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Publisher Description

CIA analyst Layla Karam is thrust into a dangerous DEA field operation against a cartel that puts a target on her back. Though Layla never wanted to be a field agent, Langley had other ideas. After one of her team members is murdered because of fallout from the op, Layla is left scrambling to find safety.

At the same time, the CIA opens up an internal investigation against her. Out of options, Layla turns to ex-boyfriend and private investigator Hunter McCoy for help finding out who might want to ruin her career.

Layla and Hunter soon discover a mole inside the DEA has sold out the team's identity to the cartel. She must clear her name with the Agency and protect herself and her teammates from cartel retaliation. With threats on all sides, Layla must put her trust in Hunter--the man who broke her heart--and hope they both come out of it alive. 

For those who are content sensitive: this book contains non-graphic scenes and descriptions of physical and sexual assault.

Fiction & Literature
October 6
Bethany House Publishers
Baker Book House Company

Customer Reviews

Carol M Smith ,

Rachel Dylan’s Backlash

Who is targeting CIA analyst Layla Karam? Who
is targeting her team members? With one dead,
another in hiding and several attempts on her
life and an internal affairs investigation on the
horizon, Layla needs to rely on an old college
flame who is now a private investigator and
a lawyer. Will they get to the body of this
vendetta against her and her team members
before they get to her?
Get ready to participate in an action packed,
suspenseful escapade as this well plotted
stories winds the reader through many a twist
and turn in the story. I felt the author made
me a tag a long it was so well described.
This is book # 2 in the Capital Intrigue series.
It can be read as a stand alone.
Come along...join in this adventure for a chilling
I volunteered to read Backlash. Thanks to the
author via NetGallery for the opportunity to read.
My opinion is voluntary and my own.

Moosech ,

Phenomenal- Must Read

Wow, this amazing thriller is a must read. This is the second book in the Capital Intrigue series. This romantic suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat from the opening of the cover through the turn of each page. This unputdownable engrossing novel will have you so enthralled in the story that you don’t want to stop reading.

The three CIA agents are very relatable, realistic and likable. When Layla is pushed into becoming a CIA operative and upon her return to DC her life is turned upside down. When a team member is found dead, another member’s house is ransacked and a restaurant that she would frequently meet her co-worker friends at is bombed, Layla soon realizes that she is the target. As an internal investigation is opened on Layla and as luck would have it the lead investigator is her ex-boyfriend Hunter. Is there a mole in the CIA? With so many twists and turns, this romantic suspense novel is intertwined with romance, mystery and inspiration that makes this a bestseller. I love how the characters reflect on their faith in their lives and how they rely on their faith to come out on the other side of life’s challenges. The amazing plot twists are sure to keep you guessing.

I can’t recommend this book enough, I am sure this author will be a new favorite. The storyline will have you flying through the pages, holding your breath to see what happens next, not wanting the book to end but will leave you totally satisfied when you arrive at the last page. I devoured this book and it is a new favorite that I will remember for a long time. Thanks Rachel Dylan for this phenomenal read.

61655 ,

Spellbinding suspense!

God is there even when we think we can’t feel Him or hear Him - Layla

This statement is one she is sure to repeatedly remember as you follow her through this incredible book! Layla is an accomplished analyst for the CIA, specializing in the Middle East since among her vast skills, she fluently speaks several of the necessary languages for that area of the world. A required assignment with the DEA sends her whole world and the rest of her team into chaos.

The author has once again done a fabulous job of creating multiple stories in one, causing the non-stop action to keep you guessing who or what is behind it all. I will admit, the end result is not what I expected. Murder, a mole in the CIA or is it the DEA, safe houses that aren’t safe, etc. - the suspense won’t let you put the book down! This story can stand alone, but reading Capital Intrigue Book 1 first, gives you even more insight into who Layla is. You don’t want to miss this series!

This ARC was received through Baker Publishing Group, Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley. The impressions and comments are my own and were in no way solicited.

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