Monday, December 4, 2017

Deadly Proof - Atlanta Justice 1 - by Rachel Dylan

 About the book:

Riveting new series offers legal suspense with a romantic twist
In the biggest case of her career, attorney Kate Sullivan is tapped as lead counsel to take on Mason Pharmaceutical because of a corporate cover-up related to its newest drug. After a whistleblower dies, Kate knows the stakes are much higher than her other lawsuits.
Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James is still haunted by mistakes made while serving overseas. Trying to forget the past, he is hired by Kate to look into the whistleblower's allegation and soon suspects that the company may be engaging in a dangerous game for profit. He also soon finds himself falling for this passionate and earnest young lawyer.
Determined not to make the same mistakes, he's intent on keeping Kate safe, but as the case deepens, it appears someone is willing to risk everything-even murder-to keep the case from going to trial.
My review:

I found this story interesting because of the civil law angle.  So many books focus on prosecuting criminals and this one looked at getting justice for families hurt by a corporation.  I learned some interesting things about the process for that kind of case.  Kate Sullivan was an admirable character, a strong Christian who desperately wanted justice for her clients but maybe too emotionally involved.  Landon also had a strong sense of justice and took on too much blame for past mistakes, which then affected how he viewed his job now.  I liked how they weren't perfect characters, with Kate dealing with depression and workaholic tendencies and Landon, his past.  I also felt Kate was too naive, from not really thinking a certain person could do what they did to not being cautious enough even after being threatened.  Sometimes she seemed to make stupid choices for someone so smart.  There was some romance and some action.  I liked how we get the viewpoints of Kate, Landon and also two people on the other side of the case, Ethan and Nicole.  The dialogue and writing felt a little stiff to me.  Overall, I did like it and I plan to read the next book in the series.  I would recommend it if you like legal fiction.

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

About the author:
Rachel Dylan writes Christian fiction including legal romantic suspense. Rachel has practiced law for over a decade and enjoys weaving together legal and suspenseful stories. In addition, Rachel writes the Danger in the Deep South including "Lethal Action" and "Devoted Defender," which appeals to fans of edge of your seat romantic suspense. Rachel also writes the Windy Ridge series including "Trial & Tribulations" and "Fatal Accusation." These legal thrillers with elements of spiritual warfare are great for fans who enjoy books by Peretti or Dekker. "Trial & Tribulations" was a Selah finalist in 2016. Rachel lives in Michigan with her husband and five furkids-two dogs and three cats. Rachel loves to connect with readers.
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