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8.02.2016

Deadly Encounter ~ Review

Deadly Encounter
FBI Task Force 1
By DiAnn Mills

It was a normal Saturday morning when Stacy Broussard came across a murder scene. A scene which demands the attention of the FBI.  Unfortunately for Stacy the lead agent is Alex LeBlanc, a somewhat brusque and suspicious person, who immediately annoys her with his line of questioning.  

Alex has reasons for his approach and he isn't about to repeat the mistakes of the past. But the facts in this case just don't seem to be adding up to what evidence they have. Is this a case of domestic terrorism interrupted or some thing far more sinister?

The clock is ticking in more ways than one and time is of the essence if they hope to stop what is coming.  Trust is a premium that they can't afford to misplace as they work their way through the various and intertwining layers that have them looking at everyone twice.

The basic overall story is excellent.  At times the lead characters Stacy and Alex can feel flat in their talking, but I'm assuming they are meant to come across this way as they both are weighing everything they say and do.  Whitt adds an additional dimension as he struggles to deal with his ever absent parents and accept the love and comfort Stacy offers him.  He is truly a person caught in the middle.  And his care of Xena, an injured dog from the crime scene, is touching.

Fans of Dee Henderson's newest books, who have never read DiAnn Mills previously, would likely enjoy this book. This is a story of broken people seeking healing, who have to face what has been broken and find hope in the tomorrow that is coming. And something about Stacy reminds me of Ann.

I was provided a copy of this book by Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.



About the Book:
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.


Take a sneak peak of Chapter 1.

About the Author:

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.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers online.


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