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9.28.2015

Deadlock ~ Review

Deadlock
An FBI: Houston Novel 3
By DiAnn Mills

Bethany Sanchez is as one dead to her family - her testimony helped put her brother away.  Adding to the animosity her family has against her is the fact that her new partner in the FBI, Thatcher Graves arrested her brother.

But Bethany is determined that nothing is going stop her from doing her job - even if she's partnered with someone who isn't a by-the-books-agent.  And Thatcher has a reputation as an agent who goes with his instincts and will bend the rules.

With two contrasting styles these two agents need to learn to work together, to trust each other if they hope to stop a killer. But are they searching for a single killer or a killer and a copycat? Solving this case could cost them more than they expected - it could cost them their lives.

Deadlock is the story of two people who are determined to do it their way, at times hindering their own investigation and increasing the danger they find themselves in.  At the same time Bethany and Thatcher are fighting an attraction to each other - which is against protocol.  Can they break through this deadlock and stop a killer known as Scorpion before another life is lost?

This is a mystery which will keep the reader guessing as to whom the killer is.  Is it someone known to them?  Or is it an unknown individual?  What is the motive in these seemingly random murders? And who has targeted the team that is after a serial killer?

If you like suspense and mystery you need to pick-up Deadlock.  DiAnn Mills newest offering will also take you on a journey in which family and its importance in an individual's life is explored. There are some definite family dysfunction issues explored throughout this book - issues that could have a bearing on Bethany and how she views those around her and even whom she suspects.

I was provided a free copy of this book by Tyndale House in exchange for my honest review.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
About the Book:
Two murders have rocked the city of Houston. Are they the work of a serial killer, or is a copycat trying to get away with murder?

That is the question facing Special Agent Bethany Sanchez, who is eager for her new assignment in violent crimes but anxious about meeting her new partner. Special Agent Thatcher Graves once arrested her brother, and he has a reputation for being a maverick. Plus, their investigative styles couldn’t be more opposite: he operates on instinct, while she goes by the book.

When hot leads soon fizzle out, their differences threaten to leave them deadlocked. But an attempt on their lives turns up the heat and brings them closer together, and a third victim might yield the clue that will help them zero in on a killer. This could be the case of their careers . . . if they can survive long enough to solve it.