Saturday, August 11, 2012

Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon - Reviewed

About the Book: (from Revell publishing)

The police say her father's death was suicide. Kelly Warren says it was murder--and she has new evidence to prove it. Detective Cole Taylor doesn't put much credence in her claim, and nothing in his case review suggests foul play. But when he digs deeper (delete dash) and discovers startling information linking her to a long-buried secret, the danger escalates. Is history repeating itself? And who wants Kelly silenced?

My Thoughts:
I’m hard pressed to decide what elements of Irene Hannon’s novels I like best!!  Detective Cole Taylor had an incredible family, and he has friends that love him and stand beside him through any storm.  In short, the relationships that are built throughout this series are realistic and rock solid!  I feel deeply about the characters.  That is a very good quality to have when the characters find themselves  in a series of explosive situations – life and death situations – racing against the clock to save a life, or capture a really evil bad guy.  Again, Hannon outdoes herself in creating an ever increasing amount of tension and danger as the story develops. By the end, you are holding your breath frequently as you race through the pages to find out what happens to the characters you have come to care so deeply about.  That makes for a great read!
Oh, and lest I forget, there is another element to Hannon’s novels that keep the reader guessing and that keeps the pages flying by…romance.  The relationships that come about in Lethal Legacy happen in a very natural, sometimes resistant way.  And one other thing….she weaves some very realistic struggles of faith throughout her story that make you care all the more for her characters.  See, I told you, it’s hard to determine what elements are my favorite!  Any title with Irene Hannon’s name on the cover is going to be a thrill ride in many areas! Trust me!
And Cole Taylor is the central character of this story.  He winds up trying to help Kelly Warren answer some nagging questions about her father’s death.  Each chapter reveals some sort of clue, and when it becomes apparent that Kelly’s life in now the target for those who don’t want her to uncover the truth she seeks concerning her dad….well, let’s just say things get very exciting by the end of the book! And the bad guy?  Hidden in plain sight! I love that about Hannon’s writing too!! She is just a favorite!
It looks like Lethal Legacy will end her Heroes of Quantico series, and she will begin a new series next Spring!  Lots to look forward to!! I can’t wait!

About the Author:
Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, a HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. Booklist also included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.

For more information about her and her books, Irene invites you to visit her website at

1 comment:

Irene Hannon said...

Thank you for the great review of my latest novel, Kim! I'm so glad you enjoyed this book and the whole series. Please do watch for Book 1 in my Private Justice series, Vanished, coming in January!