U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor has seen plenty of action during his years in law enforcement. But he'd rather go back to Irag 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 possbile 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.
Full of suspense and romance, Fatal Judgment is a thrilling story that will keep you turning the pages late into the night.
I HAVEN'T READ A BOOK BY IRENE HANNON THAT I HAVEN'T ABSOLUTELY LOVED AND THIS ONE IS NO EXCEPTION. THERE IS A TIMELESS QUALITY ABOUT HER WRITING THAT PULLS A READER IN AND HOLDS HER FAST. I DIDN'T WANT TO LET GO OF FATAL JUDGEMENT UNTIL I'D FINISHED THE VERY LAST PAGE.
ONE OF HER STRENGTHS IS HER ABILITY TO DEVELOP BELIEVE ABLE CHARACTERS THAT A READER CAN EASILY IDENTIFY WITH. AND SHE TAKES THE SAME CARE WITH THE SECONDARY CHARACTERS, SETTING THEM UP TO SUPPORT THE HERO AND HEROINE AND FURTHER THE PLOT. BY THE END OF THE BOOK I FEEL AS IF I KNOW THESE PEOPLE.
I LOVED THE CARE SHE TOOK WHILE DEVELOPING JAKE AND LIZ'S RELATIONSHIP. THERE'S AN UNHURRIED FEEL TO THE ROMANCE DESPITE THE TAUT PLOT AND TENSE TIMELINE. PAGES PEPPERED WITH SMALL REVELATIONS, GUARDED LOOKS, BEGINNING RELATIONSHIP JITTERS...ALL BUILD ROMANTIC TENSION AND INCREASES THE READER'S ENHANCEMENT.
AND THE SUSPENSE! HANNON HAS AN EERIE WAY OF DELVING INTO A CRIMINAL'S MIND, FLESHING THEM OUT TO BE SOMETHING MORE THEN PURE EVIL. COMPLEX, RAW, EMOTIONAL, THE SUSPENSE DRIVES THIS PLOT AND KEEPS THE PAGES TURNING.
FATAL JUDGMENT IS THE FIRST OF HANNON'S NEW SERIES , GUARDIANS OF JUSTICE, AND I'M EXCITED TO READ THE NEXT INSTALLMENTS, WHERE, I'M HOPING WE GET A GLIMPSE INTO JAKE'S SIBLING'S STORIES.