The Short Version: (Amazon)
Attorney Hope Finch is a rising star at the prestigious New York law firm of Rice & Taylor and is used to high-stakes litigation. But when she’s sent to what she thought was a small, sleepy town in Georgia, she is unprepared for the dangerous turn of events that threatens her life and career.
FBI Special Agent Gabe Marino knows that something sinister is happening in his hometown of Maxwell, Georgia. But even he doesn’t know how big the threat is until he’s assigned to protect a visiting big city lawyer. As Gabe investigates the illegal activity linked to Hope’s client, he tries to caution her, but she ignores his warnings—until it’s her life that’s in jeopardy.
When Hope becomes the target in a deadly corporate cover-up that is directly tied to the biggest trial the town of Maxwell has ever seen, she and Gabe have to find a way to work together. Hope and Gabe race against the clock to uncover the true threat, but can Gabe keep Hope safe in the face of danger or will time run out on them both?
Lethal Action was an intense and exciting novel! I liked both main characters right from the start, so it was easy to get caught up in their story. Danger lurks around every corner for Hope, making it very hard for Gabe to keep her safe and helping to create a fast paced story.
Both Hope and Gabe have been very career driven individuals and have had some personal hurts to overcome in the past. It was fun to watch as romance blossomed even in the tense situations that they were in. I thought that the relationship angle and the doubts and potential problems they voiced were very realistic.
The author did a good job of creating dangerous situations for Hope to end up in and quite an interesting reason that she was being targeted that is only fully revealed at the end of the book. Lethal Action also had a gentle thread of faith flowing through the story as Hope began to reacquaint herself with God. I enjoyed this thrilling story.
I received a complimentary copy of Lethal Action from the author in exchange for an honest review.
About Reviewer Brittany McEuen:
I am a busy homeschooling mom to four children, ranging from kindergarten to high school. I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart and am an avid reader and book reviewer. I feature book reviews, giveaways, and occasional author interviews on my blog, Britt Reads Fiction. You can also connect with me on Pinterest and Goodreads.