Malicious Intent by Lynn H. Blackburn – Book Review

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Malicious Intent by Lynn H. Blackburn – Book Review

Malicious Intent

by Lynn H. Blackburn


Series: Defend and Protect #2
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Published by Flemming H. Revell Company
Publication Date March 1, 2022
Genres: Action/Adventure, Christian Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Clean Romance
Setting: North Carolina Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 352

Synopsis:

Dr. Ivy Collins, founder and CEO of Hedera, Inc., is ready to begin clinical trials of her company's cutting-edge prosthetic. Her work has been heralded by government, medical, and advocacy groups and everyone hopes the device will be a success. Well, almost everyone. Someone is trying to sabotage Hedera and the launch, but to what purpose--and how far will they go to get what they want?

Meanwhile, U.S. Secret Service Agent Gil Dixon can't believe he's finally been reunited with Ivy, his childhood best friend. Now that he's found her again, Gil intends to spend the rest of his life with her. But it will take all his skill to uncover the truth in time to save Ivy's life's work, her own life, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


Also in this series: Unknown Threat

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I am always so excited to be able to read another book by Lynn H. Blackburn! While suspense is a genre I am cautious about, I always know she does not go overboard with chilling terror or gory details. I also know that her stories will be filled with faith that inspires.

Malicious Intent started with torture – thankfully without details shared – and a reunion. Wow! The action continued from there with narratives from Gil and Ivy’s viewpoints, in addition to the unknown person maliciously seeking Ivy.

If I hadn’t already loved Gil from what I learned of him in Unknown Threat, his heart toward Ivy would have sent me over the top. He is a strong, protective hero who loves intensely. Oh, and did I mention that he cooks? Ivy, Dr. Collins to her colleagues, was brilliant! It was a lot of fun getting to know her. I was a bit in awe of her strength, as well.

Both Gil and Ivy had strong prayer lives. I appreciated how they called out to the Lord when they were in need, even when they couldn’t get any words out. They were examples of lives lived by faith.

Filled with action, intrigue, suspense, faith, and romance, Malicious Intent was difficult to put down! As a bonus, I now know the real reason to replace my windows with double-paned ones – as a hint, it doesn’t have anything to do with energy efficiency! I recommend it highly to readers who appreciate clean and exciting stories.

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About Lynn H. Blackburn

Lynn H. Blackburn loves writing suspense because her childhood fantasy was to become a spy—but her grown-up reality is that she’s a huge chicken and would have been caught on her first mission. She prefers to live vicariously through her characters and loves putting them into all kinds of terrifying situations—while she’s sitting at home safe and sound in her pajamas!

Her Dive Team Investigations series kicked off in 2018 with Beneath the Surface and In Too Deep (A SIBA Okra pick and Selah Award Finalist). The 3rd book in the series, One Final Breath, releases in September 2019. She is also the author of Hidden Legacy and Covert Justice, which won the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel and the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense. Lynn lives in South Carolina with her true love and their three children. You can follow her real life happily ever after at www.LynnHBlackburn.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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