Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Fatal Frost (Defenders of Justice #1) by Nancy Mehl
Mercy Brennan followed in her father's footsteps in a law enforcement career, but she has no interest in any other connection to him. A U.S. Marshal in St. Louis, Missouri, she's assigned to a joint task force with the St. Louis PD that puts her back into contact with her father and in the sights of St. Louis's most powerful gang.
When the gang has reason to believe Mercy has possession of some highly sensitive and incriminating information, her boss assigns Mark St. Laurent--a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Mercy's ex-boyfriend--to get her out of town until they can guarantee her safety.
Initially unaware of the danger she's in and uncomfortable working with Mark, Mercy's frustration escalates when she discovers the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark. It isn't until a freak ice storm hits, stranding them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office, that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy closing in to put their lives at imminent risk. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive--if help is even coming at all?
About The Author
Nancy Mehl is the author of eighteen books and received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Missouri where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their Puggle, Watson. Visit her website at www.nancymehl.com.
This story reads like the headlines, something we have been reading about and watching almost on a daily basis, and ironically it takes place around St. Louis, MO. Once that cover is turned on this book, you won’t be happy until the last page is turned.
Mercy Brennan is a U.S. Marshall and along with her former boyfriend Mark, and her best friend are sent on a mission to help a witness protection having problems, or so they are told.
If you enjoy a book with non-stop action, you will not be disappointed here, and my only hope throughout were that the characters I cared about would survive, and how any do is a mystery.
I have read a lot of Nancy Mehl’s books, and this one is a big change from all of the previous ones, but she sure got my attention fast and kept it throughout.
I received this book through Net Galley and Bethany House Publishers, and was not required to give a positive review.