Thursday, July 30, 2015

Double Cross (FBI: Houston #2) by DiAnn Mills

Title: Double Cross (FBI: Houston #2)
Author: DiAnn Mills
Pages: 374
Year: 2015
Genre: Suspense
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     She put him in prison. Now he’s their only lead in a deadly new case.

     FBI Agent Laurel Evertson’s investigation into a scam targeting the elderly takes an unexpected twist when key evidence leads her to a felon she arrested on her last undercover assignment. That case has haunted her since, and though she’s vowed to forget Morton Wilmington – and what she sacrificed to put him away – he is now her best lead.

     Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton fears his grandparents may be the scammer’s next targets, and he’ll do anything to protect his family, including force interagency cooperation. But he’s quickly drawn to Laurel’s zeal and agrees to follow her lead . . . even if it means teaming up with a felon.

     As the unlikely trio uncovers disturbing evidence suggesting the scam is more deadly than they imagined, Laurel and Daniel find themselves in the crosshairs of a killer. Together they must decide if they can trust Wilmington’s claims of redemption, or if he’s leading them straight into a double cross.

My review:

     This is a very complex suspense novel.

     Both FBI Agent Laurel Evertson and Houston Police Officer Daniel Hilton are crafted with a lot of past hurts that they have to face and then work through. They each have solid reasons for wanting to catch the bad guys who are stealing from the elderly.

     There are also a number of additional characters who play very important roles in the story. At times there were so many, and the relationships between some of them, were so interwoven that I felt that too much effort had been put into making it a confusing story. I felt that the interconnections had been contrived.

     The story and the scam against the elderly is solid. It just didn’t flow smoothly. At times the action seemed disjointed.

     This is the first book I have ever read by DiAnn Mills. I will be reading more by her. If you enjoy suspense already I do recommend this novel. I am giving it a rating of 4 stars.

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