Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Deadly Encounter by DiAnn Mills

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. Even bleeding-heart veterinarians like Stacy. But when her 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:

   I have yet to be disappointed in a DiAnn Mills book. I only started reading her books in the last few years, and have enjoyed everything I have read by her. So I should have known better than to start reading this one at a time when I would have to put it down....... I read til bed time, then got ready for bed and read some more. I took it to work and read in my car up to the time I needed to in and actually finished it........ and wow. This has got to be her best one yet.

  Deadly Encounter is book one in a new series by DiAnn, FBI Task Force, and it will be a tough act to follow. The book had an excellent plot that was intricate and complicated enough that I couldn't figure out what was going on, but not so much that I got lost.

  I loved the main characters, especially "Whitt" the twelve year old boy growing up in the worst of circumstances. Throw a kid into a story, and this softy gets very emotionally involved in the story.

  Romance takes a back seat in this novel, which was kind of cool.. not that I have a problem with some romance as long as someone is trying to kill someone. (Just kidding.... kind of) In this book, there are hints of romance throughout the book, but the mystery/suspense is the main focus of the story, and it is done very well. I was seriously reading as fast as I could to finish the book and find out how it ended...... it is that good.

  I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good suspense and mystery. And now is the time to start this series with only one book out so far.

   I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Library Journal presented her with a Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction award in the Christian Fiction category for Firewall.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2015 president of the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope, & Love chapter; a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.

Deadly Encounter is available from Tyndale House Publishing.

Thanks to Tyndale for the review copy.