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Monday, August 15, 2016

BOOK REVEW- DEADLY ENCOUNTER


Airport Ranger volunteer Stacy Broussard expected a peaceful Saturday morning ride around the perimeter of Houston’s airport. What she encounters instead is a brutal homicide and a baffling mystery. Next to the body is an injured dog, the dead man’s motorcycle, and a drone armed with a laser capable of taking down a 747.
Though FBI Special Agent Alex LeBlanc sees a clear-cut case of terrorism, his past has taught him to be suspicious of everyone, even witnesses. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her gruesome discovery is only the first in a string of incidences that throw her life into a tailspin, Alex begins to wonder if Stacy was targeted. As a health emergency endangers Stacy’s community, and the task force pulls in leads from all directions, Alex and Stacy must work together to prevent another deadly encounter.   AMAZON  5 STARS

A really good story, and an intense one.  I even liked how Alex managed to put his foot in his mouth when he met Stacy.  Actually that might have been both feet.  It kind of made for an interesting start, no insta-love here. Alex's co-worker and friend Ric was a good addition to the story and was the balance that Alex needed both on the job and off.
And Whitt, oh my I adored that kid.  He was such great kid, warts and all.  He loved Miss Stacy with all that he could.  He was off the charts smart, small for his age, with plenty of hurts and rejections stuffed into that 12-year-old soul.
I wasn't even half way through the book when I began to wonder how all of the different things were going to be worked together.  I hope you like twists and turns because this book had them.  Lots of action and mystery and light on the romance part.  although the friendship was developing, things had to wait until the investigation was over.
I liked that there was a Cajun influence that popped up in the story every so often.  The part of the story that had Stacy as an Airport Ranger was an interesting twist. and one that I found out in the authors note, is an actual volunteer position.

One of my favorite sentences in the book is made by Stacy's dad.  It was when she was trying not cry because she was so overwhelmed.  "Cher, God gives us tears to wash our souls free of sadness."

As a final note, I had a choice of several different books.  But when I saw this author's name, my eyes lit up.  I've read a few books by her and really liked them.   She is good at what she does.  This one just might be my favorite.  So far.


I received a copy of this book via Tyndale in exchange for an honest review.

Here is some additional information: 

Author Bio
DiAnn Mills
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.


Would you like to get a quick look into the book?    Check this out:
   Free Book Preview – Full Chapter PDF:             Deadly Encounter – Chapter 1

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