Thursday, January 27, 2011

Book Review: Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon

Ask anyone who knows me well and they'll tell you that I would love to be a police detective. I am fascinated with anything that pertains to law enforcement, especially the area of crime scene investigation. I have read many fiction and non-fiction books on the subject. That is one reason why I like Irene Hannon's books.

Another reason is that she is such a talented writer. Her particular blend of romance and suspense is entertaining and exciting. This is now the third book I have read by Ms. Hannon and they have all been excellent. (You can read my review of one of her books here.)
Fatal Judgment (Guardians of Justice, Book 1)Fatal Judgment is the first book in the new Guardians of Justice series. The main characters are Jake Taylor and Liz Michaels. Jake, a U.S. marshal, is assigned to protect a federal judge after her sister has been murdered. But when he arrives at the hospital to begin his assignment, he discovers that the judge is a woman from his past - a woman who was married to Jake's best friend. Things turn sour as Jake wrestles with the idea that this woman was allegedly responsible for his friend's death. 

As the investigation into the sister's murder mounts, so do Jake's bitter feelings toward Liz. However, the more he gets to know her, he realizes how wrong he actually is. And as it becomes evident that someone wants to kill the judge, Jake sees that his duty to protect is turning into more than a duty - it is becoming a desire.

I would recommend this (and all of Ms. Hannon's books of suspense) to anyone who likes a clean, fast-paced, enjoyable read.

I give Fatal Judgment 5 out of 5 stars.

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

Irene Hannon is the author of more than 25 novels, including the CBA bestsellers Against All Odds, An Eye for an Eye, and In Harm's Way. Her books have been honored with the coveted RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier award, and the Reviewer's Choice Award from Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine. She lives in Missouri.

For more information about Irene and her books, visit her website at

(I received this book from Revell for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.)

1 comment:

Irene Hannon said...

Thank you for the great review of my latest book--and for taking the time to read it!