Sunday, January 26, 2020

End Game, Capital Intrigue #1 by Rachel Dylan

Book description:

Each New Clue . . .
Every Crime Scene . . .
Brings Them Closer to Discovering the End Game

When elite members of the military are murdered on the streets of Washington, DC, FBI Special Agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS Special Agent Marco Agostini must work together to bring the perpetrator to justice. Unfortunately, all evidence points to a Navy SEAL sniper who Bailey refuses to believe is guilty.

When Bailey and Marco start to connect the dots between the victims, they wonder if there's a deeper cover-up at play. After Bailey is targeted, it becomes clear that someone is willing to kill to keep their dark secrets.

With the stakes getting higher by the moment, Bailey and Marco rush against the clock to determine whom they can really trust in this twisted conspiracy. As allies turn to enemies, the biggest secret yet to be uncovered could be the end of them all.

My review:

  I really enjoyed The Atlanta Justice Series by Rachel Dylan, so I was looking forward to this new series by her. The other series centered on lawyers and the justice side of things, but this series is going to revolve around law enforcement.

  End Game was a great suspenseful read that had everything I liked in a suspense novel. This book had something not featured in many books I read: NCIS agents, or Naval Criminal Investigative Service, if you are not familiar with the initials. This law enforcement agency doesn't make many appearances in Christian suspense novels, so I thought it was pretty cool that the author teamed them up with the FBI to work the case.

 Characters are important, and both main characters, Marco and Bailey, were great characters easy to cheer on and like.

  The plot was a really great and complicated one, yet easy to follow. I like a suspense novel where it isn't easy to figure out what is going on right away, and the author did a great job of spinning a plot that had me clueless to who killed the victims and why. I found it fascinating to learn more about government contractors and the workings of law enforcement.

 As with all of these books, there is a romantic angle, but it took a back seat to the suspense, drama, and action. Faith also played a part, something I always appreciate authors including.

 This was what I label "read in one sitting book". I started it at work on my lunch break, read more on my second break, and then finished it at home. It is not a book one would find easy to let lie around for a week, reading once in a while. It demands your attention and you won't want to put it down. Awesome start to this new series.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

About the author:

Rachel Dylan ( was a litigator in one of Atlanta's most elite law firms for over eight years and now works as an attorney at one of the Big Three automobile manufacturers. She is the author of The Atlanta Justice Series and four Love Inspired Suspense novels and lives in Michigan with her husband.

End Game is available from Bethany House, a part of the Baker Publishing Group.