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 Judgment until I'd finished the very last page.
There is an unhurried feel to Jake and Liz's romance despite the taut plot and tense timeline. Pages peppered with small revelations, guarded looks, beginning relationship jitters_all build romantic tension and increase the reader's enjoyment.
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 the plot and keeps the pages turning.
If you like nail-biting reads, you'll love this one!
Being an avid fan of the hit show, NCIS, I was leery about reading this book in case it didn't measure up to my high standards. I'm happy to say that it did. And some!
The suspense was so well written that I couldn't put the book down. I read it in one day, so I'm warning that you need to set aside time to read this. It is not a "by bits and pieces" read. You won't want to be interrupted! The romance fit naturally into the book, and didn't seem forced or boring. I loved all the characters!
I would say that this is an excellent romantic suspense, and I will definitely be checking into reading other books by this author!
Marshall Jake Taylor does not want his next assignment. He is to guard federal judge Liz Michaels. She is the widow of his best friend who died five years ago and Jake holds Liz responsible. When Jake meets Liz again he discovers that maybe she isn't the cold-hearted person he was led to believe. Jake and Liz race against time to discover who is trying to kill her. I thought I knew who the killer was. I was wrong. Irene Hannon weaves suspense and romance in this suspense novel. It was hard to put down. If you have read the Heroes of Quantico Series you will meet a few of those characters again. I can't wait for the next book in the Guardian of Justice Series
A wonderful blend of mystery and romance. This new series, Guardians of Justice, is sure to draw you in and hold your attention. The story is embedded with twists and turns, faith and romance, murder and danger, suspense and maybe even second chances. You will have to pick up a copy of this book to find out for yourself. Just plan sometime where you can read it without the interruptions of having to put it down. Looking forward to the next installment of the Guardians of Justice series.
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Fatal Judgment was the first romantic suspense novel I've read in quite a long time. It was also the first time I've read anything by Irene Hannon, and I have to say that I was very impressed. The first novel in her new series, Guardians of Justice, was a thrill ride with U.S. Marshals, the FBI, and a murderer on the loose. The action was consistent throughout, but sprinkled with moments of grief and healing for both Liz and Jake. It was up to Jake to protect Liz at every turn, and he was definitely a hero worth reading about!
Another thing I loved was that, as a reader, I knew who the bad guy was all along because he was revealed about 1/3 of the way into the book. From past experience, sometimes that works for a story, sometimes it doesn't. In Fatal Judgment, it defintely worked! I was given a glimpse into his crazy mind, and his motives for striking out at Judge Michaels. On the other hand, his character saddened me because there are so many people in the real world that have his same twisted logic toward our country.
I have no doubt that the next installment in this series will please suspense fans as easily as this one did. Irene Hannon has enormous talent within this genre, and the thoughts and research that went into this novel was evident on every page. And now that I know that a few characters from this novel were a part of her previous series, I can't wait to get my hands on those next!