Saturday, May 12, 2018

Blind Betrayal, Defenders of Justice #3 by Nancy Mehl

Book description:

After two years at the St. Louis U.S. Marshals Office, Casey Sloane is tasked with escorting a reporter to Washington to testify before a grand jury. The reporter's research on an up-and-coming environmentalist who suddenly disappeared is now even more vital than anticipated.

At first, Casey's assignment seems routine. But a dangerous attack on the Marshals Office puts everyone on high alert. When Casey and two other Marshals--one a man from her past--are forced on the run with the reporter, they'll do whatever it takes to protect their witness and make it out alive.

My review: 

 Nancy Mehl has found her niche in Christian suspense, and has risen in my list of authors I like to read. I have enjoyed everything I have read by her, but find this series to be her best. I have respect for law enforcement, but have always found the U.S. Marshals particularly fascinating.... and this series is about the Marshals.

 Blind Betrayal had non-stop action and suspense, and I had trouble figuring out what was going to happen next. I liked the characters in the book, and it was refreshing to not have a boy meets girl romance. Instead, the two main characters had previously worked together and didn't fall in love at first sight.

 This was a book I made the mistake of starting on my lunch break at work. It was difficult to put the book down and go back to work, and I picked it up again as soon as I got home. It is a definite page turner, and left me wanting more.... but I am guessing this is the last book in the series. If it is, it is definitely the best and most suspenseful.

About the author:

Nancy Mehl ( is the author of more than thirty books, including the Road to Kingdom, Finding Sanctuary, and Defenders of Justice series. She received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their Puggle, Watson. She is part of The Suspense Sisters:, along with several other popular suspense authors. She is also very active on Facebook.

Blind Betrayal is available from Bethany House, part of the Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Bethany House for the review copy.