Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lethal Legacy

Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher: Revell
August 2012
ISBN: 978-0800734589
Genre: Inspirational/romantic suspense

Kelly Warren’s father’s body was found in the garage, an apparent suicide by drugs, alcohol, and gassing. But Kelly doesn’t accept the police findings as facts. She knows her father, and even though he was diagnosed with lung cancer, he would have fought for life. Her beliefs seem founded when she gets an order of bulbs in the mail, ordered by her father the day before he died, with a note that they’d plant them together, in the fall.

Detective Cole Taylor handles the case since the original detective is on vacation. He agrees that the bulbs place a new spin on things, but when he looks over the case, he sees no reason to reopen it. Things look pretty cut and dried. Still he encourages Kelly to look through her father’s house to find any clues.

Kelly takes his advice and starts cleaning through things, and for the longest time she finds nothing. But then someone makes and attempt on her life—trying to stop her. And she discovers a few things that raise questions. But finding answers those questions raises more questions until Cole finds a reason to reopen the case—but will he find answers in time to save Kelly’s life?

LETHAL LEGACY is the third book in Ms. Hannon’s series Guardians of Justice but it easily stands alone. I fell in love with Ms. Hannon’s writing with her other romantic suspense series and this one was no different. The romantic tension was so thick it could be cut with a knife. The suspense was top notch. And even though I figured out who-dun-it by page 70 of the book, the writing was so good and I was so drawn into the story I had to keep reading to find out how Cole would solve the case.

If you love romantic suspense, then LETHAL LEGACY is definitely a book to consider as well as the other books in this series, Fatal Judgment and Deadly Pursuit. Highly recommended. $14.99. 351 pages.

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