Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Blog Tour: Deadly Pursuit (Review)

What happens when a mysterious stalker threatens everything you know - including your very existence?

That's a question the main female character faces in Irene Hannon's newest book, Deadly Pursuit, the second book in the Guardians of Justice series.

Set in St. Louis, Hannon focuses this book on Alison (the lone girl in the Taylor siblings - the driving force behind the series), and her work as a child protection caseworker.

Alison has a passion for protecting children - ultimately that passion puts her into the cross-hairs of an angry, drug-addicted man, who feels like she is the source of all of his angst.

In Deadly Pursuit, Hannon has crafted a tale full of intrigue and suspense. Full of twists and turns, it will definitely keep you on your toes, trying to guess what happens next. You will also feel the tension surrounding Alison, as she struggles to live a normal life, under not-so-normal circumstances.

Once again, it's easy to recommend this book. Hannon is a strong suspense writer. The sub-plot, a budding romance between Alison and Mitch, does not dominate the story, and is written in a realistic way. (You won't feel like it's a romance book with a touch of suspense.)

So if you are looking for a weekend read, check out this book. It's well worth the time. (Pst... sometimes books in a series say they stand alone, but really don't. This truly does stand alone. Some aspects from the first book appear, but the heart of the story is new and fresh. - However, I do recommend reading the first book, Fatal Judgement, because well, it's just as good as this one!)

On a side note...(slight spoiler alert)  I was intrigued by her reference to a bridge in Times Beach, Missouri - a town that no longer exists outside of St. Louis, due to dioxin contamination. (It's now a state park, in honor of Route 66). I of course, had to google the bridge to see what inspired those scenes. Just an interesting thing that tugged on this Missouri Gal's heart.

About The Author
Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 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 two Reviewer's Choice Awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine. She lives in Missouri.

Online Resources
An online excerpt of Deadly Pursuit.
Buy Deadly Pursuit at Amazon
Buy Deadly Pursuit at Barnes & Noble
Visit Irene Hannon's website
Follow her tweets on Twitter
Read my Review Fatal Judgement (the first book in the Guardians of Justice Series)

About Revell, 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 www.RevellBooks.com.

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. 

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