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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 casualtie
Firewall is a fantastic book by DiAnn Mills, it is Christians Fiction with romance and suspense.
Firewall will keep you at the edge of your seat with page turning suspense and action around every corner. Taryn Young Shepherd thinks her dreams have come true when she married
I want to give a high-five to the author DiAnn Mills and publisher Tyndale for bringing compelling Christian books that are entertaining and give hope to the reader with stories of faith. The author and The Book Club Network Inc. provided me with this book in exchange for my honest review and I am so grateful for their, the authors and publishers generosity.
Many young women dream of being swept off their feet by a wonderful Prince Charming. Taryn Young never expected that scenario to happen to her. What she expected even less was to find that same Prince Charming had married her for her software secrets and left her to die
An essential software program that could destroy America, a little girl's life, and two hearts hang in the balance of this fast-paced, high- octane, murky mystery. This novel will engage your brain on all levels as you try to figure out who the ultimate "boss" is and cheer for the heroine and hero as they race the clock to save loved ones and their country.
As they work through solving the software and safety issues, the main characters also grow in their respective faith levels. Not preachy, just there.
This book was like an onion, peeling back the layers of both the nearly perfect terrorist plot and the layers of the human heart and emotion. You won't want to miss a look at either!
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Book Summary: 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
Review: From the moment I started the book right through the very end it was non-stop! The action and story was moving so fast that I was on pins and needles for the majority of the time. I had to put the book down just to calm my pounding heart. The twists and turns were fantastic! It was as if the bad guys always knew where she was and there were so many of them that I was just daunting at times. Taryn was a multifaceted character with lots of personality and easy to like and empathize with. She was exceedingly smart, surprising in the things she did and well written. This is the first book by DiAnn Mills that I have read and I will be looking forward to reading many more.
I would like to thank Net Galley and Tyndale House Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
Taryn is a software developer who specializes in protective programs
Non-stop action is the hallmark of Firewall. Taryn and Grayson go from one impossible situation to the next, dodging kidnappers and evading assassins. There are sparks between the two main characters, but Mills handles it in a realistic way. Both are cautious and their circumstances warrant it. The mystery continues to the very end — I did not see the final showdown coming! There is also a great dog character for animal lovers. Faith is explored as Taryn discovers new belief in God and Grayson continues a life dependent on Him.
So for a great reading adventure filled with adrenaline and didn’t-see-it-coming surprises, check out Firewall.
(Thanks to Revell for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)
Taryn Young is head developer for Gated Labs Technology, a software development company that is involved in handling top-secret government contracts. The project she's been working on most recently is a program that protects the delivery system that transports liquid natural gas (LNG) for export. She designed the firewall that prevents hackers from taking control of the pipeline. Should the software get into the wrong hands, the controlled temperature could be tampered with, causing an explosion of the volatile gas, threatening lives, causing prices to rise in the market. Two buyers have already purchased the new technology, and the date of export was drawing near.
Taryn has just gotten married; she and her new husband were on their way to San Juan, a rare vacation for her. While waiting near one of the airport's gates, an explosion ripped through the building. Taryn woke up in the hospital with a head injury hours later, her husband missing, and two FBI agents were eyeing her coldly.
Special Agent Grayson Hall was an FBI agent experienced with the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was called in because of his expertise. He was assigned to Taryn Young and her husband Francis Shepherd to explore a possible connection between her software and the bombing incident. Shepherd's disappearance with all Taryn's gadgets, including her iPhone which held the key to a back door to the new program called Nehemiah only implicated them further. Grayson and his partner were of the opinion that Shepherd and Young were part of the airport bombing. In just a matter of hours, Taryn has gone from newlywed to fugitive and she doesn't know who to trust.
The deeper the book gets into the plot, the greater are the complications, twists and turns that take the reader away from earlier assumptions. Even when Taryn teams up with Agent Grayson, the earliest bits and pieces of information being accumulated by countless agents on the job didn't make sense. The action, however, keeps us guessing and reading on.
In spite of the intense, suspenseful action, the author uses temporary lulls to give the main characters an opportunity for reflection. Such introspection fleshes out the individuals we are learning to care for in all the fracas. Throughout the many betrayals, the captures, the shocking revelations, the horror of lives lost, and loss of trust, Taryn remembers her friend Claire encouraging her to place her problems in God's hands. What did she have to lose? She calls out to God for help and eventually through the horrendous events, Taryn learns to trust Him.
Another tactic the author used when the tension ramped up was to bring in Joe, Agent Hall's uncle who was himself a retired FBI agent. I loved how Joe brought to the mix a break in intensity because of his personality, his wit and wisdom, and his relationship with his nephew. The two men worked with each other like a well-oiled machine. Their quips added levity at just the right moments, yet Joe was also a good agent and when the chips were down, he played an important role in solving the many questions posed by things that were baffling other agents. He even assisted in finding the mole within the Agency itself.
There's a lot to like in this suspenseful story. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys action-packed intrigue.
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I did suspect who the person behind it all was before it was revealed--something that is rare for me to do and be correct. I felt for Taryn from the very first chapter and found myself rooting for the romance between her and the FBI character to move forward.
Yikes, this was intense! Lots of crazy twists and turns, and action scenes. The main reason I docked a few stars was the main characters. I just felt very "Meh" about them the whole time. They felt flat. I actually liked the background characters (JOE!) better than the MCs.
CONTENT: Recommended for ages 16 for mature themes and violence.