Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Double Cross

Double Cross
FBI Houston, Book 2
DiAnn Mills
(Tyndale House Publishers)
ISBN: 978-1414389943
April 2015/400 pages/$14.99

FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to Morton Wilmington, a felon she arrested five years ago on her first undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she’s vowed to forget Wilmington—and what she sacrificed to put him away—he is now her best lead.

Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll do anything to protect his family—even force interagency cooperation. But he’s quickly drawn to Laurel’s empathy and zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon.

As the unlikely trio uncovers evidence suggesting the scam is more extensive and deadly than they imagined, both Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington’s claims of redemption, or if he’s leading them straight into a double cross.

Read an excerpt.


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.

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 sites listed at www.diannmills.com.


Whew! DiAnn Mills is on my short list of must-read suspense authors and Double Cross proves why. She wasted no time in pulling me into the story, and the prologue had barely begun before my heart was pounding wildly. A master storyteller, Mills makes every word count and weaves multiple threads into this tale brimming with intrigue, danger, and a bit of romance. Her zeal for research is obvious as she crafts her story around the workings of the FBI Houston office and the Houston Police Department. I'm always a little amazed at the level of detail she provides and sometimes wonder when the FBI will turn the tables and interview her! LOL Memorable and sympathetic characters touched my heart and personally connected me to the story, especially Daniel's grandparents. Mills lives up to her tagline Expect the Unexpected as a variety of twists and turns kept me guessing who could be trusted in the race to discover who was targeting the elderly. My one mistake was picking up this book when I couldn't read it straight through, and it was torturous waiting until I could get back to it. This is a stand-alone, so if you haven't read Firewall, the first book in the series, that is no problem, although I highly recommend it as well. (My review of Firewall is here.) In addition to a compelling story, Double Cross contains a wonderful message of faith and forgiveness woven naturally within its pages. Grab your copy today!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from DiAnn Mills. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Beth said...

Just my kind of book! Thanks for the review