Mind Games by Nancy Mehl

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Mind Games is the beginning of a new series, Kaely Quinn Profiler by Nancy Mehl. If this book is any indication, this is going to be a great series. This story is so full of action and suspense. While listed as Romantic Suspense, the romance is so mild and takes a back seat to the story.

Kaely Quinn is a profiler with the FBI that is very good at what she does. She sits down at a table and imagines having a conversation with the suspect. She typically gets great results and helps solve the crimes. But this time, the suspect is after Kaely and copies other crimes that she or someone she works with has been involved in. Together Kaely, her co workers with the St. Louis division and the FBI work to find the killer before more people are killed.

This is a great fast paced story. The thing I like about this story is with God’s help Kaely has able to move past what her father did and help others. I feel anyone who enjoys suspenseful crime stories will really enjoy this story.

I received this book as a gift from the author. I was not required to write a review.

Series: Kaely Quinn Profiler, book 1

336 pages

ISBN: 9780764231841

To learn more about the author and other books she has written go to: http://nancymehl.com

Some places this book can be purchased are:

https://www.christianbook.com/mind-games-1-nancy-mehl/9780764231841/pd/231846

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Chosen People by Robert Whitlow

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Chosen People, by Robert Whitlow, is an outstanding modern day legal thriller. This is a very suspenseful legal drama that covers Atlanta and Israel. Lawyers Hana and Jakob work together to track down who was behind the terrorist attacks that killed Gloria Neuman. Hana is able to renew a friendship with investigator Daud. Even while being surrounded with danger, Hana and Daud develop a relationship. And with the attack on Jakob, that left him unable to drive, he become friends with a very aggressive driver.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I like how the author has written an outstanding story and blends in the Christian teachings as well. The story is very fast paced, with a lot of drama and action. The author has written in detail to help the reader visualize being there. I also liked the background information the author gives of the Jewish and Christian beliefs of the Arab Israeli and their country.

I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson publishing, this is my honest review.

428 pages

ISBN: 9780718083045

To learn more about the author and book she has written go to: http://www.robertwhitlow.com/

This book can be purchased at:

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Enclave by Thomas Locke

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Enclave, by Thomas Locke, is a dystopian novel that takes place many years in the future. Almost 100 years after the Great Crash and the country is basically cities governing themselves with very little support from the federal government. Kevin and his mother are part of a group that rescue refugees, give them new identities and sneak them into society. With the government suspecting this is happening Kevin and his mother find themselves fleeing for their lives.

Caleb is one of many people who have special gifts that allow them to know what is happening with others. The federal government is trying to find these people so he is now being forced to flee for his safety.

This story takes off with so much going on and so many characters that I struggled through the whole story to keep up with what was happening. The story is full of action and suspense, which I enjoy, but it did not flow smoothly. The background of the story is filled in very nicely and the story ends with a fight starting. This makes we wonder if this is the beginning of a new series. If you enjoy science fiction or dystopian stories and do not mind a lot of characters and multiple stories taking place at one time, this is a story for you.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads Blog Tour Program. This is my honest review.

269 pages

ISBN: 9780800727918

My rating: 3 stars

Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn. To learn more about him go to www.tlocke.com

This book can be purchased from:

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Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin

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Tell Her No Lies, by Kelly Irvin, is a very fast paced, action packed, romantic suspense novel. The story takes many twists and turns that kept me guessing what was going to happen next as well as who killed Judge Geoffrey Fischer. Nina and her sister were taken in by their uncle and aunt, the Fischers, as young girls when their mother was unable to care for them. While they were well cared for, the Judge left them know very plainly when he disapproved of something they did. He also kept secrets from the family.

Nina and her friend try to do their own investigation into who killed the Judge. Instead of going to the police when they find out something, they strike out on their own and get hurt in the process. In this process, Nina is able to reflect on her friendships with Rick and Aaron. Nina also struggles with the Christian life, wondering if God is there for her.

This is a very good story. It covers topics such as gambling addiction and homelessness. I would highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys suspenseful crime stories.

I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through the BookLook Blogger program. This is my honest review.

330 pages

ISBN: 9780785223115

My rating: 4.8 stars

To learn more about the author and books she has written go to: http://www.kellyirvin.com/

Some places this book can be ordered are:

https://www.christianbook.com/tell-her-no-lies/kelly-irvin/9780785223115/pd/5223115

https://www.amazon.com/Tell-Her-Lies-Kelly-Irvin/dp/0785223118/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542854823&sr=8-1&keywords=9780785223115

In Too Deep by Lynn H. Blackburn

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In To Deep, by Lynn H. Blackburn is the second book in the Dive Team Investigation series. I have been waiting for this book to come out and it did not disappoint me. This is a great series that is best read in order. This book could be read as a stand alone story but since it references what happened in book one, I would not recommend it. After all they both are great, hard to put down, good clean stories with a lot of suspense and mystery, and of course romance.

In this story Adam is called away from his grandmother’s Sunday lunch to investigate a car and drive that went into the water. Dr. Sabrina Fleming is also called in to investigate the computer found in the car. Together Sabrina and the dive team find information that could implicate Adam’s family. And at the same time someone is out to get Sabrina.

OK, I love this series. I like the friendship and working relationship the characters have. There is friendly teasing but also respect for each others feelings and beliefs. The part in this story I really like, is when Adam is injured, his grandparents visit him in the hospital. His thoughts about his grandmother are changed by this one visit.

This story is so well written, I just did not want to put the book down until I know what has happened. But then the wait for the next book begins. I really think anyone who enjoys suspenseful crime stories will enjoy this story.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads Blog Tour Program. This is my honest review.

Series: Dive Team Investigation (Book 2)

348 pages

ISBN: 9780800729295

My rating: 5 stars

To learn more about the author and other books she has written go to: http://lynnhblackburn.com/

Some places to purchase this book are:

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https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Dive-Team-Investigations-Book-ebook/dp/B07D6WZRF5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542495891&sr=8-1&keywords=9780800729295

Dead Sea Rising by Jerry B. Jenkins

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Dead Sea Rising by Jerry B. Jenkins is the first book in a great new series, Dead Sea Chronicles. This story is so full of action and suspense. It grabbed me from page one. This book actually contains two stories in one. The modern day story is that of the Berman family. Nicole is an archeologist that has followed her father on digs from a young age. Now she is applying for permits to be allowed to dig in the Middle East. Being a Messianic Jew is making this process difficult for Nicole. While waiting for the permits, her mother is attacked in her home and Nicole and her father are suspects.

The second story is taken from the Old Testament. It focus on the birth of Abram and the steps Terah took to save his life.

The book is written in short chapter style, alternating between modern day and Old Testament time. The story is so well written it is easy to imagine being in both places and watching the characters go through their struggles. The characters are all well developed, strong characters. I appreciate the research the author has done to keep this book true to life. I also enjoyed the humor with the detectives.

This is a must read book for anyone who likes suspenseful stories or stories based on Old Testament times. I received a copy of this book as part of the launch team. This is my honest review.

Series: Dead Sea Chronicles (book 1)

320 pages

ISBN: 9781617950094

My rating 5 stars

Jerry B Jenkins has written over 195 books, including the Left Behind series, and is past vice president for Publishing for Moody Bible Institute. You can read more about the author at https://jerryjenkins.com/biography/

This book is coming out tomorrow! A couple places you can order this book are:

https://www.christianbook.com/dead-sea-rising-jerry-jenkins/9781617950094/pd/950094

https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Sea-Rising-Novel-Chronicles/dp/1617950092/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1542058762&sr=1-1&keywords=dead+sea+rising+jenkins

Stratagem by Robin Caroll

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Stratagem, by Robin Caroll, is a Christian Suspense novel that is full of adventure and suspense. A great “who done it” story with a great message.

Grayson is part owner in Game’s On You, which develops games for companies to use with their employees to pick the best candidate for a job. Grayson uses his psychology skills to develop the best game possible. Going against his better judgment, he allows his company to develop a game for his ex-wife’s employer. He goes on vacation, after helping set up the game, and when he comes home he finds out his ex-wife was killed while participating in the game and he is the prime suspect.

I really enjoyed reading this story. The story is very well written with well defined characters and scenes. It is easy to imagine watching the story unfold. With that being said, the story has several areas that just are not realistic and the crime scene is explained many times during the story, but it is still a very good story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

320 pages

ISBN: 9781683227304

My rating 4.3 star

To learn more about the author and other books she has written go to: https://www.robincaroll.com/

This book can be purchased at:

https://www.christianbook.com/stratagem-robin-caroll/9781683227304/pd/3227304

https://www.amazon.com/Stratagem-Robin-Caroll/dp/1683227301

Rule of Law by Randy Singer

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Rule of Law, by Randy Singer, is an intense, well written legal/political suspense novel. There were times while reading this story I felt I was reading the news instead.

The President of the United States ordered SEAL Team Six on a mission to rescue a member of the Saudi royal family and an American journalist. The mission was a complete failure with all the Seals losing their lives. After the funerals, envelopes were delivered to the girlfriend, Paige, and grandfather of fallen Seal Patrick Quillen providing information that questions if the President knew the mission would fail.

Paige worked for the attorney general of Virginia and was now facing taking on a case of which she would need to leave her job to fulfill. The case would try to get to the bottom of what happened to the SEALs.

I really enjoyed reading this story. I was especially taken with Patrick’s grandfather when he said, “God gave him to me for a season. But he belongs to the nation now.” The story is full of suspense action. I was disappointed with the lose of life so soon in the story, but without it, there would be no story. The author’s experience as a trial attorney is very evident in this story, with how well the legal aspects were written. This is a very good story, however, it would have been better as part of a series. The book is big, with 460 pages, so it is sort of hard to hold for long lengths of time. And there are so many characters, it is sometimes hard to keep them all straight. But I am very glad I read this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes political or legal suspense.

460 pages

ISBN: 9781496418166

My rating: 4.6

To learn more about the author and other books he has written go to: http://www.randysinger.net

Some places this book can be purchased are:

https://www.christianbook.com/rule-of-law-softcover/randy-singer/9781496418166/pd/418166?event=PRREV

https://www.amazon.com/Rule-Law-Randy-Singer/dp/1496418166/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539290807&sr=8-1&keywords=9781496418166

Blind Betrayal by Nancy Mehl

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Blind Betrayal is book three in the Defenders of Justice series by Nancy Mehl. Just as Casey Sloane and other members of the St. Louis US Marshals office are about to transport a reporter to Washington, their headquarters is attacked. Their plans for taking the witness have been changed and the person called in to help is a person from Casey’s past. E. J. and Casey are able to get caught up and work out past differences while traveling with the witness, while being extremely careful to keep the witnesses safety top priority. Yet their safety is compromised when the witness keeps in touch with the bad guys to ensure her sister’s safety.

This has been a great series and this story kept me wanting more. While it is not necessary to read the series in order, it is helpful since characters are brought back. The story is full of adventure and suspense with just a touch of romance mixed in. One of the things I like about Nancy’s stories is that typically one of the marshals is a very strong Christian and is helpful to the ones who are searching. The story is not overwhelming or preachy, but just a good clean story that keeps me wanting to read to see what happens.

I would recommend this story to those who like suspenseful law stories.

I received a copy of this book from the author. I was not asked to write a review, but this is my honest review.

Series: Defenders of Justice (Book 3)

312 pages

ISBN: 9780764217791

To learn more about the author go to: http://nancymehl.com/

Some place you can purchase this book are:

https://www.christianbook.com/blind-betrayal-3-nancy-mehl/9780764217791/pd/217791

https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Betrayal-Defenders-Justice-Nancy/dp/0764217798

The Land Lord by Cheryl Colwell

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The Land Lord, by Cheryl Colwell, is a very fast paced political thriller. The story focuses on current day Washington D. C. and a threat to over throw the president. In 1948 China’s landlords were killed by peasants and the Communist party took over their land. Now in present day USA, the Chinese are buying up land and businesses at an alarming rate. The United States is being controlled by more Chinese than Americans. The President has turned to Secret Service agent Dain Ryder and Lian Chen from the People Republic of China for help in finding who is behind this. But who can they trust?

I enjoyed reading this story. The suspense and intrigue was very intense and kept the story moving very fast. I did have a little issue will all the characters who just showed up without good introduction. Once I figured out who they all were, I really got into the story. Some of the things in the story that stand out for me are; Lian grew up in China where the Christian faith was not practiced. She is now meeting with the President of the US and he is helping her understand. Another is that Dain’s family members were missionaries to China. His grandfather was killed and father was severely hurt. Dain is now having to put his feelings toward those from China aside and work with them to find who is trying to take over the United States. I think anyone who enjoys political thriller will enjoy this story. There is so much action and suspense to keep the readers interest, yet there is also a touch of romance to make the story lighter.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through BookCrash. This is my honest review.

330 pages

ISBN: 9780997079128

To learn more about this author go to: cherylcolwell.com

This book can be purchased from: https://www.amazon.com/Land-Lord-Cheryl-Colwell/dp/0997079126