Certainly the best mystery thriller I've read. This story has it all mystery, suspense, and romance. This book is so action packed it is impossible to put down. Characters include FBI Agent, Grayson Hall, retired FBI Agent Joe Hall Graysons mentor and uncle, and socially awkward, software developer, Taryn Young. Taryn is a new bride leaving for her honeymoon when her nightmare begins. Mills character development is amazing. You are left even knowing the bad guys very well. This story is filled with mystery, suspense, acts of valor, surprising betrayals, forgiveness, and bold courage. I've never been so quickly drawn into a story and captivated like I was with this one. I highly recommend this story and am looking forward to more books by this author.
This book moves fast and has plenty of twists and turns that you won't see coming! There is romance but not so much that it overpowers the storyline, which was a huge plus for me. The best part was that God was woven throughout the entire book watching the main character come to faith in Christ. This was the first book by this author that I've read, and definitely not the last!
Firewall focuses on the work of world-class software developer, Taryn Young, who leads her company's efforts on a major government contract for America's energy pipelines. Following a catastrophic bombing, Taryn realizes her new husband is missing and she is the prime suspect of a major terror attack. Together with FBI Agent Grayson Hall and his uncle, a retired FBI agent, Taryn evades capture in the hopes of proving her innocence and discovering the real cause of the bombing. With layers of intrigue and bureaucracy, they eventually realize just how close they have been to the terrorists all along.
Ms. Mills creates a fast-paced story reminiscent of technology-driven suspense films. As an author with perhaps more experience writing more casual romance (at least for her books that I've read previously), Ms. Mills' number one priority appears to be driving the story forward with exceptional urgency. Taking place over the course of only a few days, Firewall depends on a number of convenient explanations and happenstance scenarios that create a generally-unconvincing story.
Overall, I thought that Firewall made for an interesting one-time read from the library.
"Firewall" is a Christian romantic suspense novel. The characters were interesting and some were developed into complex-motive characters. I found it believable that Taryn was initially fooled even though she's a smart woman, but it did take her longer than I expected to believe the truth. The suspense was from physical danger to several characters; this was a very deadly story to be a character in. There was very little down-time as events raced along. The romance was based on two people coming to trust and care for each other (rather than many repetitions of "(s)he's sooo hot!")
The Christian element was mainly some short prayers asking God to help them with the situation and the realization that God is there with them through the confusion. There were no sex scenes. There was no bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting, suspenseful novel.