After seven years as a Chicago homicide detective, Lisa Grant has hit a wall. Ready for a kinder, gentler life, she takes a job as a small-town police chief. But the discovery of a human skeleton by a construction crew at the edge of town taxes the resources of her department. A call for assistance brings detective Mac McGregor, an ex-Navy SEAL, to her doorstep. As they work to solve the mystery behind the unmarked grave, danger begins to shadow them. Someone doesn't want this dead person telling any tales--and will stop at nothing to make certain a life-shattering secret stays buried.
Master storyteller Irene Hannon is back with an exciting new series featuring former special forces operatives now in the thick of the action in civilian life. Hannon is at the top of her game in this can't-put-it-down thriller that will have readers up until the wee hours devouring every page.
The author of more than 45 novels, Hannon introduces Lisa Grant and Mac McGregor in her Men of Valor series. Both have left stressful jobs, Lisa as a Chicago homicide detective and Mac as a Navy SEAL. Remaining in law enforcement, Lisa becomes police chief of Carson, a small town near St. Louis, while Mac is a county detective. When skeletal remains are found in Carson, the two law enforcement officers find themselves working together to solve the case. Although Hannon writes in the romantic suspense genre, she produces little suspense or romance in this tale. The narrative frequently mentions sparks and electricity ("the relentless buzz in his nerve endings put there by a certain gorgeous police chief") between Lisa and Mac, but doesn't go further than that into romance. The investigation of the remains, though intended to reel the reader in, fails to add appreciable tension, and the early revelation of the villain also trips the pacing. At times the secondary characters attract more attention than the main characters. Although it's promising at the outset, Hannon's newest unfortunately falls short.
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For a wonderful storyline in a very well written manner, then look no further. Irene does a magnificent job navigating you through the characters thoughts, feelings, major events, and makes it easy to fall in love with the lead characters. This one was hard to put down. Very good read.
Read Ms. Hannon's "Buried Secrets" for a second time this past week, in preparation to read "Thin Ice". Hannon possesses the ability and talent to capture her readers' attention from page one! If you are a fan of a solid mixture of romance and intrigue, the Men of Valor series will not disappoint! Truly enjoy the Christian aspects this author weaves into her books ~ a powerful reminder of God's love, grace, and protection!