Code of Valor – Lynette Eason – Blue Justice #3 – Revell – Published 1 January 2019
What Detective Brady St. John really needs is a relaxing vacation. Unfortunately, just as the sun is setting on his second day at a friend’s cabin on Lake Henley, he hears a scream and races to rescue a woman from her would-be killer. When the killer escapes only to return to finish the job, Brady vows to utilize all of his many resources to keep her safe–and catch those who would see her dead.
Financial crimes investigator Emily Chastain doesn’t trust many people. And even though she let the detective who saved her life in on a few pertinent facts about why she was being attacked, there are some things you just don’t share with a stranger. Little does she suspect that the secret she is keeping just might get them both killed.
Code of Valor is the third book in the Blue Justice series which follows the St John family. Code of Valor has the same blend of action, suspense, romance and strong family dynamics as books one and two, giving readers plenty of thrills as the characters fight for their lives.
Code of Valor focuses on Detective Brady St John, who doesn’t hesitate to jump into harm’s way to help financial investigator Emily Chastain when her life is threatened right in front of him. A relaxing vacation on the lake takes a deadly turn when Brady witnesses a man trying to murder Emily. They escape together, only to have the would-be-killers try again. As Emily and Brady run from multiple attempts on their lives and try to track down those responsible, they still have time to kindle a romantic relationship.
Emily is a complex character, with a history of addiction and a distrust of people. She is reluctant to trust Brady but can’t help be charmed by his endless willingness to protect and support her, even drawing upon his wide network of family connections within law enforcement. Emily and Brady make a nice pair. Brady, while hurt by a past of which we never learn too many details, is willing to trust Emily. In return, Emily slowly opens up to Brady.
Emily and Brady face many challenges, multiple attempts on their lives, a missing-feared-dead best-friend, and an endless stream of suspects to tie to the case.
Code of Valor is a thrilling addition to the Blue Justice series and sure to please fans and readers of inspirational romantic suspense.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Genre: Christian suspense.
Themes: Romance, family, mystery, detective, action, addiction, financial crime.
Published: 1 January 2019 by Revell.
Format: Paperback, ebook, audiobook. 336 pages.