Former prosecutor and now hot-shot defense attorney, Jackie DelRay, is a star in the shark-infested judicial waters of Washington, DC. Behind her take-no-prisoners façade, she hides a painful secret and a longing for FBI Special Agent Beckett Pearson—the man who captured her heart during a passion-filled weekend in college. The same man who still holds a grudge over a case Jackie refused to prosecute years before. When Beck is arrested for the shocking murder of the FBI director’s estranged wife, Jackie breaks every rule she’s known about being emotionally involved with her client. Knowing the risks to her heart and her career, she rushes to defend him.
A former model and football star, Beck has finally found his home with the Bureau. He wants nothing to do with the sexy lawyer who left him without a goodbye twelve years ago and then destroyed his first, and most important, missing persons investigation. Now, with his freedom on the line, Jackie’s brilliant legal mind may be his one hope at staying out of prison.
When their investigation is mired by political alliances and reckless greed, Beck and Jackie battle corruption at the highest levels. That battle includes resisting the long-buried passion they’d shared twelve years earlier. But will a killer bent on stopping their investigation give them a fight they are bound to lose?
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Once again Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano have come together to create a spine tingling, can’t put it down book with twists and turns to keep you reading till the wee hours of the morning. I know this because I read to the end with toothpicks holding my eyes open.
Come follow Jackie and Beckett as they fight against time to clear Beckett of murder charges and threats of death from an unknown. Throughout all this can love survive?
Just when you think you've dodged a bullet and avoided having sex with your boss' soon-to-be cougar ex-wife who bought you in a charity auction, you are arrested in the middle of the night for her murder. And who strolls in to defend you - unannounced, unrequested, and unwanted - but an old flame from a fabulous, never-to-be forgotten weekend fling in college. And that's not the only big surprise, but you'll need to read this latest Justice Series book, Defending Justice, to find out.
Defending Justice, Book 7 in The Justice Team Series by Adrienne Giordano & Misty Evans, takes off running and never slows down. Beckett Pearson is a former model and football star, and an FBI Special Agent. Jackie DelRay is a former prosecutor turned defense attorney, known for her toughness. Beck and Jackie have history both professional and private, secrets and animosity between them. Beck doesn't want anything to do with Jackie, but his career, and possibly his life, are on the line and she might be his one hope at staying out of prison. She needs to see justice done and is determined to save him.
As always, the Justice Team promises - and delivers - a thrilling story packed with action, passion, danger, romance, snappy dialogue and a lot of humor. The scene where Josh walks in while Beck and Jackie are "at" her desk had me laughing. And I really want to meet Mini-Beck.
The story is set amidst the Washington, D.C. backdrop of political alliances, greed, corruption and murder. It's fast-paced with suspense and twists that you don't see coming but with a satisfying resolution. The characters are well-developed and believable. Jackie and Beck are stubborn and at times reckless but oh, so likeable, and the tension between them, sexual and otherwise, sizzles.
I am a fan of the Justice Team and highly recommend this latest adventure. I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review; my review is completely honest and voluntary. Go to the website and read all the books. You won't be sorry.