Blind Spot – Dani Pettrey – Chesapeake Valor #3 – Bethany House Publishers – Published 3 October 2017
FBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life–but isn’t sure exactly what he’s chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that “the wrath is coming,” Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She’s sought justice for refugees and the hurting around the world, and if there’s anyone who can help him, it’s Tanner.
Tanner Shaw has joined the FBI as a crisis counselor . . . meaning she now has more opportunity to butt heads with Declan. But that tension also includes a spark she can’t deny, and she’s pretty sure Declan feels the same. But before anything can develop between them, they discover evidence of a terror cell–and soon are in a race against the clock to stop the coming “wrath” that could cost thousands their lives.
Warning: do not start reading this book unless you have a good few hours spare, because you are not going to want to put this one down! Non-stop action, heart-pounding romance, strong friendship, numerous high-stakes criminal investigations, high-speed motorcycle chases through traffic with bullets flying – this book has everything to keep readers madly flipping pages.
Declan Grey, FBI agent, knows in his gut that there is more to be uncovered about the boat he caught smuggling drugs and humans into the USA. But he is surprised when he is paired with Tanner Shaw, a recent FBI recruit and someone well versed in working with the immigrant population, to work the case, and even more surprised when she agrees with his assessment of imminent danger. Their proximity as they work the case allows them both to examine their growing feelings as they race against the clock to prevent what appears to be a planned terrorist attack.
The action starts right from the beginning of Blind Spot and never stops, and it doesn’t take much longer for the romance to heat up either. Right from the first chapter, the first line, I knew this book was going to blow wide open one of the mysteries outlined in the previous books in the series. Knowing the characters and their backgrounds also meant the story could jump right into the action. Because of that, I suggest readers tackle this series in chronological order – the mix of suspense, romance, and friendship is well worth it.
I really enjoyed watching Declan and Tanner come together. They had butted heads so many times in the previous book, that is was fun to see them set aside their differences and instead focus on what makes them so well suited.
I read this book in one, four hour sitting. I didn’t want to put it down. I was swept up in the crime solving. There are are two main cases that take the focus of this book’s plot. As Declan and Tanner work their case, Griffin, Finley, Parker, Avery, and Kate work a fraud case that quickly dissolves into a complicated homicide. As well as these two cases, we readers finally get some more information about the disappearance of the group’s friend, Luke. A satisfying climax only leads to more questions as the book perfectly sets up what is sure to be an amazing fourth book.
This Chesapeake Valor series is perfect for readers who enjoy crime fighting and suspense that leaves you unwilling to put the book down. Throw in some swoony romance, a strong band of friendship and unswerving faith, and you have a book just like Blind Spot. Highly recommended.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Genre: Christian suspense.
Themes: Crime, terrorism, FBI, friendship, homicide, missing persons
Published: 3 October 2017 by Bethany House Publishers.
Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook. 336 pages.
ISBN: 9780764212963, 0764212966