After a whirlwind romance, Taryn Young is preparing to board a plane at Houston International Airport, bound for a dream honeymoon, when a bomb decimates the terminal. Injured but still alive, she awakens to discover her husband is missing and they’re both considered prime suspects in the attack. Further, the FBI is convinced her husband isn’t who he appears to be.
Agent Grayson Hall’s number-one priority is to catch those responsible for the day’s act of terror. All evidence is pointing to Taryn and her new husband. But his instinct tells him her pleas of innocence are genuine. Is her naiveté just for show, or could she truly be another victim of a master scheme, possibly linked to the software she recently developed for her company?
With both their lives and reputations on the line, and the media outcry for justice increasing with each passing minute, Taryn and Grayson have no choice but to trust one another . . . and pray they can uncover the truth before they become two more casualties.
Firewall is the first title in the new FBI: Houston series by award-winning author DiAnn Mills. It’s also the first of her books that I’ve read. Somehow, however, I don’t think it will be the last. It’s a book that starts with a bang, and then leads the reader on a race against time to not just solve an act of terrorism (and prevent another one), but also to save a small child whose fate lies in the hands of the terrorists.
During the first 24 hours, everything is a bit crazy and chaotic. After that though, the action continues at a pace steady enough for the reader to easily follow. There are various twists and turns and some stunning revelations. Suspects are eliminated, making us wonder who is really pulling the strings. Taryn is super-smart yet naïve, Grayson is street smart but has family problems. Also, Grayson’s Uncle Joe reminded me of Mike Franks, Gibbs’ mentor in NCIS!
Thank you to Tyndale House Publishers for my complimentary electronic copy of Firewall, which I downloaded from NetGalley. No review was required.
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Publisher: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 20 June 2014
Page Count: 416