Friday, September 25, 2020

MINUTES TO DIE by Susan Sleeman, Reviewed by Winnie Thomas

Nonstop action, heart-stopping suspense, a dash of romance, and a well-integrated thread of inspiration and faith give this book all the elements of a fantastic romantic suspense read. Susan Sleeman is a master at creating realistic, flawed, but engaging characters and then throwing them into life-and-death situations to see if they can figure out how to come out the other side alive, while catching the bad guys. FBI Agent Kiley Dawson and ICE Agent Evan Bowers are characters with a shared past that didn’t turn out well. When thrown together to help solve the case, they have to learn to trust and work with each other. I enjoyed seeing their relationship evolve as the story progressed.

As always, Sleeman’s careful research shines in this book as she inconspicuously educates the reader in crime detection and solving, scene processing, and the various organizations, skills, and technology used to catch the criminals while simultaneously unfolding a riveting tale. This is one of the reasons why she has become one of my favorite, must-read suspense authors. I’m eagerly looking forward to the next book in this series.

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the author and publisher. All opinions are my own.

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 BackCover Blurb:
It's the intel every agent fears--terrorists have been smuggled into the country, intent on unleashing the most deadly attack since 9/11. With the threat imminent, FBI Agent Kiley Dawson and ICE Agent Evan Bowers are charged with taking down this terrorist cell. The only problem is Kiley blames Evan for the death of her former partner, and she can barely be in a room with him. But with millions of lives on the line, she has no choice.

If it wasn't for a bad call Evan made, Kiley's former partner would still be alive, and Evan has to live with that guilt for the rest of his life. When he starts falling for her, the agent's death seems an impossible obstacle--but it's also the last thing he needs to think about. As the terrorist plot targets Kiley's family, the two are pushed to the breaking point in a race to save countless lives.

Bethany House Publishers, August, 2020
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