Friday, January 28, 2011

Blog Tour: Fatal Judgment (Review)

U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor has seen plenty of action during his years in law enforcement. But he'd rather go back to Iraq than face his next assignment: protection detail for federal judge Liz Michaels. 

His feelings toward the coldhearted workaholic haven't warmed in the five years since she drove her husband--and Jake's best friend--to despair . . . and possible suicide.

As the danger mounts and Jake gets to know Liz better, he's forced to revise his opinion of her. And when it becomes clear that an unknown enemy may want her dead, the stakes are raised. 

Because now both her life--and his heart--are in danger.

What I Thought
When this book arrived at the beginning of January. I immediately dove into it. I anticipated, because I devoured Irene Hannon's Heroes of Quantico series, this would be a suspenseful and solid novel.

I was not disappointed.

Focusing on the attempted assassination attempt of a federal judge, Fatal Judgment showcases the men and women who make up the U.S. Marshal Service. It also explores the extremely patriotic (and really scary) political groups which seem to populate much of America - especially Missouri, the setting of the novel.

In fact, in light of the events of the past month in Arizona, this novel is way too realistic. Hannon has created a storyline that makes you think about what you believe. It may cause you examine and question the anger and extremism found in today's political climate.

I really enjoyed this novel created by Hannon. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest, it's definitely a strong 4 to 4.5.

Fatal Judgment is the first book in a new series by Hannon that features three siblings "bound by blood and a passion for judgment." I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series.

About The Author
Irene Hannon is the author of more than 25 novels, including the CBA bestsellers Against All Odds, An Eye for an Eye, and In Harm's Way.

Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier award, and the Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine. She lives in Missouri.

For more information about Hannon and her books, visit her website at

Online Resources
Read an online excerpt of Fatal Judgment by clicking here.
Download a reading group guide to Fatal Judgment here.
Buy Fatal Judgment at
Read a review of Hannon's last book - In Harm's Way, along with an interview with her, here.

About The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the great review of my latest book! It turned out to be far more realistic than I expected, in light of recent events.


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