chapter.
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne du Maurier, Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and Carol Award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian fiction category for Firewall.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America. She is the co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She also speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.
***The Tyndale Blog Network provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. All opinions expressed are my own.