A woman risks her heart and then her life in Firewall (Tyndale House, 416 pages, ISBN 9781414389936) by DiAnn Mills. Genius software developer Taryn Young thinks she finally has everything: a great job, a man who loves her, a brand-new marriage. But disaster strikes before the honeymoon can begin when an airport bombing injures Taryn, and her husband disappears. At the hospital, its clear the authorities suspect Taryn might be involved in the death and destruction. FBI Special Agent Grayson Halls gut tells him the beautiful woman is truly bewildered by whats come to pass, but that doesnt stop him from investigating her and the man she married. Fingers are pointed in several directions, but as the truth comes to light, so does more danger for Taryn and Grayson. When a child is kidnapped, the two must work together to stop evil in its tracks. A skillful blend of suspense, romance and spirituality, this books intricate storyline will keep readers guessing.
A new bride traveling to Puerto Rico is the prime suspect in the bombing of Houstons airport terminal, but one FBI agent thinks she might have been set up. With an intricate plot involving domestic terrorism that could have been ripped from the headlines, Millss romantic thriller makes for compelling reading.
In this first installment of Christy Awardwinning Millss Deadly Pursuit trilogy, beautiful but socially awkward Taryn Young marries Francis Shep Shepherd after a brief courtship. Acutely aware of the national importance of her software design skills, she is hooked by Sheps appreciation of her work. But as they board a plane for their honeymoon, a bomb explodes. Shep disappears; airport tapes show him fleeing just before the explosion. FBI agent Vince Bradshaw accuses Taryn of planting the bomb with Shep. But Bradshaws partner, Grayson Hall, believes Taryns protests of innocence. Hall and Taryn join forces to find the connection between the bombing and the security software she is developingand to find their respective paths back to God. The murder of Taryns best friend Claire and the abduction of Claires daughter, Taryns godchild, raise the stakes higher. The surprising identities and motives of those villains, and the growing trust between Taryn and Grayson, will keep readers turning pages in this fast-moving, intricately plotted thriller.
Taryn Young is a brilliant software developer, but after she allows her heart to fool her head, she finds herself in more trouble than she could have ever imagined. She is now the sole suspect in a major FBI case and must convince the agents in charge that she, too, is a victim. Agent Grayson Hall has been assigned to her case, and despite his professional judgment and his partners instincts, he wants to believe Taryn and protect her. The two forge an uneasy alliance as she seeks evidence proving her innocence. The more they learn, the more danger they put themselves in, along with those around them. Mills (Attracted to Fire, 2011) takes readers on an explosive ride. The terror is all the more chilling because it could easily be a headline story on the nightly news, and Mills characters spring to life through their fears, strengths, and quirks. A story as romantic as it is exciting, Firewall will appeal to fans of Dee Hendersons romantic suspense stories.
4 Stars. Mills once again demonstrates her spectacular writing skills in her latest action-packed work. From the opening sequence that quite literally begins with a resounding bang, the story moves at a fast pace that will keep readers riveted until the climactic end. The cast of characters, including the villains, is diverse and well fleshed-out, particularly given the widespread scope of the story. Its great to see an intelligent heroine whos actually able to showcase her smarts.