Deadly Proof / by Rachel Dylan. (Atlanta Justice, 1) 3.26.2018

Bethany House ISBN 9780764219801

Adult Rating: 4

Rachel Dylan pens a legal thriller in a new contemporary romantic suspense series set in Atlanta.

In Deadly Proof, lawyer Kate Sullivan goes after a pharmaceutical company when a whistleblower dies, refusing to put her ethics aside as she fights for justice. Every step she takes to uncover the truth in the corporate cover-up puts her life in more danger. Her opposing counsel is a friend from law school, providing drama and tension in the courtroom battle. Former Army Ranger Landon James works as a private investigator for Kate in tracking down the whistleblower’s allegations.

The more time they spend together on the case, the more their relationship grows. The attraction between Landon and Kate moves very slowly, then quite rapidly. At the same time, the danger grows as they face an enemy who will go to any length to stop the lawsuit, even murder. Will they get justice for those affected by the pharmaceutical company’s dangerous drug before one of them is gravely injured?

Dylan pens a fast-paced legal thriller that grabs the reader early and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat until the final page. Forgiveness is a central theme. Landon lives a life filled with regret–he gave up on God. Kate, having gained her own forgiveness for her past, prays for him and encourages him to forgive himself. While the book is part of the Atlanta Justice series, there is little in the book that reflects its Atlanta or southern setting.

Recommended for public libraries and for fans of romantic suspense novels by Dani Pettrey, Irene Hannon, Lynette Eason, and DiAnn Mills. Book 2, Lone Witness, is expected in May 2018.

Carol R. Gehringer,