Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Deadly Encounter

Deadly Encounter
FBI Task Force, Book 1
DiAnn Mills
(Tyndale House Publishers)
ISBN: 978-1496410979
August 2016/ pages/$14.00

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.

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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 Reader's 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 and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, International Thriller Writers, and the Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writers of America. She is the co-director of The Author Roadmap with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She also speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own beans. She's an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas. Learn more at her website, www.diannmills.com.


Ooh, I do love a book by DiAnn Mills, and it's a happy day when she starts a new series! Deadly Encounter is aptly named as Mills wastes no time plunging the reader--not to mention the main character!--into the midst of a mysterious homicide. While the series centers on members of Houston's FBI Task Force, this story also showcases a little-known group, the volunteer rangers who patrol the perimeter of Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport. I had no idea such a group existed and was fascinated by Stacy, her role, and her dauntless courage and compassion. Don't mistake this for a cozy mystery; Mills carefully builds and intertwines multiple layers into this complex and captivating story. Numerous twists and turns sharpened my senses, and the tightly woven plot with heart-stopping moments ensured that I not set the book aside until its completion. Although the book's official release date is next Monday, it's already available on Amazon and other retailers, so grab your copy today!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from DiAnn Mills and Tyndale House Publishing. 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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DiAnn said...

Linda, thank you so much for the fabulous review!

Beth said...

Oh my! I must read this one! Thanks for the great review!