Review of COVERT JUSTICE by Lynn Huggins Blackburn

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


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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 thrown into the path of a crime family who has targeted his family, his business, and his life, but can the Feds keep them all safe? Who 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 had 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 can’t watch another family be shattered but worries her own heart will be even more damaged in the end.

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



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 still can have fierce battles with PTSD, and this all occurred long before she got into the FBI. In fact, her background is the main reason 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 this 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 put an end to the Kovac family’s reign of terror.

Meanwhile, this latest piece inside the crime family is one that can’t be placed into the puzzle. One young Kovac has 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, but 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 addition who abandons him and their child but life has gotten better. He’s 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. Forever grateful to the woman who saved his life, she just turned his world upside down. She knew him, knew too much, and knew he would die plus jumped into save him. Then she disappeared. And he kept her warnings secret and told not even family about her. But somehow, he’d known that it wouldn’t be the last of her.

And 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 don’t like to think about it, his first meeting with Special Agent Heidi Zimmerman created a bond, but try as he may to keep that at bay, he’s getting closer to something he doesn’t want. Thankfully, she is skilled at keeping herself at a distance, and he’s getting pretty good at this himself. Well, he was until weeks and months begin to blend and more tragedies hit his family. He’s beginning to wonder. Is his armor the only one developing cracks?