Author: Diann Mills
Series: FBI Task Force #1
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A powerful disease and an unlikely weapon makes for a very interesting story!
Stacy Broussard is a veterinarian who spends some of her Saturday mornings riding as an airport Ranger volunteer. It is usually a peaceful ride but this Saturday she finds a dead body, an injured dog and a deadly drone with the power to bring down a 747. The FBI is called in and Agent Alex LeBlanc immediately suspects terrorism. He has been burned in the past by a witness he let himself get close to that turned out not to be totally truthful. One thing turns into another and this clear-cut case of terrorism turns out to be much more than anyone expected. Alex believes Stacy is a target and soon her community becomes the target of a health emergency. They have to work together with others before more lives are lost.
DiAnn Mills is one of my favorite authors. Her tales are intriguing, interesting, and entertaining. There is plenty of suspense with the romance thrown in. Deadly Encounter was another exciting read. I enjoyed Stacy and the different sides to her. She wanted to help her community, especially the animals that needed her. And she felt the bond with a young boy who so desperately needs someone to love him. Alex was a good agent that tried very hard to focus on the case and not let his personal feelings interfere. One of the only problems I had throughout the entire story was the fact that at the beginning there was an attraction between Stacy and Alex but it was at the wrong time. When he shows up to examine the scene with the dead body, there is talk about attractions and how piercing eyes he/she sees it just felt completely wrong for the moment. It should have been all about investigating the crime not finding someone attractive. Other than that the story fleshed itself out nicely and the relationship played out as it should for the rest of the story. I very much enjoy the stories that Mills puts out and can’t wait for the next!