by Tanya Stowe
Published by Love Inspired Suspense
Publication Date March 1, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Clean Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Can she stop a deadly crop virus
from ending up in the wrong hands?
Biologist and single mom Sassa Nilsson just witnessed her mentor’s brutal murder by environmental extremists. Now she’s the last link to a deadly pathogen they plan on unleashing—and their number one target! But can handsome border patrol agent Jared De Luca shield Sassa and her baby long enough to find a cure…before the entire world faces the unthinkable consequences?
I would like to thank Celebrate Lit for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Full of suspense, Killer Harvest deals with a single mother, a biologist in Central California, who is thrust into a world of intrigue and terrorists.
Sassa was nicknamed Sassy Sassa by her boss, and fittingly so. Her failed marriage had taught her the importance of standing up for herself and especially for her faith. Her biggest regret was allowing herself to marry a man who didn’t share her faith and she was determined never to do that again!
Jared had come out of a troubled childhood, with a mother who needed more care than she was able to give. After being rescued from that by his grandfather, his life turned around and yet he felt that the God his grandfather loved didn’t really care for him. He was more concerned with getting ahead in his career and tried to find satisfaction in it.
When Sassa and Jared are thrown together to create the pathogen the terrorists are seeking, Jared is challenged about his view of God by the feisty scientist.
I liked the story and the characters. It was so fun to see Jared caring for baby Keri so naturally as Sassa worked in the lab. His strong protective instincts made him so appealing!
As with the other stories in the Love Inspired Suspense line, Killer Harvest has just the right blend of suspense and romance to give it plenty of interest throughout without being too edge-of-the-seat or gory. I still don’t quite get why her boss, Sam, had created this pathogen in the first place but without that, we wouldn’t have this fun story, so who am I to complain!
If you enjoy romantic suspense with characters who turn to God, Killer Harvest is a great choice.
More from Tanya
As a teenager, I spent my summers water-skiing on the King’s River in Central California. Even though we lived on the coast and the ocean, we traveled inland to the smooth river waters every other weekend for our sport. We camped on a sandy beach, skimmed over the water all day long and at night sat under a sky full of brilliant stars and listened to the sound of the water rippling past. Since we lived on the coast with a heavy marine layer, the amazing sky always fascinated me. Surrounded by massive cottonwood trees, with the smell of ripe fruit drifting toward us, my river experiences were different from home and more than memorable. On some nights we’d hear the splash and laughter as teenagers, somewhere across the river, came down to swim. I always wondered what it would be like to live in the nearby small, neat-as-a-pin town, to know the same people all of my life and to be able to drive down to the river with my friends on any given night. I envied those teenagers and always knew I’d someday write a story about central California. I didn’t know it would involve biological warfare and crazed killers…but that transition is another story all its own! I’ll stop here and hope you enjoy Killer Harvest!
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