Review of COVERT JUSTICE by Lynn Huggins Blackburn

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense | Published: June 1, 2015 | Format: eBook (224 pages) and Paperback (224 pages) | ASIN: B00R0F8QOU and ISBN: 9780373446773 | Origin: Purchase 

 

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Thoughts:

Inside COVERT JUSTICE, author Lynn Huggins Blackburn grabs you with steep suspense and edges it higher straight up until the end!

It doesn’t take long before the FBI invades his world after a woman who saves him from impending death moves beyond her job and into his focus. Blake Harrison is an upstanding guy who is thrown into the path of a crime family who targets his family, his business, and his life, but can the Feds keep them all safe? Whom can he trust?

Early in this case, FBI Special Agent Heidi Zimmerman blows her cover as danger stalks a man nearly to death, but Blake Harrison doesn’t even know why someone wants him gone. And how could he, when her unit can’t figure it out either? Now, this man and his family who had all moved on from the betrayal by one of their own must absorb what is happening. But her wounded heart won’t heal until this crime family goes down. She can’t afford to get close to a family life she barely ever had, but she must protect them. She cannot watch another family be shattered but worries her own heart will be even more damaged in the end.

 

***This opinion is my own.***

 

Preview:

FBI Special Agent Heidi Zimmerman has a scarred past, heart, body, and psyche from losing family, childhood, and innocence. She’s come through it all but has fierce battles with PTSD, and this all occurred long before she got into the FBI. In fact, her background is the main reason that she joined the Bureau and is considered the prominent specialist on the Kovac family.

The FBI has become her life and has filled some of the voids. Sure, it can be a lonely existence, but it will be worth it.

She’s followed and investigated them, but law enforcement, the FBI, and others haven’t been able to get these monsters prosecuted. Her determination and life’s mission is to make that leap and to put an end to the Kovac family’s reign of terror.

Meanwhile, this latest piece of the crime family is one that can’t be placed into the puzzle. A young Kovac infiltrated a business under an assumed name. The why and motive is a mystery. The background checks out for the owner of this business along with his immediate family, leaving all without a connection to the likes of the Kovac family. However, this man is here for a reason and that reason will be deadly.

Blake Harrison has dealt with his share of troubles, including an embezzling wife—with a drug addiction who abandons him and their child, but their life has gotten better. He is determined to keep his existence a single one for the safety of his daughter, Maggie. This kid has been through much heartbreak, and he will not add to it. However, some things are not a choice. Though forever grateful to the woman who saved his life, she just turns his world upside down. She knew him, and she knew too much about him, knew he would die, and jumped to save him. Then she disappeared. Moreover, he kept her warnings a secret and told not even family about her, but somehow, he had known that it wouldn’t be the last of her.

Once she resurfaces, he gains major problems. Someone wants him dead, is not opposed to hurting his family, and is working with him every day?

Sure, it’s great to have the FBI on his tail, but having his family and himself dependent on them is humbling. As much as he doesn’t like to think about it, his first meeting with Special Agent Heidi Zimmerman created a bond, but try as he does to keep it at bay, he’s getting closer to something he does not want. Thankfully, she is skilled at keeping herself at a distance, and he’s getting good at this himself.

Well, he was until weeks and months blend together and more tragedies hit his family. He’s beginning to wonder. Is his armor the only one that is developing a few cracks?