Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lethal Action

Danger in the Deep South
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 

Published January 21st 2016 
by NYLA Publishing
5 Stars 

Be strong and courageous. 
Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, 
for the Lord your God goes with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.
~Deuteronomy 31:6

My Thoughts:

Rachel Dylan brings us a suspenseful romance that pulled me in from the very first page.  This is a spectacular read.  She incorporates both turmoil and spine tingling suspense.  
We are introduced to Hope Finch and Gabe Marino.  Hope is presently a 5th year associate with Rice and Taylor, a prestigious law firm in New York.  Gabe is a Special Agent with the FBI field office in Atlanta.  He lives in Maxwell, Georgia which is about a 30 minute commute to Atlanta.  With an influx of crime in Maxwell Gabe has his eye on Carlos Nola, a board member and employee of Wakefield Corporation.  Wakefield is currently in litigation with Cyber Future over a breach of contract and set to go to trial.  Sam Upton the lead attorney for Wakefield has given Hope the opportunity to be second chair during the trial.  This is not only a set up for Hope, but also a dream come true.  She travels to Maxwell to work with local representation, Trent Law Firm, to prepare for the trial and work with her key witness Carlos Nola.  
Several thread are woven into the story that give you a sense of Maxwell as a small town full of southern charm.  Upon Hope's arrival  important factors are brought to the surface and  she realizes things are more complicated than she had imagined. 
Hope feels she has one focus and that is the trial and her job, but suddenly she finds herself a target in a corporate cover up.  Gabe is suddenly sidetracked from his investigation of Nola after several attempts have been made on Hope.  He realizes that she has come to mean more to him personally, but a relationship isn't possible until this mystery is solved.  
This is  a great book is full of suspense and will keep you guessing until the end.  The characters and setting are detailed and perceptive.  With Ms. Dylan being and attorney she is  able to accurately take the reader through the legal maneuvers.  The plot flows effortlessly and the secondary characters are well integrated into the story. There is just enough romantic tension between the Hope and Gabe.  I liked both characters.  Hope made her way into my heart from page one and Gabe is a hero anyone can love.  
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves suspense.  
*I received this book from the author for a honest and unbiased opinion as stated above.   

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Meet the Author:

Rachel Dylan

Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including inspirational romantic suspense for Love Inspired Suspense and the Windy Ridge Legal Thriller series. Rachel has practiced law for almost a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. She is a member of ACFW and RWA. She lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids–two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers. She is represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

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Rachel's new book published by Love Inspired set to be released April 1, 2016.



  1. I really enjoyed Lethal Action. It is the first book I have read by Rachel and I definitely look forward to reading more.

    1. Ann, I am like you. This is the first book I've read by Rachel and I loved it. Yes, I will definitely be reading more of her. Thank you for stopping by. Happy reading.