DARK DECEPTION is the second book in the Defenders of
Justice book series and is a romantic suspense novel.
I enjoyed reading this powerful and intense
novel about a serial killer who is on the loose and a US
Marshal who is sworn to protect and serve. Mehl is a
brilliant writer that creates a dramatically suspenseful
plot line with an exceptionally interesting group of
characters. The combination of the two heighten the
tension and help contribute to the helpless feeling that
you will experience as you read this novel. A thrilling
roller coaster of a read with lots of twists, turns and
an unexpectedness of what is just around the next corner.
You will be on the edge of your seat with just enough
romance to make you long for more.
While DARK DECEPTION is the
second book in the Defenders
of Justice series, it can be
read as a standalone novel. I read this book in one six-
hour sitting because I just could not put it down. I was
so drawn in that I had to know what was going to happen
next and how it would end. One of the main characters is
Kate and you will fall in love with her instantly. She
has a big heart with a desire to protect, serve and
survive. She is a force of nature. While Tony is a hero
in his own right but when you combine the two sparks fly
and drama entails. Overall, I found this to be an
outstanding read that will leave you on the edge of your
seat with your heart pounding. I can't wait to read more
in this series and more from this author. A true must
read for any lovers of romantic suspense novels.
New Edge-of-Your-Seat Read from an Established Romantic
Kate O'Brien has been leading a quiet life in small-town
Shelter Cove, Arkansas, for the past four years when her
past suddenly comes roaring back to life. Four years ago,
she and her twin sister were attacked by an elusive serial
killer. Only Kate survived, and it was her drawing of the
attacker--along with some last-minute evidence--that
convicted the suspect.
She's been in witness protection ever since, but new
evidence suggests the convicted man isn't the murderer and
she's been subpoenaed to testify in the new trial. Nervous
about the risk, she'll only agree if the same marshal who
protected her during the original trial escorts her to St.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Tony DeLuca accepts the assignment to
bring Kate to the trial, remembering how her strength
impressed him. While in Shelter Cove, however, he gets a
call from his chief, advising them to stay in Shelter Cove
until a new development in the case can be straightened out.
But when Kate's safety is threatened, Tony must race against
the clock to keep her alive and put this ugly case to rest
before anyone else gets killed.