by Lisa Harris
Trade Paperback: 305 pages
Released: Jan 6, 2015
Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Olivia and Ivan Hamilton barely know their workaholic father--a man who never married their mother. During a rare visit to their father, Ivan is horrified when he witnesses his father's security guards torturing a man. The evidence points to their father being involved in the illegal drug trade. In shock, the siblings decide to try to save the condemned man because it's the right thing to do. But are they putting their lives in danger for a corrupt man or a good one?
Michael Hunt doesn't see a way to escape. The undercover assignment he's been working for the past eight months has just been blown. He's presumed dead by friends and family. With a hit out on his life and corruption inside the Atlanta police department, Michael finds himself hunted by both the cartel and the law. But can he really trust the children of a man who may be a merciless drug lord?
Hidden Agenda is a Christian romantic suspense novel. It's the third book in a series. You can understand what's going on without reading the previous novels. However, some events from the previous novels are spoiled in this one, so I'd recommend starting with the first book.
The suspense is high from start to finish. It's mainly created by the physical danger, but it's also from the relationship tensions. Who can they trust after all the lies? Also, Ivan is deaf, but he's now an adult. He wants his sister to stop mothering him and see him as a capable adult. These relationship dynamics kept the story interesting. I appreciated that Olivia and Michael realized they need to get to know each other under normal circumstances to see if their on-the-run attraction is a enduring one.
The Christian element was mostly in how their faith effected their decisions, like the siblings saving a man they weren't sure of or people deciding to forgive the lies that they were told by loved ones. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd highly recommend this suspense novel.
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