Fiction. Romance. Suspense. When U.S. Marshal Mercy Brennan is assigned to a joint task force with the St. Louis PD, she's forced back into contact with her father and into the sights of a notorious gang. Mercy's boss assigns her colleagueâ??and ex-boyfriendâ??Mark to get her safely out of town. But when an ice storm hits and the enemy closes in, can backup reach them in
Thanks to Netgalley and Bethany House for providing me an e-copy of this book to review. This book is due to be released November 1, 2017.
Mercy Brennan is a U.S. Marshall and along
If you enjoy a book with non-stop action, you will not be disappointed here, and my only hope throughout were that the characters I cared about would survive, and how any do is a mystery.
I have read a lot of Nancy Mehlâ€™s books, and this one is a big change from all of the previous ones, but she sure got my attention fast and kept it throughout.
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Mercy is with the Marshall's office and is on high alert as the raid starts. She is tough as nails and is ready to defend herself against criminals. Mercy has some underlying issues with her father Nick . What did her father do to make her so bitter towards him? Will she ever be able to forgive him? I really liked the authors description of Mercy's father. I could picture his good looks and his desire to make amends to his daughter. What distracts him as they are eating lunch together one day?
The book continues with surprises and twists that kept me glued to the story. When a tragedy hits close to home for Mercy will she be able to hold it together? Her father was on the gang task force and the author does an excellent job of instilling how dangerous his work was. Did Nick know something that could place Mercy in danger? The gangs depicted in the story is well written with accurate detail and gives readers a sense of how powerful they can be.
The turmoil Mercy has with believing in God was such a great peek into her past. She has always struggled with her faith coming from a not so great childhood. As she is sent on a mission by her boss to check on someone , she is accompanied by her best friend Tally and her ex boyfriend Mark. The story continues with suspense and action that will leave readers wanting more. The author has written a book that reminds me of the intense tv shows that keep your heart racing wondering what will happen next. I was so fixed on reading the book, I blocked out the world around me. The plot is brilliant and shows how exceptional a writer the author is. The author took me right into the action with twists that shocked me with undercover cops, and gangs ready to do anything to get what they want. What damaging evidence does the cartel think Mercy was given by her dad? The suspects are piling up as Mercy is not sure who to trust. Get ready for a story that will keep you guessing with a powerful and shocking ending. The author is at the top of her game in this thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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This book was a real page turner and I liked the chemistry between Mercy and Mark. I liked how I was right with some of my guesses and how I was pleasantly surprised with others. This is a great start to a new series and I look forward to more.
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I say this is a good fit for Mehl's talents as she takes the reader into the corruption that drugs, murder, and ill-gained money place characters. As the title indicates, the death defying chill of a severe winter storm and the deadly pursuit of evil men takes the reader into the mind, actions, and horrors of a spine chilling suspense read. Frosty indeed!
Character development is excellent and reveals weaknesses and strengths of each of the major players. Corruption in high places as well as low-life gang members run a strong thread of fearful encounters throughout the book. There is, however, a promise of hope as characters share their Christian faith.
As the first book in a series of Defenders of Justice, Fatal Frost has given me a sure-fire appetite for additional "defenders of justice" stories. Thanks Nancy Mehl for a good, Christian read.
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Book Summary: Mehl Ramps Up the Suspense in This Brand-New U.S. Marshals Series- Mercy Brennan followed in her father's footsteps in a law enforcement career, but she has no interest in any other connection to him. A U.S. Marshal in St. Louis, Missouri, she's assigned to a
Review: I really enjoyed this book. The twists and turns were fun. I also liked Mark the most. It was a well written book with a good struggle about faith. Mercy had a lot going on. She was someone who was struggling. Despite this she was empathetic at times, although she had a lot of baggage. The story was realistic in the fact that drug trafficking seems to be overwhelming. They way the ending went it was tense and things seemed to go well than the twists and turns began. Definitely a series to look forward to.
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Author: Nancy Mehl
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
In her newest series, Defenders of Justice, readers are introduced to a U. S. Marshal character named Mercy Brennan. Mercyâ€™s coworkers give her a nickname that implies
In a tale of danger, suspense and unending battles, the flavor of a great suspenseful tale is revealed. The author does more than simply write a good book; she draws her audience into the adventure of the story and keeps them engaged as the plot unfolds. At times, when I least expected, Nancy Mehl would bring a sudden change into the tale that would ramp up my heartbeat!
Nancy Mehl has written many books in her career and I have enjoyed reading her novels. Now, in her Defenders series, I was even more engrossed in the plot, the lives of her characters and the suspense that didnâ€™t let up till the very end. Personally, I cannot wait until the next story of the series comes out so I can see where Mercy is as well as some of the supporting cast. Keep up the great storytelling Nancy!
Mercy, a US Marshall, her former boyfriend, Mark, another US Marshall, and her best friend, Tally, are hiding from the cartel. Problem is, there is a mole in the home office. Can they stay alive long enough to escape the clutches of the cartel and root out the mole?
If you desire romantic suspense that impresses you with its realism and frantic pace, Nancy Mehl is an excellent choice!
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I would recommend this book to anyone who loves mysteries; you will not be disappointed in this one. Since it is only 294 pages it is also a quick book to read on a rainy day or on a plane ride. Since it isnâ€™t a scary book, it is perfect for those of us too chicken to read the hardcore murder mysteries.
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Mercy Brennan, the MC, captured my interest at the beginning. She was a very complex character. Mark St. Laurent, the other MC, fell a little short in my opinion. He was very sweet, but didn't have the same complexity that Mercy had, and I missed that. Overall,
The storyline was well-thought out, and very fast-paced. I read this in about 24 hours. There were some parts that were predictable, and others that weren't very realistic.
Overall, I was a bit disappointed in this. It was okay for a one-time read, but isn't necessarily something I'd recommend or read again.
CONTENT NOTE: Recommended for ages 16 for violence, mainly.