Christian Fiction Review: Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice, Book 1) by Irene Hannon

Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice, Book 1)
by Irene Hannon
Revell Books
Copyright 2011
336 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3456-5
Christian Fiction/Suspense

From the publisher:
U.S. Marshal Jake Taylor has seen plenty of action during his years in law enforcement. But he'd rather go back to Iraq than face his next assignment: protection detail for federal judge Liz Michaels. His feelings toward the coldhearted workaholic haven't warmed in the five years since she drove her husband--and Jake's best friend--to despair . . . and possible suicide.

As the danger mounts and Jake gets to know Liz better, he's forced to revise his opinion of her. And when it becomes clear that an unknown enemy may want her dead, the stakes are raised. Because now both her life--and his heart--are in danger.

My Review:
Once again I have found a suspense book that I really enjoyed. Fatal Judgment is the first in a new series from author, Irene Hannon who is definitely making a name for herself as one of the top suspense writers, at least in my book (no pun intended)! What really surprised me about this story is that even though the author let's us know who the bad guy is right away it didn't take away from the story at all! Usually if I can figure out who committed the crime I lose a bit of interest in the book, but even though Ms. Hannon came right out with it I wanted to keep reading! I guess it helped that we really got to inside his head and "follow" him along as he was planning his next move. I think it really added to the "creepiness" factor that I like when reading a suspense or mystery novel.

Since this is a romantic suspense you expect a little romance, right? Well you get it. I felt the chemistry between Liz and Jake right away. I also thought it was nice that Jake, as a U.S. Marshal kept his feelings in check but we got to see him struggle a bit, in other words he wasn't perfect. ;-) All in all this was a great read. Watch out if there's a man in your life, this is a book that he might want to steal from you!

“Available January 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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*I received my review copy from the publisher, I was not obligated to provide a positive review.*


  1. My review is gonna be up in a few days. I adore Hannon's books!

  2. Oh, I love Irene Hannon!! I'm really looking forward to this book. Great review, Renee! And since I'm sure you're very excited about this...Congrats to your Steelers. ;)

  3. I saw your endorsement in the front of the book Ruth! Congrats on that!

    Sara- YES I'm super excited and now signing all the comments I leave on various blogs with "GO STEELERS!" LOL!

    XOXO~ Renee

  4. Great review (what else is new?!)

    I knew you'd be exited about the Steelers win (duh!)!

    I mentioned your blog in my post today at last. :)

  5. I bet I'd really enjoy reading about men in uniform... :)

  6. Great review! I'm with Joy, I love dudes in uniforms :)

  7. Hi, Renee! Thank you so much for the great review of my latest book. And please watch for Book 2, which features Jake's sister, Alison. Deadly Pursuit will be out in September.

  8. LOL Joy and Juju...that's why I signed up for the Men in Uniform Reading challenge! ;-)

    Suko- Thank you for the mention on your blog!

    Irene- It was my pleasure to write a review for your book! I can't wait for Deadly Pursuit.

    XOXO~ Renee

  9. I liked this one too. Not our usually genre, but good.

  10. Yep MJ I like to step outside of the box on occassion LOL!

    XOXO~ Renee


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