Another readable treat has arrived for us! The last book I got to read by Irene Hannon in this series was the first book in this series, Fatal Judgement. I was happy to read again in the same lovely writing style as before. As soon as I started reading I thought, "I missed this!"
Alison Taylor is a social worker. Not something you would except to be more than a blip in the big scheme of things. She has been in an accident, leaving her with a few physical issues, and some deeper emotional ones as well. Her brothers Cole, and Jake are very protected of her, with good cause.
Her brother Cole asks her to go to a wedding with a man who needs her help, Mitch. Mitch doesn't need her help as much as he needs to meet the right woman for his life, but as a former Navy Seal, Alison is going to be well protected. Soon Mitch and Alison are good friends, with a chance of something much more. As Mitch struggles to make sure his Father is getting well from heart issues, his heart is falling for Alison, and Alison could fall for Mitch. Black roses, funeral banners, and bingo cards with sculls on her doorstep cause Alison's previous mundane life to take a drastic turn. Her family and Mitch are working around the clock to protect her, but Alison has a life to live and sometimes it overrides what should be better judgement.
Alison can't figure out who would be angry with her, but as a social worker the list could be endless. She is so wrapped up in a case where she knows the woman is being framed that she isn't as focused on her own well-being as she could be. Even with the losses she has dealt with in the last few days, she goes to work anyway. And that is when things really pick up! I am not about to give it all away, you know that by now.
I was moved by Irene's portrayal of people getting off drugs, and getting re-addicted to them, as well as those who had managed to turn their lives around with God's help. Mitch, Cole and Jake, as well as Bert are all good strong characters in this book, but it is Alison herself that stood out to me, in subtle and yet strong ways.
As a social worker, Alison Taylor has a passion for protecting children and seeing that justice is served on their behalf. But when she starts getting harassing phone calls and bizarre "gifts," it seems she may be the one in need of protection. When her tormentor's attentions take a violent turn, her brother Cole comes to her aid, along with his new partner, Detective Mitch Morgan. As her relentless stalker turns up the heat, Mitch takes a personal interest in the case. Protecting Alison has become more than just a job--because his own happiness now depends on keeping her safe.
Chock full of nail-biting suspense and heart-melting romance, Deadly Pursuit is Irene Hannon's storytelling at its very best. Fans old and new will not want to miss the next story in this series starring siblings fighting for justice.
About the Author:
Irene Hannon is the author of more than 25 novels, including the CBA bestsellers Against All Odds, An Eye for an Eye, and In Harm's Way. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier award, and the Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOK reviews magazine. She lives in Missouri.
Her web site is here: http://www.irenehannon.com/index.html