Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Scorned Justice

Author: Margaret Daley
Publisher: Abingdon Press
March 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4236-1436-8
Genre: romantic suspense

Texas Ranger Brody Calhoun is with his parents in west Texas when an unexpected attack injures the brother of Rebecca Morgan, Brody's high school sweetheart. The
local sheriff, a good friend, asks for Brody’s help. At first, it seems like an open-and-shut case.

As Brody digs deeper, he realizes the attack may be related to an organized crime trial Rebecca will be overseeing. With Rebecca's help, he compiles evidence involving cattle rustling, bribery, and dirty payoffs that shatter the entire community and put Rebecca directly in the line of fire.

Brody expects to protect her. What he never expects is to fall for Rebecca all over again, or for a murder to throw the case wide open. Is Brody's faith strong enough to withstand not only deep-rooted corruption and cattle rustling, but also love?

SCORNED JUSTICE is book three in Ms. Daley’s The Men of the Texas Rangers series, but it easily stands alone. I didn’t read books 1 or 2, Saving Hope or Shattered Silence and I had no trouble understanding what was happening.

The writing is more told than shown, keeping the reader at a distance. As a result I didn’t grow to care for these characters. There is romance, action, suspense, and mysteries included in this cowboy themed romantic suspense. Readers will be kept guessing whodunit until the end. $14.99. 370 pages. 

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