Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon

Posted March 27, 2015 by E.J. Roberts in 4 Stars, Adult, Book Review, Christian, Mystery/Thriller, Teen / 1 Comment

Fatal Judgment by Irene HannonFatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice, #1) by Irene Hannon
Genres: Christian, mystery, thriller

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U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor has seen plenty of action during his years in law enforcement. But he'd rather go back to Iraq than face his next assignment: protection detail for federal judge Liz Michaels. His feelings toward Liz haven't warmed in the five years since she lost her husband--and Jake's best friend--to possible suicide. How can Jake be expected to care for the coldhearted workaholic who drove his friend to despair? As the danger mounts and Jake gets to know Liz better, his feelings slowly start to change. When it becomes clear that an unknown enemy may want her dead, the stakes are raised. Because now both her life--and his heart--are in mortal danger.

Full of the suspense and romance Irene Hannon's fans have come to love, "Fatal Judgment "is a thrilling story that will keep readers turning the pages late into the night.

My Review:

This is what I call a “formula book.” You have the handsome, strong federal agent go protect the beautiful, yet independent woman during a time of crisis. The agent says he won’t get involved, yet finds himself inexorably pulled in by her looks and her fragility. This book followed that formula so close, I couldn’t decide if I’d read the book before or not.

What was different about this book was the undercurrent of the Christian faith that ran through the whole thing. However, it wasn’t shoved in your face over and over, and didn’t impact the story a whole lot.

We have human fragility in faith in the form of Jake Taylor, who lost his faith in God when he lost his wife to a senseless accident several years back. Whereas Elizabeth clung to her faith during all of the trials she’d faced over the years. Do not think that this book depended on God stepping in and make everything work out perfect. It wasn’t like that at all. However, the faith component definitely kept down the unnecessary curse words and sexual interactions. It made it so I would be more than willing to hand the book over to my 16 year old without any qualms.

The book had a spectacular ending that kept you flipping through the pages as fast as you could read them to find out what happened next. All in all, It was well-written and an enjoyable read. If you like these types of books, this is one you definitely want to add to your list if you don’t mind the Christian aspect of the story line.


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