Monday, October 14, 2019

DARK AMBITIONS by Irene Hannon, Reviewed by Paula and Nicole

Dark Ambitions is the third book in the Code of Honor series by Irene Hannon and a very polished suspense novel.

Every time I crack open an Irene Hannon book it seems like I’ve come home. Not only because I lived in St. Louis for twenty years and know the setting well, but because I am very comfortable with the exemplary way Ms. Hannon writes. She captures the genre well. Her stories are exciting but totally believable, and the romance sizzles beneath the surface. The research into law enforcement procedures shines. Her descriptions of an icy winter day in St. Louis took me right back to when I lived there.

The story was so riveting, I read it in just over a day. I am never disappointed in a book by Ms. Hannon. She writes the most caring, upstanding heroes I love the way her books interconnect but still can stand alone. She shows how colleagues can work together seamlessly, be people of character, and rely on God.

“The truth is, no one can see the future except God. All we can do is make the best choice we’re capable of with the information we have in the present.”I give this book 5 stars.
*A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Revell Publishers through Interviews and Reviews. I was under no obligation to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

With nonstop action and incredible plot twists, award winning author Irene Hannon takes readers on a thrilling ride filled with danger, intrigue, and romance. Dark Ambitions, the third installment of Irene Hannon’s Code of Honor series, is the perfect novel for readers of romantic suspense who enjoy a good romance in the midst of fast-paced action and a highly compelling storyline.

Former Army Night Stalker Rick Jordan discovers a trail of blood and clues left behind that indicate someone he knows is in extreme danger. He enlists the help of private investigator Heather Shields, and suddenly they are both in the fight for their lives as their investigation takes a deadly turn.

This is my first book by Irene Hannon, but it won’t be my last! Dark Ambitions is the third book in the series, but it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. The fascinating storyline and the close group of childhood friends featured in this series made Dark Ambitions so enjoyable that I also plan to read the rest of the Code of Honor series.

Irene Hannon authentically weaves the faith thread into the storyline as the characters demonstrated their beliefs and values in their daily actions. The chemistry between Rick and Heather is evident from their very first meeting, and their developing attraction is realistically portrayed as they work to maintain a professional relationship during their investigation.

Dark Ambitions is highly recommended for fans of romantic suspense, and especially readers who enjoy books by authors such as Lynette Eason, Dani Pettrey, Lynn H. Blackburn, and Rachel Dylan. I am definitely looking forward to Irene Hannon’s future releases and delving into the backlist of her previously published books.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.

Back Cover Blurb:
Former Army Night Stalker Rick Jordan usually has his camp for foster children to himself during the winter months. But someone has visited recently--leaving a trail of blood. One of the two clues left behind tips Rick off to the identity of his visitor, who soon turns up dead. The police deem it an accident, but Rick isn't convinced. With the help of private investigator Heather Shields, he sets out to decipher the remaining clue. Except someone doesn't want them to succeed--and will stop at nothing to keep them from finding the truth.

With her trademark psychological suspense ratcheting up the tension on every page, bestselling and award-winning author Irene Hannon takes you on a search for a cold-blooded killer with an ambitious goal and deadly intent.

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Author Bio:
Irene Hannon is the bestselling author of more than fifty novels, including Hope Harbor, Sea Rose Lane, Sandpiper Cove, Pelican Point, and Driftwood Bay, as well as the Code of Honor, Private Justice, and Men of Valor suspense series. Her books have been honored with three coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America, and she is a member of that organization's elite Hall of Fame. Her many other awards include National Readers' Choice, Daphne du Maurier, Retailers' Choice, Booksellers' Best, Carols, and Reviewers' Choice from RT Book Reviews magazine, which also honored her with a Career Achievement award for her entire body of work. In addition, she is a two-time Christy Award finalist. Learn more at

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