Sunday, July 24, 2016

Deadly Encounter by DiAnn Mills

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Deadly Encounter
by DiAnn Mills

ISBN-13: 9781496410979
Trade Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
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. But when Stacy's 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.

My Review:
Deadly Encounter is a Christian romantic suspense novel. The main characters were well-developed, and the 12-year-old Whitt was a great character. Stacy, Alex, and Whitt all have issues in their past that affected how they dealt with the current string of events. I liked how these three characters slowly built trust and caring for each other.

The suspense came from the series of baffling, potentially dangerous events that don't seem connected yet must be. It was quite a puzzle as the evidence didn't seem to fit together. For example, the dead man came on a motorcycle yet had a dog on a leash. A dog that wasn't his dog. The end explanation did make sense of it. But I was surprised that someone who refuses to touch a gun managed to not only use it but hit a small, apparently moving target. :P

Stacy and Alex were Christians, though not very strong ones until their faith was tested. Whitt came from an abusive home, so he had trouble with the idea of God as a loving Father. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting suspense novel.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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