Book Review: Lethal Action

15 Jan

514mIqr2z6L._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_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?

71L2nNpxBSL._UX250_.pngRachel 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 lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids — two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers. You can find Rachel at


My Impressions:

Real life attorney Rachel Dylan is known for her fast-paced romantic suspense novels. Lethal Action, the first book in her new Danger in The Deep South series, is an independently published novel that features suspense, legal drama and romance. For established Dylan fans or for readers who want a danger-laced romance, this book is a recommended read.

Hope Finch is a big city lawyer determined to leave her childhood deprivations behind as she focuses all her attention on her legal career. Burned in love, she is content to make the courtroom her home. But all bets are off when she meets small town born and bred FBI agent Gabe Marino. Their unlikely partnership makes sparks fly as they dodge assassins bullets, speeding cars and corporate espionage in the unlikely locale of Maxwell, Georgia.

Prior to picking up Lethal Action, I had read two of Rachel Dylan’s works. Both involved high stakes legal cases and spark-flying romances. This book is no exception. The two main characters have instant chemistry, though both work hard to deny it. The novel is plot-driven and there is no shortage of deadly encounters with bad guys. Danger lurks behind every corner. Dylan also adds a touch of faith, as Hope has a reawakening of sorts. Exposed to God in college, she left Him behind in law school and in practice. But uncertainty has a way of leading one back. Lethal Action is just book 1 in a planned series, and while the story for this book is concluded, there’s definitely more to come for Hope and Gabe. I am looking forward to more from Dylan and her formidable team.


Audience: adults

To purchase this book, click HERE. It is currently 99 cents on Kindle!

(Thanks to the author for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)



2 Responses to “Book Review: Lethal Action”

  1. Carole January 15, 2016 at 10:01 am #

    I’m not big on suspense, but I like legal thrillers and this sounds good, Beckie – especially the Georgia connection. And speaking of Georgia, I just saw a weather alert that included the Macon/Warner Robins area. Hope the bad weather passes soon and all are safe.


    • rbclibrary January 15, 2016 at 10:15 am #

      Thanks for the heads up on the weather alert. I didn’t know! The 99 cent pre-order price can’t be beat either! I liked the small town Georgia setting — so much like my town. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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